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 ⇒ Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care ⇒ Level 3 Diploma Optional Units ⇒ Unit 374 Managing symptoms in end of life care

Unit 374 Managing symptoms in end of life care

This unit is one of the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care Optional Units and has the following learning outcomes and assessment criteria:

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  1. 1 Understand the effects of symptoms in relation to end of life care
    1. 1.1 Identify a range of conditions where you might provide end of life care
    2. 1.2 Identify common symptoms associated with end of life care
    3. 1.3 Explain how symptoms can cause an individual distress and discomfort
    4. 1.4 Evaluate the significance of the individual’s own perception of their symptoms
  2. 2 Understand how to manage symptoms in end of life care
    1. 2.1 Identify signs that may indicate that an individual is experiencing pain, distress or discomfort from symptoms
    2. 2.2 Describe factors that can influence an individual’s perception of their symptoms
    3. 2.3 Describe the range of assessment tools for monitoring symptoms including those for individuals with cognitive impairment in own work setting
    4. 2.4 Explain how to provide relief using a range of methods from symptoms in end of life care
  3. 3 Be able to manage symptoms in end of life care
    1. 3.1 Demonstrate the range of methods that can provide symptom relief in own work setting
    2. 3.2 Describe own role in supporting therapeutic options used in symptom relief
    3. 3.3 Recognise symptoms that identify the last few days of life may be approaching
    4. 3.4 Respond to an individual’s needs and preferences in managing their symptoms
    5. 3.5 Actively provide support, comfort and well-being in end of life care
    6. 3.6 Recognise when to seek advice from relevant others if the level of support required by the individual is beyond own scope of practice
  4. 4 Be able to integrate symptom management in the care management process
    1. 4.1 Explain how pain and symptom management is an important part of the care planning process
    2. 4.2 Regularly monitor symptoms associated with end of life care
    3. 4.3 Record and report changes in symptoms according to policies and procedures in own work setting
    4. 4.4 Support the implementation of changes in the care plan
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