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e-learning Indian palliative care course

30th May 2016

eCancer has launched a text only version of the palliative care e-learning course for health professionals in India.

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Epistatus 10mg/mL oromucosal solution batch recall

26th May 2016

MHRA has issued a class 2 medicines recall for the specified batch below of Epistatus (midazolam) 10mg/mL oromucosal solution (unauthorized buccal liquid; Special products). The incorrect size of neck adaptor has been fitted and they are not compatible with oral syringes.

Batch: 73234 Expiry: Oct 2017 Size: 1 x 5ml First issued: 24 Feb 2016

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IPC5 available soon

17th May 2016

Introducing Palliative Care (IPC) is a well-established introductory text for palliative care. This fifth edition (IPC5) has moved from a single authorship to a collaborative project between editorial team and eight new contributors. Updates include:

  • covering the Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain and Ireland recommended curriculum for medical undergraduates
  • expanded sections on ethics, law, children, symptom management
  • the Essential Palliative Care Formulary, and a synoptic table of drug doses for common symptoms.

We are pleased to announce that IPC5 is anticipated to be available mid June 2016 from for £25 (including p&p in the UK) and has already received the following high praise:

‘We all need one book that we know, thumb often, trust and refer to. This palliative care book fills all these roles for staff at every grade. End of life care is everyone’s business; if used to the full, this book can and will improve patient care in all settings.’ Professor Ilora Baroness Finlay of Llandaff

‘This new collaborative edition is the best of the best. Its clear, concise, balance of theory and application is admirable and is replete with practical wisdom. This is required reading for anyone serious about caring for the dying well, for it is long enough to be useful and short enough to be digestible.’ Professor Rob George, President of the Association for Palliative Medicine

‘The holistic and multimodal approach of this book, which builds on the total pain model of Dame Cicely Saunders, is particularly to be commended.’ Professor Irene Higginson, Director of the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation, King’s College London

‘This book is not just a symptom control handbook, it covers all aspects of holistic care in an easy to read and navigable format. It will become an old friend - get to know it!’ Dr Fiona Rawlinson, Programme Director, Palliative Care Education, Cardiff University

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