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HPCFM is pleased to offer A Comprehensive Introduction to Hospice Nursing, an education program designed and offered by seasoned hospice professionals. Topics include Hospice History and Evolution, The Hospice Interdisciplinary Team, Communication with Hospice Patients, their Families, and professional staff, Legal Issues in Hospice, Pain ManagemenThis two part program kicks off on Wed 3/20; the second session is on Thu 3/28. Attendance on both days is mandatory. RN CEU's have been applied for.

 Export to Your Calendar 3/20/2019 to 3/28/2019
When: Weds, Mar 20 and Thu, Mar 28
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Where: Care Dimensions
333 Wyman Street
Waltham, Massachusetts 
United States
Contact: Betsy Watt
781-255-7077


Online registration is available until: 3/18/2019
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Hospice nursing can be a vocationally rewarding and meaningful experience for nurses.  Yet, even for the seasoned nurse, transitioning to hospice nursing from acute care nursing, medical-surgical, geriatric, ICU or any other nursing specialty comes with its challenges and learning curves.

HPCFM is pleased to offer A Comprehensive Introduction to Hospice Nursing, an education program designed and offered by seasoned hospice professionals.  Topics include Hospice History and Evolution, The Hospice Interdisciplinary Team, Communication with Hospice Patients, their Families, and professional staff, Legal Issues in Hospice, Pain Management, Stages of Dying, and Care at Time of Death. 

This two-day educational event requires attendance on both days.

·        Part One - Wednesday, March 20

·        Part Two - Thursday, March 28

·        Attendance on both days is mandatory.

·        HPCFM has applied for RN CEU's.

Day One – Wednesday, March 20th      

1.) Hospice History and Evolution      

         Hospice practice in the US vs other countries

         Palliative Care

         Difference between Palliative Care and Hospice

 

2.) The Hospice Team               

         Overview of the Hospice Interdisciplinary team (IDT)

         Roles and Responsibilities of team members (nurse case manager and others)

 

3.) Communication with Hospice Patients, their Families, and Professional Staff

         Communication skills unique when dealing with hospice patients and their families at end of life

         Differences in the communication when death is imminent

         Importance of collaboration and communication between patients, families, the Interdisciplinary team, and other professionals

 

4.) Legal Issues in Hospice

Empowering patients; eliciting and communicating patient preferences-the importance of advanced care planning (Health Care Proxy, MOLST, Living Will, etc.)

5.)  Hospice Regulations:

         Review of the Hospice benefit; the four levels of care; (Routine Home Care, General Inpatient Care, Continuous Care, Respite Care) and the implications for patients

         Hospice payment

         The Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP):  (HIS, Hospice CAHPS®, Hospice Compare)

         Documentation to meet hospice requirements: the expectations of CMS (overview)

         Regulatory update:  What’s next for hospices?

 

6.)  Symptom Management

         Completing a comprehensive assessment at end of life

         Signs and symptoms of suffering and distress (Respiratory, Gastrointestinal, Wound care, Neurological, Anxiety, Agitation, & Depression, etc).

         Interventions to address suffering and distress:  Pharmacologic & Non-pharmacologic (including Cannabis)

 

Discussion/Q & A

DAY TWO – Thursday, March 28th

      Outline of questions from Day 1

      List items to be addressed during day 2

 

7.) Pain Management

         Review of types of pain; acute, chronic, nociceptive, neuropathic

         Review of pathophysiology of pain

         Basic elements of effective pain management

         Pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions, including medical marijuana

         Resource review

 

8.)  Stages of Dying                  

         Overview of the three (3) phases of dying:

         Clinical signs 

         Planning ahead for each phase of EOL care

         Education to families in preparation for each phase

 

9.) Care at Time of Death

         Review the of clinical signs of death

         The components of a Skilled Nursing Visit, the time of death and pronouncement

         The RN Pronouncement process and technical aspects

         Providing appropriate cultural and emotional support to the family at the time of death/bereavement; normal vs high risk

         Funeral/burial considerations

 

10.)  Case Management  

         The role of the hospice primary case manager

Managing a case load; (effective and efficient primary case management)

         Triaging patient symptoms by phone vs via the home visit

         Obtaining order for Hospice patients

         Managing relationships with primary providers to enhance the care you give to your patients and families

         Maintaining professional boundaries

 

Discussion/Q & Q/Program Evaluation Completion

 


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