ELNEC Geriatric Module 1: Principles of Palliative Care

 

Welcome to the Principles of Palliative Care module for ELNEC-Geriatric - the foundation of this curriculum. This module will provide an overview of palliative care and your role as a member of the interdisciplinary team in providing quality care. Working in healthcare every day, you witness major deficiencies in current systems of care for older adults and their families, particularly at the end of life. Social and economic forces influence care provided at this important time. It is vital that all members of the interdisciplinary team collaborate to provide palliative care across the continuum of care for all older adults. This work is so very important. As you care for older adults, remember that your care does not mean only “doing for” but also “being with.” That is the beauty of this work, as it combines caring, communication, knowledge, and impeccable skills.

$19.95

Hours: 2.00
REL-PAL-ELNEC-GER1

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (6 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

2.0 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

2.0 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

2.0 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing CE

2.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

2.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

2.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAL-ELNEC-GER1
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2018
Learning Objectives:
Summarize demographic trends and barriers to quality care for older adults at end of life.
Compare and contrast hospice and palliative care origins and philosophies.
Explain the eight domains of the National Consensus Project Guidelines for Palliative Care.
Identify quality assessment versus performance improvement policies and procedures in your organization.
Discuss challenges and opportunities to providing quality palliative end-of-life care in long term care.
Summarize demographic trends and barriers to quality care for older adults at end of life.
Compare and contrast hospice and palliative care origins and philosophies.
Explain the eight domains of the National Consensus Project Guidelines for Palliative Care.
Identify quality assessment versus performance improvement policies and procedures in your organization.
Discuss challenges and opportunities to providing quality palliative end-of-life care in long term care.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Overview of Palliative Care A. Causes of Death B. Places of Death C. Trajectories of Dying D. Barriers to Quality Care E. Comparing Hospice and Palliative Care F. Hospice Care & Services G. Medicare Hospice Benefit H. Review I. Summary Section 3: The Essence of Palliative Care A. Dying Well B. Eight Domains of Palliative Care C. Quality Care D. QA + PI = QAPI E. National Quality Forum F. Case Study G. Testimonial #1 H. Review I. Summary Section 4: Palliative Care in LTC A. Death in LTC B. Challenges in EOL Care C. Opportunities in EOL Care D. LTC and Palliative Care E. Benefits of Hospice F. Quality Improvement G. F Tag 309 H. Case Study I. Testimonial #2 J. Review K. Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Congratulations C. Course Contributors D. Resources E. References

Expert Reviewer: Betty Ferrell, PhD, FAAN
Dr. Betty Ferrell has been in oncology nursing for over 35 years and has focused her clinical expertise and research in pain management, quality of life, and palliative care. Dr. Ferrell is a Professor and Research Scientist at the City of Hope Medical Center in Los Angeles. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and she has over 300 publications in peer-reviewed journals and texts and has authored nine textbooks- Cancer Pain Management (1995), Suffering (1995), Pain in the Elderly (1996), Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing (3rd edition 2010). She is co-author of The Nature of Suffering and Goals of Nursing and Making Health Care Whole: Integrating Spirituality into Patient Care. She is Principal Investigator of the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) project. She directs several other funded projects related to palliative care in cancer centers and quality of life issues. Dr. Ferrell is a member of the Board of Scientific Advisors of the NCI and is Chairperson of the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care. She is also the chairperson of the Southern California Cancer Pain Initiative. Disclosure: Betty Ferrell, PhD, FAAN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: The National ELNEC Project
 Disclosure: The National ELNEC Project has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Judith Paice, PhD, RN, FAAN
Judith Paice, RN, PhD, FAAN is currently the Director of the Cancer Pain Program in the Division of Hematology-Oncology and a Research Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She is also a full member of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Paice is a past President of the American Pain Society, served as Secretary of the International Association for the Study of Pain. Much of Dr. Paice’s clinical work has been in the relief of pain associated with cancer and HIV disease. Her research interests include: chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy; quality improvement measures to foster pain relief; and adverse effects associated with analgesics. In 2002, the American Pain Society honored Dr. Paice with the Narcessian Award for Excellence in Teaching. She has traveled extensively internationally to educate healthcare professionals regarding cancer pain relief. Dr. Paice serves on the editorial board of Clinical Journal of Pain, Journal of Pain, and Journal of Pain and Symptom Management and has published numerous articles, alone and collaboratively, in the areas of pain management and research. Dr. Paice is also a co-editor for the 2015 Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing. She earned an MS in oncology nursing from Rush University in Chicago and a PhD from the University of Illinois at Chicago, studying pain modulation pathways in an animal model. Disclosure: Judith Paice, PhD, RN, FAAN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: intermediate and advanced level Nurses; intermediate level Social Workers; in the following settings: Hospice, Palliative Care.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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