This course will describe how to work with hospice patients who present with clinically challenging conditions. Specifically, this course will discuss managing agitated behaviors in delirium and dementia, depression, and management of heart failure with inotropic medications. The goal of this course is to provide nurses in hospice and palliative care with knowledge of nursing considerations for challenging patients.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791
Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Delirium – Common Causes
Delirium – Assessment
Lewy Bodies Disease
Goals of Medication Management
Delirium – Treatment
Reverse Use of Antipsychotics
The Eight Tips
The Eight Tips, continued
Depression & Mortality
Prevalence of Depressive Disorders
Depressive Risk Factors
Depression Diagnosis, continued
Depression Screening Tools
Grief vs. Depression
Notable Adverse Effects
Notable Adverse Effects, continued
Ketamine (off-label) One Dose Wonder!?!
Ketamine (off-label) One Dose Wonder!?! continued
Ketamine’s Abuse Potential
Antidepressant Discontinuation Syndromes
Suicide and IDG
Etiology of HF
Drug Treatment of HFPEF
Drug Treatment of HFREF
Drugs Can Cause HF Decompensation
Heart Failure Prognosis
Inotropic Agents in Heart Failure
Dr. Clevis T. Parker, Sr., currently serves as Chief Medical Officer for a for-profit hospice and palliative care organization based in southern Nevada.
Early in his practice, Dr. Parker recognized his passion for palliative and end-of-life care. Since then, he has devoted his practice to serving this population. His commitment to the hospice and palliative care community is based on a strong belief in the philosophy of care, and the substantial need for education and support in achieving best outcomes for those experiencing a life-limiting condition. This can be achieved by ensuring patients and families are properly educated about their disease process in order to make informed decisions based on their culture, values, and beliefs.
Dr. Parker has developed and implemented various family medicine practices, and hospice and palliative care programs including the first in-patient palliative care Joint Commission Accredited program in Indiana. His efforts have produced quality outcomes, refined work flow, and momentous process improvement projects. As a strong advocate of hospice and palliative care, he continues to support hospices by providing education on the role of the hospice medical director from a regulatory and clinical perspective across the country.
Dr. Parker completed his undergraduate studies at Xavier University of Louisiana and received his MD from Louisiana State University. He completed his residency in 1999 at East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, Louisiana where he served as co-chief resident during his third year of residency. He received his master’s degree in Health Administration with an emphasis in Health Care Ethics at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2014. He is board certified in Family Medicine and Hospice & Palliative Care.Disclosure: Clevis T. Parker, Sr., M.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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