Palliative Care for Children Learning & Fellowship Forum: Pilot

On 8th December 2020, APHN’s Paediatric Palliative Care Special Interest Group piloted a new webinar series – The Palliative Care for Children Learning & Fellowship Forum. This new bimonthly series provides opportunities to share experiences and practices of children’s palliative care in hospital and community settings across different regions and cultures.

We would like to invite Paediatricians, Family Medicine Specialists, Primary Care Doctors and Allied Health care providers or any other interested parties to join us! Themes such as Symptom Management, Transition and Community Care, Psychosocial Care and more will be explored over the course of the series.

This first session kicked off with the topic of Drooling and Airway Secretion Management presented by Dr Lee Chee Chan from Malaysia. Dr Lee is a Paediatric Palliative Paediatrician from Hospital Tunku Azizah in Kuala Lumpur and he is currently the President for the Malaysia Association of Paediatric Palliative Care (MAPPAC). Moderator Dr Tan Chai Eng, Associate Professor & Family Medicine Specialist from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia supported and facilitated this fruitful discussion.

The session covered a multifactorial assessment for drooling as well as the appropriate management ranging from simple measures to medication. The discussion with the participants even went into the details of the usage of Scopolamine Patch and how to prevent contact dermatitis arising from its use.

By the end of the session, we managed to garner almost 80 participants from across 17 different regions. We would like to thank everyone who joined in this pilot session and we hope that you were able to take away new and useful knowledge!

This series will continue next year in February 2021 and we look forward to seeing you again! Please subscribe to our newsletter and/or follow our social media pages as we will be announcing more details soon.

If you have missed this session, you may access the archive for our recorded webinar session here (only available to APHN members).

Written by: Cheng Tah Nern (APHN Executive), Edited by: Trudy Giam (APHN Executive)