Certification Preparation Course for Hospice Aides

Certification Preparation Course for Hospice Aides 

As significant members of the interdisciplinary team, this nine module training course provides hospice aides with the attitudes and knowledge to expand their expertise and competence in end-of-life care delivery. It also prepares them for possible certification as a Hospice and Palliative Care Aide. This course is also appropriate for inclusion in new staff orientation programs or to meet annual in-service requirements. As significant members of the interdisciplinary team, this nine module training course provides hospice aides with the attitudes and knowledge to expand their expertise and competence in end-of-life care delivery. It also prepares them for possible certification as a Hospice and Palliative Care Aide. This course is also appropriate for inclusion in new staff orientation programs or to meet annual in-service requirements.

$58.50

Hours: 3.50
REL-HOS-0-CPCHA

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants

3.5 HOURS


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 3.50 contact hours.

Non-Licensed Direct Care (DSP, HHA, CNA, DCW, PCA, IHA, NA)

3.5 HOURS


California Department of Public Health (CNA)

3.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the California Department of Public Health, Provider # NAC7001.

The certificate must be retained by the licensee for a period of four (4) years after the course is completed.

This learning activity meets the definition of *** ONLINE *** CEUs. This activity is approved for 3.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-HOS-0-CPCHA
Hours: 3.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 3/31/2023
Learning Objectives:
Summarize the history, philosophy, goals and objectives of end of life care.
Explain basic and timely information about end of life care issues.
Summarize basic ethical considerations in the treatment of end of life patients.
Determine personal and professional developmental issues related to the care of dying patients.

Outline:
INTRODUCTION
To understand the history, philosophy, goals, and objectives of end-of-life care, hospice aides will recognize personal and professional developmental issues related to the care of dying patients.

PAIN AND SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT
To better prepare hospice aides for recognizing pain and other unwanted symptoms.

COMMUNICATION
To improve the hospice aides ability to observe and communicate timely information about end-of-life care issues to patients, families, professional care givers, and other members of the interdisciplinary team.

CARING FOR DYING PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES
To help the hospice aide participate more supportively in the care of dying patients and their families.

CULTURAL CONSIDERATIONS
To assist the hospice aide in recognizing how cultural differences affect the care of dying patients and their families.

GRIEF
To help the hospice aide understand the feelings of grief and bereavement in themselves and in the patients and families for whom they care.

ETHICS
To explore and provide the hospice aide with an understanding of ethical considerations he or she may face in the treatment and care of end-of-life patients.

PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT To teach the hospice aide to recognize personal and professional developmental issues related to the care for dying patients.

PROGRAM REVIEW

Expert Reviewer: Cathy Schutt, APRN-BC, CHPN, RN-BC
Cathy Schutt is founder and president of Pain Resources Network. She is an advanced nurse practitioner with clinical specialties in both pain and palliative care, and she has been a certified hospice trainer since 1997. She is also certified with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as an RN-BC in pain management. She has created and implemented clinical competency programs in pain management and palliative care for major Boston teaching hospitals, long-term care facilities, hospices and home care organizations throughout the Northeast. She also lectures on pain and symptom management nationally. Ms. Schutt has consulted, developed programs with, or written materials for the National Cancer Institute; the American Cancer Society; Raytheon Company; and the Associated Industries of Massachusetts. She has published articles with the American Occupational Health Nursing Journal, the American Cancer Society Publications and Programs, and Nutrition Research. Disclosure: Cathy Schutt, APRN-BC, CHPN, RN-BC 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 level Direct Care Workers; in the following settings: Hospice, Palliative Care.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
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.
Accommodations
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.