ELNEC Geriatric Module 3: Syndrome and Symptom Assessment and Management

 

This is the third module on the ELNEC-Geriatric curriculum. In Module 2 we briefly discussed geriatric syndromes. The framework for discussion in this third module includes an overview of common geriatric syndromes and symptoms necessitating palliative care.

$19.95

Hours: 2.75
REL-PAL-ELNEC-GER3

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (6 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

2.75 HOURS


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

Nurses will receive 2.75 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

2.7 HOURS


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

Nurses will receive 2.70 contact hours for participating in this course.

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

2.75 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 2.75 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing CE

2.5 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 2.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

2.75 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 2.75 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

2.75 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 2.75 contact hours for participating in this course.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAL-ELNEC-GER3
Hours: 2.75
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2018
Learning Objectives:
Identify a minimum of seven common syndromes and symptoms necessitating palliative care approaches in the care of older adults.
Utilize at least three specific assessment tools for common syndromes and symptoms in palliative care.
Apply, as appropriate, best-practice treatment modalities that will prevent or palliate syndromes and symptoms in older adults.
Promote collaboration and coordination within the healthcare interdisciplinary team to ensure continuity of care

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Addressing Syndromes and Symptoms A. Interdisciplinary Focus B. Interventions C. Assessment Tools D. Testimonial #1 E. Review F. Summary Section 3: Anorexia/Cachexia A. Definition B. Causes C. Assessment D. Treatment E. Case Study F. Review G. Summary Section 4: Delirium A. Definition B. Causes C. Assessment D. Treatment E. Review F. Summary Section 5: Dementia A. Definition B. Assessment C. Treatment D. Case Study E. Testimonial #2 F. Review G. Summary Section 6: Depression A. Definition B. Causes C. Assessment D. Treatment E. Review F. Summary Section 7: Anxiety A. Definition B. Causes C. Assessment D. Treatment E. Review F. Summary Section 8: Dyspnea A. Definition B. Causes C. Assessment D. Treatment E. Review F. Summary Section 9: Cough A. Definition B. Causes C. Assessment D. Treatment E. Review F. Summary Section 10: Constipation A. Definition B. Causes C. Assessment D. Treatment E. Case Study F. Review G. Summary Section 11: Diarrhea A. Definition B. Causes C. Assessment D. Treatment E. Review F. Summary Section 12: Nausea and Vomiting A. Definition B. Causes C. Assessment D. Treatment E. Review F. Summary Section 13: Fatigue A. Definition B. Causes C. Assessment D. Treatment E. Review F. Summary Section 14: Pressure Ulcers A. Wounds B. Definition C. Causes D. Assessment E. Treatment F. Review G. Summary Section 15: Conclusion A. Summary B. Congratulations C. Course Contributors D. Resources E. References

Instructor: Connie Dahlin
Connie Dahlin, APRN-BC, ACHPN®, FPCN, FAAN is an advanced practice nurse with extensive administrative, clinical, and academic experience in hospice and palliative care across the health continuum. Ms. Dahlin is educated and prepared as an oncology clinical nurse specialist and a nurse practitioner in palliative care and adult primary care. She has been involved with end-of-life care for over 20 years. Her roles include administration of urban and community hospices as well as inpatient and outpatient palliative care. She co-founded one of the pioneer palliative care services at Massachusetts General Hospital where she was also Co-Director of the outpatient palliative care service. Currently, Ms. Dahlin is the Director of Professional Practice at the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA), a consultant to the Center to Advance Palliative Care, and Co-PI for a grant to educate rural and community APRNs on primary palliative care. She practices as a palliative nurse practitioner at the North Shore Medical Center in Massachusetts. She serves on the national ELNEC faculty and was consultant to APRN and critical care ELNEC. Ms. Dahlin is the palliative care content expert on the Measurement Applications Partnership (MAP) Clinical Workgroup as well as the Patient and Family Care Workgroup, and is on the American Hospital Association Circle of Life Award Selection Committee. She was the editor for 2nd and 3rd edition of National Consensus Project Clinical Practice Guidelines for Palliative Care, Past President and board member of the Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association, and past board member of the Hospice and Palliative Care Federation of MA. She is a clinical associate professor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions, and serves as faculty of the Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care. Ms. Dahlin is a Fellow of Hospice and Palliative Nursing and a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Disclosure: Connie Dahlin 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.
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.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry, intermediate, and advanced level Nurses; intermediate level Social Workers; in the following settings: Hospice, Palliative Care.
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