Palliative Wiki

An online dropbox paper collaborative text by palliative medicine specialists and doctors with an interest in palliative care containing information about terminal illnesses, symptom management, pharmacology and prognostication.

Quick-links: Subcutaneous Compatibilties | Opioid (include Analgesic Eqiuvalence) | Prognostication (including Tools)


Pocketbook of Palliative Medicine

Online | iOS | Android | Zip (.EXE) | EPUB | PDF

An app and website for hospital doctors and general practitioners containing brief suggestions for symptom relief. Based on the 2014 Isle of Wight Symptom Relief Guidelines by Dr Graham Grove and Dr Paul Howard, this booklet is adapted for the Australian context. It contains details about the following: medications useful in the last few hours of life; using continuous subcutaneous infusions; using opioids and treating pain; treating respiratory, gastrointestinal, neurological, dermatological and systemic symptoms in palliative patients; and treating acute complications of cancer.


Palliative Point of Care Ultrasound Guidance

POCUS Protocols Folder

Quick Links: Point of Care Ultrasonography in Palliative Medicine | Bladder POCUS | Ascites


Upcoming Events

2019 Gold Coast Interventional Palliative Medicine and Medical Updates Seminar

Gold Coast's Specialist Palliative Care Service is running an education seminar / conference on Friday the 7th of June and Saturday 8th of June in 2019 at the Gold Coast University Hospital. The seminar is especially for palliative care consultants and advanced trainees and other doctors who have an interest in palliative medicine. The conference is free.

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On the first day the topic is "Interventional Palliative Medicine" and topics presented will include preventing pathological long-bone fractures with orthopaedics interventions, vertebroplasties for pathological vertebral fractures, femoral nerve analgesic infusions for pathological neck of femur fractures, interventional radiology and nerve blocks (intercostal, coeliac plexus and hypogastric nerve blocks), point of care ultrasound in palliative care, subcutaneous patient controlled analgesia and televideo in palliative care.

On the second day the topic is "Medical Updates for the Palliative Care Physician" and topics presented will include new treatments in oncology and their impact on prognosis, managing symptoms and prognosticating in end-stage organ failure and CT and MRI teaching in metastatic cancer.