5 October 2020
caring@home, a national palliative care project funded by the Australian Government, has launched an updated palliative care medicine app and community guidelines as a part of the suite of free resources supporting people to be cared for, and to die at home, if that is their choice.
The popular free prescriber app – palliMEDS – has been updated to now include a handy opioid calculator. This supports switching a patient from some, or all, of their current opioids, to a replacement opioid delivered by the subcutaneous route.
Version two of the ‘Guidelines for the handling of palliative care medicines in community services’ are now available. The Guidelines have been updated to include jurisdictional changes and can be used by community service providers to inform the development of detailed protocols and procedures tailored to the requirements of individual services.