Management of Less Common but Troubling Symptoms in Hospice

Management of Less Common but Troubling Symptoms in Hospice 

Symptom management education frequently focuses on pain, dyspnea, anxiety, delirium and other common symptoms. However, there are many other symptoms that, while not as commonly encountered, are difficult for patients and challenging to manage. This presentation uses patient case studies and interactive discussion to describe the etiology, assessment, and management of symptoms such as pruritus, cough, hiccups, muscle spasms and bladder spasms.

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Hours: 1.25
PSCC-LCS-ENCLARA

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Course Details

Course Code: PSCC-LCS-ENCLARA
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2020
Learning Objectives:
Identify when less common symptoms at end of life such as pruritus, cough, hiccups, muscle spasms and bladder spasms require treatment
Recommend appropriate non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic management of these symptoms
Establish goals of treatment and regularly re-evaluate with patient and caregivers
Instructor: Marisa Todd, PharmD, BCPS
As Director of Clinical Education at Enclara Pharmacia, Marisa is responsible for the coordination, integration, maintenance and advancement of Enclara Pharmacia’s education support services. Prior roles held by Marisa include manager of the West Deptford clinical call center, clinical pharmacist and new hire pharmacist trainer. She has 15 years of experience as a pharmacist in various fields including 11 years of hospice pharmacy experience, as well as clinical roles in both the hospital and home infusion settings. Throughout Marisa’s career, she has been continuously involved in the education and training of healthcare professionals and students. Marisa earned her doctor of pharmacy degree at Wilkes University, Nesbitt School of Pharmacy. She completed a 1-year post-graduate pharmacy practice residency program and maintains certification as a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS). Disclosure: Marisa Todd, PharmD, BCPS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Terri Maxwell, PhD, APRN
Terri Maxwell, PhD, APRN, is Chief Clinical Officer of Turn-Key Health, a division of Enclara Pharmacia. A frequent presenter at state and national meetings, Terri is a well-published author on a range of palliative care topics.  She obtained her BSN from the University of Rhode Island and a Masters Degree and PhD in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania. Disclosure: Terri Maxwell, PhD, APRN 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: Nurses; in the following settings: Hospice.
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