Master's degree in Nursing and Obstetrics (Bolzano)

Advanced methods of assessment, prevention and assistance to the family and to the communities - ASSESSMENT E GESTIONE DEI SINTOMI IN CURE PALLIATIVE

Course code
4S007234
Name of lecturer
Alessandro Valle
Number of ECTS credits allocated
1
Academic sector
MED/06 - MEDICAL ONCOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
BOLZANO
Period
LMSIO BZ 1° ANNO 1° SEMESTRE dal Nov 12, 2018 al Jan 18, 2019.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

To know tools for evaluation of pain in Palliative Care to use them in clinical practice
To know therapies for pain in Palliative Care
To know dyspnea treatments in patients with advanced cancer and other non cancer conditions
To know pathogenesis and treatment of fatigue in Palliative Care
To know pathogenesis and treatment of nausea/vomiting in Palliative Care
To know pathogenesis and treatment of constipation (in particular opioid induced constipation) in Palliative Care
To know pathogenesis and treatment of intestinal obstruction in Palliative Care

Syllabus

TEACHING PLAN
Pain assessment in Palliative Care
Opioid titration
Treatment of dyspnea in patients with advanced cancer and other non cancer conditions
Pathogenesis and treatment of fatigue in Palliative Care
Pathogenesis and treatment of nausea/vomiting in Palliative Care
Pathogenesis and treatment of constipation in Palliative Care, in particular opioid induced constipation
Pathogenesis and treatment of bowel obstruction in Palliative Care

TEACHING METHODS
Lessons with slides, team discussion and discussion of clinical cases in plenary

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Use of opioid analgesics in the treatment of cancer pain: evidence-based recommendations from the EAPC.
Caraceni A, Hanks G, Kaasa S, Bennett MI, Brunelli C, Cherny N, Dale O, De Conno F, Fallon M, Hanna M, Haugen DF, Juhl G, King S, Klepstad P, Laugsand EA, Maltoni M, Mercadante S, Nabal M, Pigni A, Radbruch L, Reid C, Sjogren P, Stone PC, Tassinari D, Zeppetella G; European Palliative Care Research Collaborative (EPCRC); European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC). Lancet Oncol. 2012 Feb;13(2):e58-68.

Linee guida. Terapia del dolore in Oncologia. Edizione 2016. AIOM.

Treatment of dyspnoea in advanced cancer patients: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines. Kloke M, Cherny N; ESMO Guidelines Committee. Ann Oncol. 2015 Sep;26 Suppl 5:v169-73.

Review of clinical trials of pharmacologic interventions for cancer-related fatigue: focus on psychostimulants and steroids. Yennurajalingam S, Bruera E. Cancer J. 2014 Sep-Oct;20(5):319-24.

Nausea and vomiting in palliative care. Collis E, Mather H. BMJ. 2015 Dec 3;351:h6249.

Recommendations for bowel obstruction with peritoneal carcinomatosis. Laval G, Marcelin-Benazech B, Guirimand F, Chauvenet L, Copel L, Durand A, Francois E, Gabolde M, Mariani P, Rebischung C, Servois V, Terrebonne E, Arvieux C; French Society for Palliative Care; French Society for Digestive Surgery; French Society for Gastroenterology; French Association for Supportive Care in Oncology; French Society for Digestive Cancer. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 Jul;48(1):75-91.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018






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