The prescribing of “just in case” End of Life Care drugs in anticipation of future clinical need has become widespread practice in recent years. NICE advises that this should be “personalised prescribing” rather than a standard set of drugs and doses, but gives little advice on what that means in practice.
This webinar will focus on prescribing for the common End of Life Care symptoms of pain, nausea / vomiting, anxiety / agitation, respiratory secretions and breathlessness. What drugs / starting doses / dose frequencies / dose ranges are likely to be both effective and safe? When should they be prescribed? And when should a syringe driver be started, with what drugs / doses / dose ranges?
Participants will be encouraged to send in an anonymised summary of a case when Just in Case or Syringe Driver prescribing went well, or proved challenging. These will be discussed during the webinar.