Symptom Control in Palliative Care

Symptom Control in Palliative Care 

This course presents the purpose, scope, and practice of palliative care for nurses in any setting. It identifies the focus of palliative care, which is providing relief from symptoms and stress that come with serious illness and treatment, and the goal, which is to improve the quality of life for both the individual and their loved ones. A systems approach is demonstrated, including attention to the psychosocial domain. Completing this course will allow you to effectively employ palliative care techniques for the management and relief of symptoms associated with serious illness.

$33.75

Hours: 2.25
REL-PAL-0-SCPC

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (7 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

2.25 HOURS


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

Nurses will receive 2.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

2.2 HOURS


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

Nurses will receive 2.20 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing

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

2.25 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 2.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

2.25 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 2.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

2.25 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

2.25 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAL-0-SCPC
Hours: 2.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2020
Learning Objectives:
Define palliative care and the domains of palliative care.
Interpret symptoms and evaluate their effect on quality of life.
Illustrate symptom management for individuals receiving palliative care using a systems approach.
Employ effective palliative care techniques for physical and psychosocial symptom relief.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Palliative Care A. Meet Marvin B. What is Palliative Care? C. Defining Palliative Care D. The Palliative Care Team E. Practice Guidelines F. Who Receives Palliative Care? G. Review H. The Domains of Palliative Care I. Assessment of Symptoms J. Review K. Summary Section 3: The Neurologic, Respiratory, and Cardiovascular Systems A. Neurologic Symptoms B. Dyspnea C. Interventions for Dyspnea D. Cough E. Interventions for Cough F. Hiccups G. Heart Failure and Other Cardiovascular Issues H. Review I. Summary Section 4: The Gastronitestinal and Genitourinary Systems A. Cachexia and Anorexia B. Interventions for Anorexia and Cachexia C. Dehydration D. Nausea and Vomiting E. Interventions for Nausea and Vomiting F. Constipation G. Bowel Obstruction H. Fecal Impaction I. Diarrhea and Fecal Incontinence J. Interventions for Diarrhea and Fecal Incontinence K. Genitourinary Considerations L. Review M. Summary Section 5: Dermatologic Considerations A. Caring for the Skin B. Pressure Injury and Wounds C. Symptom Control D. Lymphedema E. Review F. Summary Section 6: Psychosocial Considerations A. Depression B. Anxiety C. Interventions for Anxiety D. Delirium, Agitation, and Confusion E. Review F. Summary Section 7: Pain, Weakness, and Fatigue A. Treatment of Pain B. The Language of Pain C. Types of Pain D. World Health Organization (WHO) Pain Ladder E. Pharmacological Interventions for Pain F. Opioids (Narcotics) G. Corticosteroids H. Other Pain Relief Medications I. Non-Pharmacologic Treatments for Pain J. Weakness and Fatigue K. Interventions L. Review M. Summary Section 8: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations!

Staff Writer: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.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.
Expert Reviewer: Sandi Hebley, RN, ADN, BA, CHPN, LMSW
Sandi has been a nurse for 30 years and a social worker for 6 years. (The CHPN is Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse.) She has worked with issues of death and dying in a variety of settings: Neonatal ICU, oncology, hospice, and as a volunteer at the Suicide and Crisis Center of Dallas. She has worked in hospice for the past 14 years and is currently the Education/CQI manager at Castle Peak Hospice. In that capacity, she is a frequent speaker at educational meetings, both at Castle Peak and for community groups, and has obtained provider status for continuing education for both nursing and social work. It is her belief that she can affect many more families by teaching others how to do end-of-life care better, than just by doing the hands-on care herself. She has presented educational programs at conferences of the National Association of Home Care, Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, and the Texas/New Mexico Hospice Organization. Sandi lives in Dallas, is married, and has 2 two-legged children and 5 four-legged children (of the canine and feline variety). Disclosure: Sandi Hebley, RN, ADN, BA, CHPN, LMSW 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; in the following settings: Hospice, Palliative Care.
F Tags:
F684
L Tags:
L546
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.