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Wednesday, 03 July 2019

09:30 - 13:00


How Can I Help a Breathless Patient?

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Breathlessness can be a distressing symptom for patients and their families. This course aims to give healthcare professionals the basic non-pharmacological knowledge and skills to actively empower patients to self-manage their own breathlessness.

 This Study Day is aimed at:

This Study Day is suitable for healthcare professionals who are caring for palliative patients in any setting.

 In this session learners will:

• An overview of the anatomy and physiology of the lungs

• How chronic illness affects the normal breathing process

• How to assess breathlessness

• The impact of breathlessness on the patient and family

• How to manage the acutely breathless patient using non-pharmacological interventions

• An opportunity to discuss how to use the new techniques

• An awareness of associated fatigue and anxiety

Price: £45.00

Fully funded places are available for CPFT staff. You will be asked for proof of eligibility so please only register for a free place if you are eligible. Limited fully funded places for students.

To Register: Follow this Link.

Location: Education Centre, Arthur Rank Hospice, Cherry Hinton Road, Shelford Bottom, Cambridge CB22 3FB. The Education Centre at the hospice is fully accessible for wheelchair users and those with disabilities.  The Centre is on the first floor accessible by a lift. 

Directions and Visitor Parking to the Education & Conference Centre

 By Car: If you are using Sat Nav please use the P&R postcode CB22 3AB as some sat navs do not currently recognise the location of the new hospice. A map with directions is available at

Car Parking: Delegates and visitors to the Education & Conference Centre should park at the Babraham Road Park and Ride located next to the hospice and use the footpath to the Centre.  Car parking at the Park and Ride is free for up to 18 hours. The car park at the Hospice is reserved for patients, families and Blue Badge holders only.

By Public Transport/Taxi: Cambridge railway station is approximately 3 miles from the Hospice. Taxis are available outside the entrance to the station or buses run from the city centre/railway station/Addenbrookes to the Babraham Park & Ride. Once at the Park & Ride, walk towards the vehicular entrance to access the pedestrian footpath to the hospice.

Cycling: There are secure bicycle racks at the front of the hospice.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Contact the Education Team on 01223 675801 or 

What's the refund policy? 

If you cancel your registration 14 days prior to the start of the study day, you will not be entitled to a refund, however you may transfer your booking to an alternative course. For non-attendees who have a fully funded ticket please note we reserve the right to charge a fee of £20.00, however extenuating circumstances will be taken into consideration when applying the cancellation fee.

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