Advanced Education Series - Palliative Care
Palliative care has been described as an extra layer of support for patients and their families dealing with a serious or advanced illness. The Advanced Education Certification Palliative Care Series provides the learner with a broad spectrum of topics that will facilitate the development of a highly applicable skill set when caring for this population.
From the origin of hospice and palliative care in the US through overviews of communication and healthcare decision-making and psychosocial/spiritual/cultural care in serious illness, this series will provide information on the assessment and management of physical pain and offer an opportunity to develop expertise in the pharmacology of nonopioid, opioid, and adjuvant analgesics. Participants will learn about the management of nonpain symptoms including gastrointestinal, cardiopulmonary, neuropsychiatric, and genitourinary. Alternative routes of medication administration, deprescribing, and best practices in educating patients and informal caregivers will be discussed. Rounding out this program will be case-based webinar sessions—available multiple times throughout the year—featuring live panel discussions with faculty, where learners can apply and pull together all the information taught in this series.
Palliative care touches every field, every practice, and potentially every patient and family. This is an outstanding opportunity to acquire the skills to provide superior care to this vulnerable population.
This certification comprises approximately 25 hours, with 4 hours of live virtual, case-based discussion, along with 20.0 CE/CME credit hours.