ELNEC Critical Care Module 8: Final Hours

ELNEC Critical Care Module 8: Final Hours 

Surrounded by technology in critical care settings, providing care at the final moments of life can be especially challenging. We only get one chance to do this well. It takes preparation, proactive planning, and good communication skills with the entire team. Care at this time demands attention to the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs of patients and the special needs of their families. This module will provide you with education in how to better provide care in the final days, hours, and minutes of a patient’s life.

$19.95

Hours: 1.00
REL-PAL-ELNEC-CCMFH

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (7 Match)

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

1.0 HOURS


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 1.00 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


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

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


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

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

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

1.0 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.0 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 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAL-ELNEC-CCMFH
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 1/31/2020
Learning Objectives:
Assess an imminently dying patient and list five physical signs and symptoms of the dying process.
Assess physical, psychological, social, and spiritual care needs and interventions for imminently dying patients and their families.
Describe interventions to ensure patient comfort during the withdrawal of life supports.
Discuss the role of the critical care nurse surrounding the death of a patient.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Preparing for a Good Death A. A Good Death B. Witnessing a Good Death C. Preparing for Death: Advance Care Planning D. The Critical Care Nurse E. Open, Honest Communication F. Importance of Being Honest G. Individualized, Personal Experience H. Optimum End-of-Life Care I. Dignity Conserving Care J. Artificial Nutrition and Hydration K. Resuscitation L. Cardiac Deactivation Procedures M. Discontinuation of Dialysis N. Organ and Tissue Donation O. Hastened Death Request P. Psychological Changes Q. Spiritual and Cultural Considerations R. Review S. Summary Section 3: Frequent Symptoms Associated with Imminent Death A. Most Common Symptoms B. Pain During the Final Hours C. Opioids D. Principle of Double-Effect E. Treating Pain Weeks to Day Before Death F. Myoclonus G. Terminal Secretions H. Palliative Sedation I. Withdrawal of Life Support J. The Death Vigil K. Review L. Summary Section 4: Bereavement Care A. Care Following Death B. Care and Respect of the Body C. Bereavement Support D. Remember the Children E. Review F. Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations

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 and intermediate level Nurses; entry level Social 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.
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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.
Accommodations
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.