Hospice Care: Managing Symptoms at the End of Life

Hospice Care: Managing Symptoms at the End of Life 

Many physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges occur at end of life. Often family and other caregivers have little experience with the dying process. Assisting caregivers by teaching them what to expect and how to recognize the common end-of-life signs and symptoms will better prepare them to provide care. Hospice professionals guide patients and caregivers through this process and provide specific services at the time of death, as well as support for the family after death.

$20.00

Hours: 1.00 - 1.25
REL-SRC-0-HCMSEL-V2

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (11 Match)

Association of Social Work Boards

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC, #1273, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 02/10/2018-02/10/2021.


Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests.


This module is Reading-based.


Social workers completing this course receive 1.25 General continuing education clock hours.

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

1.25 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 1.25 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.25 HOURS


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

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.25 HOURS


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.2 HOURS


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


Nurses will receive 1.20 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


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

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.25 HOURS


West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

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

1.25 HOURS


Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Ohio Social Worker Board

1.25 HOURS


Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
Provider #
CEBroker Provider: 50-290
This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-HCMSEL-V2
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Describe the general dying process.
Identify the physical and psychological changes that occur 1 to 3 months before death.
Identify the physical and psychological changes that occur weeks to days before death.
Describe the process of death pronouncement.
List strategies to support families and caregivers after death.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Overview of the Dying Process

“I Didn’t Think It Would be so Hard to Die”- anonymous

What is Death?

Review

Summary

Section 3: Common Symptoms at the End of Life

Coping

Common Physical Symptoms

Delirium

Loss of Appetite

Nausea and Vomiting

Physical Pain

Constipation

Dyspnea

Fatigue

Review

Summary

Section 4: Final Stages of Death

Circulatory System

Energy

Integumentary System

Neurological System

Elimination

Respiratory System

Review

Summary

Section 5: Death Pronouncement

Who Can Pronounce Death?

Steps in Pronouncing Death

Death Notification

Hospice

Presentation

Review

Summary

Section 6: Supportive Interventions Following Death

Focus on the Family

How to Help

Review

Summary

Section 7: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

Resources

References

Instructor: Susan Heinzerling, RN, CHPN
Susan Heinzerling began her nursing career as a Med/Surg nurse. Renal patients in acute care, with multiple chronic conditions and repeated hospitalizations inspired her practice of hospice nursing where she began as Hospice Admissions Nurse and later became a Hospice RN Case Manager. Susan has practiced hospice nursing in both a large, urban area and in a rural setting. Susan earned a B.S. in Biology and B.S. in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master's degree in Physiology from North Carolina State University. She became a Ph.D. Candidate in Immunology at the University of South Alabama. Her research experiences in the biomedical sciences led to an interest in evidence-based practices. Disclosure: Susan Heinzerling, RN, CHPN 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: Beginner level Social Workers; Nurses; in the following settings: Hospice, Palliative Care.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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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.
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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.