Tasmanian Adult Palliative Care Formulary

Available at: palliativecareformulary.tas.gov.au

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The Tasmanian Palliative Care Formulary a resource for healthcare professionals who care for adult patients who require palliative care.

It is not intended as a resource for patients and carers. For quality evidence-based information for patients and carers, see caresearch website.

The Tasmanian Palliative Care Formulary includes:

  • Listings for 90 medications with specialised palliative care indications
  • Routes and dosing, including via syringe drivers
  • Variations on usual prescribing for this patient group
  • Summaries that compare medications within a class, eg. NSAIDs, benzodiazepines
  • Links to useful resources;
    • symptom management guidelines
    • syringe driver compatibilities, and
    • opioid conversion tables
    • PBS information

It does not include information on paediatric, pregnant or breastfeeding patients. For these patients, please seek specialist resources and advice.

Please email formulary@dhhs.tas.gov.au for website support, feedback and comments.

This project was made possible by Australian Government funding via the Better Access to Palliative Care Program