This course provides a brief overview of hospice care, including basic information about hospice, patient rights, pain and symptom management, as well as care of the actively dying patient. The focus of this webinar is to provide information that would meet the regulatory requirements for training of long term care staff about hospice care.
A. Learning Objectives B. History of Hospice C. What is Hospice Care? D. Patient & Family E. Levels of Care F. Knowledge Check G. When Should Hospice Be Considered? H. Similar Goals of Care for Both Hospice and Long Term Care I. Patient Rights J. Additional Rights for Residents of Facilities K. Additional Rights Under Hospice L. Pain and Symptoms Management M. Knowledge Check N. Benefits of Hospice on Pain Control O. Chaplain and Social Worker Role in Pain Control P. Care of the Dying Patient Q. Knowledge Check R. Summary S. References
Tammy Furr, MSN, RN, CHPN is a registered nurse with 25 years of experience with the last 20 years working in the field of hospice and palliative care. She has continued her education by receiving a Master’s degree in Nursing as well as Certification in Hospice & Palliative Care. Her passion for hospice is grounded in the regulatory requirements for hospice and how this translates to facilitate not just quality but excellent patient care at the end of life. Disclosure: Tammy Furr, MSN, RN, CHPN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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