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The Australian Government has asked caring@home to develop resources to support the preparedness of palliative care service providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. These resources are now available for order (see blue button right).

 

caring@home aims to improve the quality of palliative care service delivery across Australia. Resources are available to support people to be cared for and to die at home, if that is their choice. Resources are applicable Australia-wide for community service providers, health care professionals and carers to support carers to help manage breakthrough symptoms safely using subcutaneous medicines. This project has been extended to 31 March, 2021.

 

  • Since 2018...

    *  15,900 caring@home packages for carers

        distributed to health professionals

    *  3,000 downloads palliMEDS app for prescribers,

        developed by NPS MedicineWise

    *  3,700 downloads of Guidelines for the handling

        of palliative care medicines in community services

    *  2,000 completions of online education modules for registered nurses

  • These are good resources to enable a patient to be cared for and die at home if they wish.
  • caring@home resources help the carer to feel more confident to manage breakthrough symptoms in the home environment.
  • caring@home resources can be used to improve outcomes for palliative patients, and outcomes for their carers in their grieving process.
  • The information and education were extremely helpful. This made us so much more competent and able to care for my grandfather in his final days.
  • I felt very confident giving my mother pain relief when required and being able to relieve stress and discomfort to be able to keep her at home.
  • The chance to care for my mother-in-law helped me to cope with her death.
  • Practical demonstration was most beneficial to me particularly given that I did not have much spare time to read all the written material that was provided.
  • I attribute my confidence in administering medicines to the supervision and advice given to me by the nurse.
  • Practical demonstration was most beneficial to me particularly given that I did not have much spare time to read all the written material that was provided.
  • The chance to care for my mother-in-law helped me to cope with her death.
  • The information and education were extremely helpful. This made us so much more competent and able to care for my grandfather in his final days.

  

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Evaluation surveys - have your say.
Evaluation surveys - have your say.

Evaluation surveys - have your say.

The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) are working to evaluate the effect of the online education modules and resources on nurses and carers. One way of being a part of the evaluation is to complete the short five-minute survey prior to starting the online modules, and the post-education survey upon completing the modules.

The pre-education and post-education surveys help us understand how to best support you in your clinical practice; your thoughts are important to us.

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