Summary of NICE guidance for Care of dying adults in the last days of life

Karoline Brennan, Senior Medicines Information Pharmacist, North West Medicines Information CentreSource North West Medicines Information CentrePublished

This edition of NICE Bites reflects current NICE guidance (as at November 2020). Please go to NICE to check for any recent updates to this guideline.

NICE Bites is a monthly prescribing bulletin from the North West Medicines Information Centre which summarises key prescribing points from NICE guidance.  NICE Bites No 85, March 2016 includes one topic: Care of dying adults in the last days of life )NYICE NG31). It includes the following sections: general principles, pharmacological interventions, symptom management of pain, breathlessness, nausea and vomiting, anxiety, delirium,agitation and noisy respiratory secretions, and anticipatory prescribing