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 ⇒ Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care ⇒ Level 3 Diploma Optional Units ⇒ Unit 385 Understand how to provide support when working in end of life care ⇒ 1.2 Evaluate how a range of tools for end of life care can support the individual and others

1.2 Evaluate how a range of tools for end of life care can support the individual and others

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care Optional Units
Unit: Unit 385 Understand how to provide support when working in end of life care
Learning outcome: 1 Understand current approaches to end of life care
Assessment criteria: 1.2 Evaluate how a range of tools for end of life care can support the individual and others

  • Tools that may support an individual and others in end-of-life care can include:
    • Abbey Pain Scale – used for the assessment of pain of individuals that are unable to communicate/articulate
    • Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST) – screening tool for individuals that are malnourished, obese or at risk of malnourishment
    • Barthel Index – used to measure performance in daily living activities and mobility.
    • Waterlow Score – calculates an estimated risk of an individual developing a pressure sore

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