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Palliative and Hospice Care for the Nursing Assistant

Working with people in need of palliative or hospice care can be challenging and yet, very rewarding. It is essential that health care professionals are able to provide comfort, support, and guidance to patients who may feel afraid and vulnerable. People who work with this patient population benefit from continuing education in order to ensure that they have the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that are necessary to provide care that is based on the most recent evidence. Please join us on March 16th as we review the scope of practice and key content areas of importance for LNAs who practice in clinical care settings that offer palliative and/or hospice care.

Activity Details
Start Date: March 16, 2020
End Date: March 16, 2020
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (Registration 7:30 - 8:00 am)
Location: Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Auditorium E
Lebanon, NH
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Registration is online and by credit card only. Register Now

The registration fees are as follows:

Preregistration and payment required. The registration deadline is 10 days prior to the activity date. There will be no refunds after the registration deadline has been reached. A $10 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.

If you need to cancel your registration, please call (603) 653-1234 or email clpd.support@hitchcock.org. Cancellations should be made 10 days in advance. If you need to cancel within 10 of this event please email: Amanda.E.Sanchez@hitchcock.org

Please note that we provide a simple light breakfast and/or lunch depending on conference times: options are limited. If you have specific dietary needs, please plan to bring your food with you to the conference. For conferences that are held on-site at DHMC, there are several options available for food purchases including our two hospital cafeterias.

Speakers & Topics
7:30 am - 8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast (provided)
8:00 am - 8:30 am Welcome and Overview of Palliative Care and Hospice
~ Jillian Miller, MSN-ed, RN-BC, CHPN
8:30 am - 9:30 am Pain Management
~ Jillian Miller, MSN-ed, RN-BC, CHPN
9:30 am - 10:00 am Symptom Management
~ Jillian Miller, MSN-ed, RN-BC, CHPN
10:00 am - 10:15 am Break
10:15 am - 11:00 am Ethical Issues
~ Jillian Miller, MSN-ed, RN-BC, CHPN
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Communication
~ Timothy Stockton, BSN, RN-BC, CHPN
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Lunch (Included)
12:45 pm - 2:15 pm Loss, Bereavement and Spiritual Care
~ The Rev. Michelle Jean-Mary, M.Div.
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm Break
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Care at Dying
~ Jillian Miller, MSN-ed, RN-BC, CHPN
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Wrap up, Evaluations, Credit Claim Sheets
Learning Outcome(s)

At the conclusion of this learning activity, the learner will be able to discuss the scope of practice for the nursing assistant in palliative and hospice care.


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This activity provides 6.75 hours of continuing education. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided.

Additional Information

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

For accessibility needs, dietary or any other requests, please email Amanda.E.Sanchez@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.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Employees - Tuition fees must be paid online by credit card. D-H Accounts Payable will no longer process internal transfers of registration fees. Individuals must pay online with a credit card and then seek reimbursement, if appropriate.

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.

DHMC Floorplan - Please visit the DHMC Floor Maps page for specific directions on locating the conference room. If your room is not shown, please stop at the information desk for directions.

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

Type:     Live Activity
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