Caring @home

Heaps of resources for healthcare professionals who are providing support to people with palliative care needs and their carers, including:

Training Carers: resources to support one-on-one training by health professionals who are teaching a carer to help manage breakthrough symptoms safely using subcutaneous medicines for a person who chooses to be cared for, and to die at home, if possible.

PalliMeds, an app developed by NPS Medicinewise for caring@home, familiarises primary care prescribers with eight palliative care medicines that have been endorsed by the Australian & New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine (ANZSPM) for management of terminal symptoms.

Medicine Handling Guidelines - The Guidelines for the handling of palliative care medicines in community services, developed by NPS Medicinewise, can be used by community service providers to inform the development of detailed protocols and procedures tailored to the requirements of individual services.

Links to webinars and podcasts