General practice

New Queensland guidelines for community-based palliative care anticipatory medicines

The Queensland Health Community-based Palliative Care Anticipatory Medicines: Guidance for Queensland document is now available for Queensland generalist clinicians who are supporting adults receiving palliative care at home.

The Guidance:

  • Provides detailed information about the management of palliative care anticipatory medicines for adults
  • Encourages proactive prescribing, dispensing and coordination of anticipatory medicines supply
  • Supports clinicians to assist family/carers to manage symptoms using subcutaneous and/or sublingual medicines, and
  • Augments prescribers’ palliative care clinical practice.

A short online webinar is available to assist clinicians to navigate the document.

The Guidance was developed by PallConsult, a Queensland Health initiative with input from the palliPHARM Steering Committee, the Chief Medical Officer and Healthcare Regulation Branch Prevention Division, Queensland Health, Queensland Specialist Palliative Care Directors’ Group and Specialist Palliative Rural Telehealth Services and is compliant with Queensland Medicines and Poisons (Medicines) Regulation, 2021

For more information visit Queensland Health’s PallConsult.

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