Texas HHSC has determined that Relias Learning’s submitted training meets or exceeds the minimum standards for HCSSA administrator training in the following categories: Hospice. Texas HHSC also recognizes Relias Learning provides continuing education for administrators and alternate administrators. This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: What is Hospice? A. Rebecca's Story B. Hospice Philosophy C. Curative, Palliative, and Hospice Care D. Core Hospice Services E. Review F. Summary Section 3: The Hospice Team A. A Team Approach B. Physician Services C. Nursing D. Medical Social Services E. Bereavement F. Dietary Support G. Spiritual Counseling H. Therapy Services I. Hospice Aides J. Hospice Homemakers K. Volunteers L. Review M. Summary Section 4: Quality Hospice Care A. 10 Components of Quality Care B. What Can I Do? C. Continuing Education D. Review E. Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations!
Expert Reviewer: Sheri Ellington Cook, R.N., B.S.N.
Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing, “I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints.”Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Sheri Ellington Cook, R.N., B.S.N earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1995. She has over 20 years of clinical and leadership experience in both adult and pediatric emergency medicine, critical care, and hospice and palliative care. She has enjoyed the educational components of nursing as evidenced by her performing in the role of preceptor for both new and experienced nurses in each area of her professional practice. Her certifications include Pediatric Emergency Medicine (CPEN) and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE). Disclosure: Sheri Ellington Cook, R.N., B.S.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.