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CLiP Workshops - child version

For the care of children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening illness

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Note: these workshops are in preparation and will appear on this website as each is completed


Introduction to paediatric palliative care

1. What is palliative care?                                                         

2. Meeting the very ill family for the first time            Introductory

3. Making sensible decisions                                      Introductory     

4. How children metabolise drugs                               Intermediate     

5. Routes of administration                                         Intermediate     


Helping the child with pain

1. What is pain?                                                          Introductory    

2. Issues in assessing pain                                          Introductory    

3. Diagnosing the cause of pain                                 Introductory    

4. Choosing an analgesic                                            Intermediate   

5. Using morphine                                                       Intermediate   

6. Understanding the adverse effects of opioids        Intermediate   

7. Alternatives to morphine                                         Advanced       

8. Changing opioids                                                    Advanced       

9. Persisting pain                                                         Advanced       

10. Managing severe pain                                          Advanced       


Helping children with symptoms other than pain

1. Constipation                                                            Introductory    

2. Tracheostomy                                                         Intermediate   

3. Breathlessness                                                        Introductory    

4. Oral problems                                                         Introductory    

5. Nausea and vomiting                                              Intermediate   

6. Diarrhoea                                                                Intermediate   

7. Oedema                                                                  Intermediate   

8. Lymphoedema                                                        Advanced       

9. Muscle spasticity                                                    Intermediate   

10. Managing seizures                                                Intermediate               

11. Recognising emergencies                                     Intermediate               


Shared decision making

1. Advance Care planning                                          Introductory    

2. Issues around capacity                                           Intermediate               

3. Best interests                                                          Intermediate

4. Advance Decisions to Refuse Treatment                   Intermediate

4. Issues around resuscitation                                     Intermediate               


Moving and handling the ill child

1. General principles                                                 Introductory    

2. Equipment, adaptations and improving                  Intermediate   
            the environment                     

3. Positional issues                                                   Intermediate   



Psychological needs

1. Fostering hope                                                      Introductory    

2. Helping the family to share their problems             Introductory    

3. Breaking difficult news                                           Intermediate   

4. Helping the anxious person                                    Intermediate   

5. Helping the angry person                                        Intermediate   

6. Answering difficult questions                                  Intermediate   

7. Helping the withdrawn child                                    Advanced       

8. Collusion and denial                                                Advanced       


Helping the child with reduced hydration and nutrition

1. Maintaining the environment for eating and drinking         Introductory     

2. Balancing the diet                                                            Intermediate

3. Enriching and fortifying the diet                                        Intermediate

4. Decisions in hydration and nutrition                                  Intermediate

5. Thinking about swallowing problems                                  Intermediate

6. Using non-oral routes                                                       Advanced

7. Managing a gastrostomy                                                  Advanced


Procedures in palliative care

1. Setting up a syringe driver                                      Intermediate                 

2. Problems with a subcutaneous infusion                 Intermediate     

3. Tracheostomy management                                Advanced       

4. Compassionate extubation                                   Advanced       


Helping children with communication difficulties

1. Conditions causing communication difficulties      Introductory                 

2. Identifying distress                                             Introductory                 

3. Using DisDAT                                                      Intermediate                 


The last hours and days

1. Adjustments                                                            Intermediate               

2. Managing distress                                                   Intermediate               

3. The death                                                                Introductory                

4. A friend dies ...                                                        Introductory                



1. The loss begins ...                                                   Introductory                

2. The effect of death on staff                                      Introductory    

3. Assessing risk                                                         Intermediate                 



1. What is the transition process                                Introductory          

2.Transition Planning                                                 Introductory           

3.Working together                                                   Introductory            

4.Sexual Health                                                        Introductory           

5.Empowering the young person/family                     Introductory