The caring@home package for carers is designed to support one-on-one training by nurses who are teaching a carer to help manage breakthrough symptoms safely using subcutaneous medicines.
The package provides practical information that carers can refer to at any time and is appropriate for all jurisdictions in Australia.
Integral parts of the caring@home package for carers have been translated to Arabic, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Punjabi, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Tagalog and Vietnamese for use by those communities:
- Practical Handbook for Carers
- Medicines Diary
- Writing a label, opening an ampoule and drawing up medicine - A step-by-step guide
- Giving a medicine using a subcutaneous cannula - A step-by-step guide
- Information brochure for carers
- Symptoms and medicines: Colour-coded fridge chart
- Five short training videos.
Nurses can provide these translated resources to carers, where relevant, to assist in teaching them to help manage breakthrough symptoms safely using subcutaneous medicines.
* Nurses should refer to their organisation's policy and procedure on the use of interpreters.
* For patient safety, the translated caring@home resources should only be used by carers who have a support network that includes a bi-lingual person.
Page last updated 28 October 2020