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Management of Subcutaneous Infusions in Palliative Care

Learning Modules

  Guidelines The learning package is presented in the following sections:

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Learning Objectives

Following successful completion of this package, you should be able to:

  • discuss the indications and contraindications for subcutaneous infusions in palliative care;
  • explain management and safety principles when using infusion devices;
  • discuss principles of appropriate site selection for insertion of a cannula;
  • describe strategies for preventing site related problems;
  • identify drugs commonly used in subcutaneous infusions, and their indications for use;
  • provide accurate information and education to patients and families/carers using subcutaneous infusion devices;
  • safely monitor the patient with a subcutaneous infusion in situ.
Last updated: 10 January 2018