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Hospice and Palliative Nursing Clinical Review

The purpose of this two-day course is to enable the nurse to successfully pass the examination to be certified in hospice and palliative care. The information presented is applicable to nurses working with adults in diverse settings since patients with end-stage diseases reside either temporarily or permanently in multiple arenas. The dying process is included as it is imperative for nurses to understand and provide comfort and knowledge to patients and families.

Activity Details
Start Date: October 10, 2018
End Date: October 11, 2018
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Jack Byrne Center for Palliative & Hospice Care
154 Hitchcock Loop Road, Lebanon, NH
Download: Event Flyer

Registration for this event is full. For conference questions, or if you would like to be added to the wait list, please e-mail Judith.M.Langhans@hitchcock.org.

Registration is online and by credit card only. 

The registration fees are as follows:

  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Employees and Member Organizations: No Charge (advance registration required for planning purposes)
  • NEAH Hospital Employees: $65
  • Others: $125

Preregistration and payment required. The registration deadline is 10 days prior to the activity date. There will be no refunds after that date. A $25 administrative fee will be retained on all refunds requested before the registration deadline. For registration questions, please e-mail clpd.support@hitchcock.org or call (603) 653-1234.

Introduction to Palliative Care Goals and Decisions
Study and Test Taking Strategies
Symptom Management 1 – Cardiac and Skin Management
Symptom Management 2 – GI/GU, Nutrition, Metabolic, Musculoskeletal and Fatigue Management
Symptom Management 3 – Neuro, Respiratory, Immune and Lymphatic Management
Pain Management 1 – Pain Basics
Pain Management 2 – Non-Opioids
Pain Management 3 – Opioids and Medication Calculations
Loss, Grief and Bereavement/Care at the Time of Dying
Ethics, Advocacy and Self-Care
Professional Issues and Development/ HPAR Process
CHPN Retired Test Question Review
CE Behavioral Outcomes

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the similarities and differences between hospice and palliative Care Identify prognostic criteria and guidelines used to determine hospice eligibility
  • Describe methods for establishing care goals at the end of life
  • Describe GI and GU symptoms at end of life.
  • Describe assessment and treatment of fatigue and musculoskeletal symptoms at end of life.
  • Describe nutritional and metabolic symptoms at end of life
  • Describe hematologic, oncologic and paraneoplastic disorders
  • Discuss the Clinical practice guidelines for quality palliative care and the organizations that make the guidelines.
  • Describe purpose of HIPPA, OSHA, and CMS in Hospice and palliative care settings
  • Define the ethical principles, conflicts and issues common with end of life care
  • Identify professional development, public policy and advocacy needs and availability
  • Describe different types of cardiac disease
  • Discuss signs of disease advancement, treatments, and areas to provide education to patients/families
  • Discuss possible causes of skin breakdown, stages of wounds and interventions needed to promote healing
  • Discuss educational needs to families on prevention
  • Identify neurological symptoms and treatments for palliative and hospice patients
  • Identify respiratory symptoms and treatments
  • Define immune and lymphatic concerns and intervention for the palliative and hospice patient
  • Recognize the etiology, influences and impact of pain
  • Define types of pain
  • Identify assessment and reassessment tools and techniques for pain
  • Discuss common doses, routes, side effects and special considerations of non-opioids used for comfort at the end of life
  • Identify common doses, routes, side effects, and special considerations of adjuvant medications commonly used for comfort at the end of life
  • Discuss the use of non-pharmacologic and complementary interventions for the management of pain
  • Define Loss, Mourning, Grief, and Bereavement
  • Discuss Manifestation of Grief
  • Discuss Assessment and Interventions for grief and bereavement.
  • Assess the imminently dying patient understanding the physical signs and symptoms of the dying process
  • Discuss strategies to create a supportive environment for a dying patient and family
  • Discuss the importance of professional coping and self-care
  • Identify Opioid Medications appropriate to severity and specific type of pain
  • Identify opioid side effects, treatments, and safe use

Ohio’s Hospice and Affiliates is an Approved Provider of the Ohio Board of Nursing through the OBN Approver at Northwest State Community College Division of Nursing OBN-008-92-2119P-030118. 12.0 Contact Hours will be awarded to the participant upon satisfactory completion of the activity.

In order to receive a CE certificate, participants must attend the entire presentation and complete a program evaluation. Full day attendance for both days is required to receive a CE Certificate.

No partial CE credit will be awarded.

Additional Information

For registration questions, please e-mail clpd.support@hitchcock.org.

For accessibility needs, dietary or any other requests, please email Judith.M.Langhans@hitchcock.org.

If you do not wish to be included on the conference participant list, please email clpd.support@hitchcock.org to inform us.

The CME and CNE Offices are not liable for expenses incurred by participants due to cancellation or changes in programs.

Parking - In order to accommodate and best serve our patients’ parking needs, we request that all weekday conference and meeting attendees park in Lot 9 and use the Lot 9 shuttle service. Shuttles run approximately every 20 minutes - please allow enough time to accommodate this. For weekend meetings and conferences, onsite parking is permitted. View directions & map to Lot 9.

Area Accommodations - For a list of lodging options in the vicinity of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center please visit our lodging page.

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