Advanced Pain & Palliative Care Workshop

EPEC - Pediatrics

Education in Palliative and End-of-life Care

Rome - November 20-23, 2019

Since 2003 the Maruzza Foundation has provided specialised paediatric palliative care training opportunities for over 4,000 healthcare workers at both a national and international level. In 2019, as part of its campaign for improved global access to pediatric palliative care, the Foundation has joined forces with the devisors of the EPEC Pediatrics Curriculum to offer the cutting edge ‘Advanced Pain And Palliative Care Workshop’ for the first time in Europe. The goal of this project is to enhance both the access and quality of Pediatric Palliative Care by making this comprehensive training program available to as many children’s palliative care providers as possible from throughout the European region, the Mediterranean basin and neighboring territories. To this end the organizers have committed to offer the workshop for reduced rates for participants from low and middle-income countries (LMIC)

EPEC-Pediatrics features state-of-the-art knowledge in pain treatment, symptom management and training in the skills required to address key domains in Pediatric Palliative Care. The program is designed to give pediatric healthcare professionals (incl. physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, psychologists etc.) the knowledge and skills needed to provide excellent palliative care to their patients and their families.

22 Modules

  • What is Pediatric Palliative Care (PPC) and why Does it Matter: An Overview
  • Multimodal Analgesia: Acute Pain Management in Children with Serious Illness
  • Opioid Selection and Opioid Rotation in Children
  • Neuropathic Pain Management and Adjuvant Analgesia in Pediatrics
  • Procedural Pain Prevention and Treatment in Children
  • Treating Chronic Persistent Pain in Kids
  • Use of Methadone in Pediatrics
  • Treatment of Distressing Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Children with Serious Illness
  • Treatment of Distressing Respiratory Symptoms in Children with Serious Illness
  • Treatment of Distressing Neurological Symptoms in Children with Serious Illness
  • Management of Refractory Distress in Pediatric End-of-Life Care
  • Preparation for Imminent Death of a Child
  • Integrative Medicine: Advanced “Non-pharmacological” Interventions to treat distressing symptoms in children
  • Introducing Quality Improvement in PPC
  • Management of Fatigue, Psychosocial and Psychiatric Symptoms in PPC
  • Child Development
  • Family Centered Care in PPC
  • Grief and Bereavement in Pediatrics
  • Professional Care for Professionals
  • PPC Team Collaboration and Effectiveness
  • PPC Communication & Planning
  • Ethical & Legal PPC Considerations

Key Teaching Modalities

  • Interactive Lecture
  • Role Play
  • Case Study