This course presents the purpose, scope, and practice of palliative care for nurses in the hospice and palliative care setting. It identifies the focus of palliative care, which is providing relief from symptoms and stress that come with serious illness and treatment, and the goal, which is to improve the quality of life for both the individual and their loved ones. A systems approach is demonstrated, including attention to the psychosocial domain.
District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (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.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 2.50 Clinical continuing education credits.
Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009.
Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules.
As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.
Social workers will receive 2.50 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 2.50 contact hours.
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).
South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners (CEBroker Provider 50-290)
Kentucky Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Nurses will receive 2.50 contact hours for participating in this course.
Mississippi Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
North Dakota Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
West Virginia Board of Social Work (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Palliative Care Symptom Management
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Palliative Care
What is Palliative Care?
Defining Palliative Care
The Palliative Care Team
Who Receives Palliative Care?
The Domains of Palliative Care
Assessment of Symptoms
Section 3: The Neurologic, Respiratory, and Cardiovascular Systems
Interventions for Dyspnea
Interventions for Cough
Heart Failure and Other Cardiovascular Issues
Section 4: The Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Systems
Cachexia and Anorexia
Interventions for Anorexia and Cachexia
Nausea and Vomiting
Interventions for Nausea and Vomiting
Diarrhea and Fecal Incontinence
Interventions for Diarrhea and Fecal Incontinence
Section 5: Dermatologic Considerations
Pressure Injury and Wounds
Section 6: Psychosocial Considerations
Interventions for Anxiety
Delirium, Agitation, and Confusion
Section 7: Pain, Weakness, and Fatigue
Treatment of Pain
The Language of Pain
Types of Pain
World Health Organization (WHO) Pain Ladder
Pharmacological Interventions for Pain
Other Pain Medications
Non-Pharmacologic Treatments for Pain
Weakness and Fatigue
Section 8: Conclusion
Elizabeth Vaccaro earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Kean University. She is certified as a Multiple Sclerosis Nurse Educator. Elizabeth has worked in a variety of healthcare settings from the hospital to the pharmaceutical industry which has allowed her to have a great appreciation for all the challenges that span the healthcare field. She has practiced in the hospice setting for nine years in a variety of roles from Case Manager, Educator, and Director of both inpatient and home care hospice. Disclosure: Elizabeth Vaccaro, BSN RN, MSCN discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as a Salaried Employee All of the relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a Contributor All of the relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.
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