Comprehensive Symptom Assessment and Management Course

IAHPC Institute

Comprehensive Symptom Assessment and Management Course

Target audience

Pharmacists, physicians, psychologists, social workers, and nurses

Learning objectives

This course is designed to increase the knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient-centered management of symptoms (other than pain) common in palliative care for adults. This course follows the Comprehensive Pain Assessment and Management Course taught by Professor Lukas Radbruch and Dr. Ebtesam Ahmed in June-July 2022.

The curriculum addresses basic principles associated with symptom assessment, effective pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment options, and appropriate therapeutic regimens.

Upon completion of the program, participants should be proficient in assessing and evaluating symptoms and identifying pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment options based on disease states and other adult patient-related factors.

How many sessions?

8 sessions

How many hours?

It will take approximately 10 hours to complete all the modules.

Faculty

Eduardo Bruera, MD, FACP, FAAHPM

IAHPC Chair 2000-2004
Department Chair
Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine
Division of Cancer Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX, USA

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Aimee Christie, MS, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation & Integrative Medicine
Division of Cancer Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX, USA

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David Hui, MD, MSc

Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine
Division of Cancer Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX, USA

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Chitra Venkateswaran, MD

IAHPC Board member
Founder / Clinical Director
Mental Health Care and Research (MEHAC) Foundation
Professor, Department of Psychiatry,
Senior Consultant in Palliative Care, Believers Church Medical College
Thiruvalla, Kerala, India

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Donna S. Zhukovsky, MD, FACP, FAAHPM

Professor
Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine Division of Cancer Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX, USA

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Modality

Virtual – Zoom platform. Sessions will be live and recorded. Participants unable to attend the live session may watch the recording. Preregistration is required.

Dates

September 30 to November 18, 2022

Cost

Free to IAHPC members

Language

The course will be taught in English.

Requirements

Current IAHPC members
Access to internet

Evaluation

An assessment to evaluate the satisfaction of the course will be given at the end of the course.

Certificate

A certificate will be provided to participants who participate in the live sessions and/or watch all the recorded modules.

Content

Module Topic/Symptom Date Time (CST) Length Faculty
1 Introduction - Palliative care integration around the globe
Approach to symptom assessment
Sept 30 7am CST
12 GMT
2pm CET
1.15 hours Eduardo Bruera
Donna S. Zhukovsky
Access
2 Fatigue Oct 4 7am CST
12 GMT
2pm CET
1 hour Donna S. Zhukovsky Access
3 Delirium Oct 11 7am CST
12 GMT
2pm CET
1.15 hours David Hui Access
4 Gastrointestinal Intestinal Symptoms Module 1: Anorexia – Cachexia Syndrome, Constipation and Diarrhea Oct 18 7am CST
12 GMT
2pm CET
1.15 hours Donna S. Zhukovsky Access
5 Gastrointestinal Intestinal Symptoms II: Nausea and Vomiting, Malignant Bowel Obstruction and Oral Symptoms Oct 25 7am CST
12 GMT
2pm CET
1.15 hours Donna S. Zhukovsky Access
6 Respiratory Symptoms: Dyspnea, Cough, Secretions Nov 1 7am CST
12 GMT
1pm CET
1.15 hours David Hui Access
7 Insomnia Nov 8 7am CST
12 GMT
2pm CET
1 hour Aimee J. Christie
Donna S. Zhukovsky
Access
8 Psychological distress Nov 15 7am CST
12 GMT
2pm CET
1 hour Chitra Venkateswaran Access

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