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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 ⇒ 6.3 Identify different techniques for relieving symptoms

6.3 Identify different techniques for relieving symptoms

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: 6 Understand how symptoms might be identified in end of life care
Assessment criteria: 6.3 Identify different techniques for relieving symptoms

  • Techniques that symptoms can be relived include:
    • Medication (e.g. pain relief etc.)
    • Good oral care
    • Pre-emptive prescription (so that medication that is likely to be required is quickly available)
    • Psychological support
    • Promoting the individual’s rights and dignity
    • Supporting an individual to adjust position (to reduce likelihood of bedsores)
    • Maintaining a comfortable environment (e.g. dimming lights, opening windows etc.)
    • Use of catheter

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