Thursday, November 25, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
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Jennifer Campagnolo, Palliative Care ECHO Hub Project Lead 
Canadian Home Care Association 

Pain and Symptom Management at Home: Managing Emergencies

 A pain or symptom crisis often results in a rushed and unplanned emergency department visit and have a significant impact on a patient’s quality of life. According to one recent Canadian study, 34.4% of palliative home care patients visited an emergency department in the last six weeks of life, with nearly half of those visits related to pain or breathing issues. Taking steps to anticipate and develop plans to manage a person's pain and symptoms can help patients remain at home.  Managing acute changes in a person's pain or symptoms involves decision-making that includes patients and their caregivers and their goals of care. 

  • What factors need to be considered when making decisions about a person's pain and symptoms? 
  • Is it really an emergency if a patient is palliative or at end-of-life?
  • How  important are Advantce Care Plans influence if an emergency happens?

Join this CHCA Palliative Care ECHO Hub session to learn how to manage palliative emergencies in the home through shared decision making and to explore the process through a case study.


Cornelius J. Woelk MD, CCFP(PC), FCFP, Medical Director of Palliative Care,                                     Southern Health-Santé Sud


  Melanie Spencley, NP, Regional Palliative Consultation Team                                                               Home and Community Care Support Services, Champlain LHIN



  Jennifer Campagnolo, ECHO Hub Project Lead

There is no limit to the number of participants who can join a

CHCA Palliative Care ECHO session.

All sessions are free of charge.

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