Hospice is a type of care that improves the quality of life for people near end of life. Both the person who is ill and their family benefit from hospice. Hospice care does not cure disease but helps the person to have a dignified death. In hospice, the person receives palliative care, which includes treatment of pain and symptoms as well as spiritual and emotional support. A person using hospice and their family receive additional benefits which are not part of palliative care services. The goal of this course is to provide non-licensed direct care staff with knowledge of hospice services.
This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours.
Texas HHSC has determined that Relias Learning’s submitted training meets or exceeds the minimum standards for HCSSA administrator training in the following categories: Hospice. Texas HHSC also recognizes Relias Learning provides continuing education for administrators and alternate administrators. This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours.
Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO2134959
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Hospice as a Benefit
The Jennings Family
What is Hospice?
The Unit of Care
Paying for Hospice
Qualifying for Hospice
Section 3: Hospice and Palliative Care Services
Hospice vs. Palliative Care
Location of Hospice Services
The Hospice Interdisciplinary Group
Section 4: Conclusion
Susan Heinzerling earned a Bachelor of Science in biology and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as well as a Master of Life Sciences in physiology from North Carolina State University. She became a doctoral candidate in immunology at the University of South Alabama. Her research experiences in the biomedical sciences led to an interest in evidence-based practices. Ms. Heinzerling began her nursing career as a medical/surgical nurse. Renal patients in acute care with multiple chronic conditions and repeated hospitalizations inspired her practice of hospice nursing. She has worked as a hospice admissions nurse and a hospice RN case manager in both a large urban setting and a rural community. Disclosure: Susan Heinzerling, BSN, RN, CHPN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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