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Managing Death Rattle in Palliative Care

Managing Death Rattle in Palliative Care

Managing Death Rattle in Palliative Care

Richard Hillier
Richard Hillier
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 06 Apr 2018
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Last updated: 02 May 2018

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This session looks at death rattle; what causes it, how to treat the symptoms, as well as an integrated approach to managing patients with death rattle and its impact on those close to them. This session was reviewed by Richard Hillier and Christina Faull and last updated in December 2014.


By the end of this session you will be able to:
• Recognise death rattle and its underlying cause
• Discuss the impact of death rattle on the family, friends and professionals
• List the main drugs used in symptom management of death rattle, their efficacy and side-effects
• Outline an effective approach to managing the noise of death rattle and providing support for family and observers
• Assess your confidence around identifying and managing the symptoms of death rattle
Richard Hillier

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Richard Hillier
on behalf of Health Education England

Dr Richard Hillier was a Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Palliative Medicine in Southampton for 27 years. He had responsibility for 25 beds, the hospital team, a large community team and helped develop education and research in palliative medicine.

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  • Health Education England
  • 0.50 Units -
    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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