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The MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is pleased to offer our 2019 free and fee-based webinar series. These interdisciplinary webinars are presented live and on demand, delivered by frontline experts, and typically offer 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit for continuing medical education (CME), Nursing continuing education (CE), and Social Work CE credits.

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8/22/19, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM ET

LIVE WEBINAR SERIES:
NURSING ASSESSMENT AND CASE MANAGEMENT

Speaker
Speaker:
Joyce Palmieri, MS, RN, CHPN
Vice President of Clinical Services
MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care

Purpose: This webinar will assist the participant to acquire the knowledge and skills to provide hospice and palliative care for individuals with chronic illness, leading to the improvement of quality of life for individuals with chronic illness.

Objectives:

  1. Explain the principles and models of case management
  2. Articulate and incorporate the practice of clinical assessment
  3. Articulate and incorporate best practices in the assessment and management of patients with chronic illness

Target Audience: nurse practitioners, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, social workers, and healthcare coaches

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest; 80% passing grade (mandatory to receive CE credit for social workers)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Nurses: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care 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-0242.

 

Fees:
Individual:  Free (includes CE certificate)
Group:  Free (includes unlimited CE certificates)

Note to Groups:
If you plan to attend as a group, the group facilitator should register for the webinar. After registering, group facilitators will receive detailed email instructions on how to process CE credits for group attendees. Please email PalliativeInstitute@MJHS.org or call (212) 649-5500 with additional questions.

Attending by Smartphone:
No dial-in (i.e., listen only) connections are permitted for CE credit. To attend by phone, download and install the GoToWebinar App from the Apple Store or Google Play.

System Requirements for Computers and Mobile Devices:
https://support.logmeininc.com/gotowebinar/system-check-attendee

Disclosures:

Joyce Palmieri, MS, RN, CHPN, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support.

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

$65
2.75 Credits

Package 1

Opioids and Other Analgesics

3 webinars on side effects, optimizing analgesic outcomes, and substance abuse

Opioid Therapy in the Medically Ill: Side Effect Management
1.0 Credit

Speaker
Speaker: Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Chief Medical Officer, MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care
Executive Director, MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care
Professor of Neurology and Family and Social Medicine,
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Purpose: The purpose of this webinar is to describe the array of potential opioid side effects and toxicities in terms of their prevalence, mechanisms, and presentations, and discuss clinical strategies for prevention and management of each.

Objectives:

    1. Recognize the potential for overt and occult opioid-related toxicities
    2. Explain the evidence underlying the putative mechanisms of each side effect
    3. Apply best practices in assessing and managing opioid side effects

Target Audience: palliative care specialists, pain specialists, primary care providers, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students.

Criteria for Successful Completion:

    1. Attendance at entire session 
    2. Submission of completed evaluation form 
    3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Release Date: May 1, 2018

Expiration Date: June 15, 2021 (for physicians and non-physicians); February 14, 2021 (for nurses)

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) through the joint providership of MSSNY and the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care. MSSNY is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Disclosures
Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support. 

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhDc, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

Price: $25

Opioid Therapy in the Medically Ill: Principles of Administration
0.75 Credits

Speaker
Speaker: Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Chief Medical Officer, MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care
Executive Director, MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care
Professor of Neurology and Family and Social Medicine,
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Purpose: This presentation will review best practices in the long-term use of opioid analgesics for chronic pain in populations managed by specialists in palliative care.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the clinical criteria that justify the use of opioid drugs and the factors that influence the selection of specific drugs
  2. Discuss the approach to the safe and effective use of methadone
  3. Describe the treatment of breakthrough pain
  4. Examine the dosing strategies that increase the likelihood of a favorable outcomes during opioid therapy

Target Audience:  palliative care specialists, pain specialists, primary care providers, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students

Criteria for Successful Completion:

    1. Attendance at entire session 
    2. Submission of completed evaluation form 
    3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses; 80% for NYS Social Workers)

Continuing Education Credits:  0.75

Release Date: May 1, 2018

Expiration Date: June 15, 2021 (for physicians and non-physicians); February 14, 2021 (for nurses)

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) through the joint providership of MSSNY and the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care. MSSNY is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Disclosures:
Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support. 

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhDc, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

Price: $25

What does the palliative care specialist need to know about prescription drug abuse?
1.0 Credit

Speaker
Speaker: Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Chief Medical Officer, MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care
Executive Director, MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care
Professor of Neurology and Family and Social Medicine,
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Purpose: Patients managed by specialists in palliative care may require treatment with drugs that have the potential for abuse. To provide optimal care, palliative care specialists must be able to assess the risk of drug abuse, diagnose drug abuse behaviors, and manage potential or active abuse of both licit and illicit substances.

Objectives:

  1. Identify the patterns of drug-related behaviors that may be used to categorize drug abuse, addiction, and other outcomes
  2. Describe the process of risk assessment in the medically ill
  3. Discuss management techniques for patients with active or potential abuse behaviors

Target Audience: palliative care specialists, pain specialists, primary care providers, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students.

Criteria for Successful Completion:

    1. Attendance at entire session
    2. Submission of completed evaluation form
    3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Release Date: May 1, 2018

Expiration Date: May 1, 2021 

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and MJHS. NHPCO is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NHPCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: NHPCO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

NHPCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 contact hour. Nurses should claim only the contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Accredited status by ANCC refers only to continuing nursing education and does not imply endorsement of any commercial product discussed in conjunction with this activity.

Certificate of Participation for Non-Physician Healthcare Professionals: For participants* whose disciplines are other than nurse, social worker (in New York State), and physician, you may request a Certificate of Participation for Non-Physician Healthcare Professionals to submit to your accrediting bodies/licensing boards for continuing education credit. This certificate will indicate the webinar was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. It is the responsibility of participants to submit the certificate to their accrediting bodies/licensing boards for approval. Unfortunately, NHPCO cannot guarantee its acceptance. To receive this certificate, you must complete all CE/CME requirements and indicate your desire to receive this certificate on the evaluation form.

*including finance professionals, physician assistants, social workers outside of New York State, etc.

Disclosures:
Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has indicated a relationship with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP and Tabula Rasa for research support. 

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Barbara Bouton, MA, FT
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhDc, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Steven R. Gardner, MPA, PAHM
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Jennifer Kennedy, RN, MA, BSN, CHC
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Judith A. Skretny

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

Price: $25
$65
3.0 Credits

Package 2

Opioids and Other Analgesics

3 webinars on adjuvant analgesics, methadone, and medical cannabis

Update on Adjuvant Analgesics in Advanced Illness
1.0 Credit

Speaker
Speaker: Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Chief Medical Officer, MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care
Executive Director, MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care
Professor of Neurology and Family and Social Medicine,
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Purpose: The effective use of adjuvant analgesics is considered a best practice in the management of specific types of chronic pain experienced by populations with advanced illness, particularly cancer populations. This webinar will present the evidence in support of the efficacy and safety of the various drug classes that comprise the adjuvant analgesics and offer practical guidelines for the use of these drugs.

Why Do I Need to Know This?
Although opioids are highly effective across populations with advanced illness, a substantial proportion of patients, as many as one-third, are unable to achieve a favorable balance between analgesia and side effects. Poor responsiveness to opioids is more likely when chronic pain is related to neuropathic mechanisms. Bone pain and pain related to bowel obstruction also present clinical challenges. The use of adjuvant analgesics for neuropathic pain, bone pain, and pain due to bowel obstruction is evidence-based and should be understood by all clinicians who manage pain in populations with advanced illness.

Objectives:

    1. Discuss the approach to opioid pharmacotherapy in patients with pain that may be treated with adjuvant analgesics
    2. Describe the selection and dosing of first-line antidepressant and antiepileptic adjuvant analgesics
    3. Identify best practices in the treatment of neuropathic pain and bone pain

Target Audience: palliative care specialists, pain specialists, primary care providers, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students.

Criteria for Successful Completion:

    1. Attendance at entire session 
    2. Submission of completed evaluation form 
    3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Release Date: February 28, 2018

Expiration Date: June 15, 2021 (for physicians and non-physicians); February 14, 2021 (for nurses)

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) through the joint providership of MSSNY and the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care. MSSNY is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Disclosures
Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support. 

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhDc, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

Price: $25

Use of Methadone in Pain Management
1.0 Credit

Speaker
Speaker: Ebtesam Ahmed, PharmD, MS
Director of Pharmacy Internship
MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity

Purpose: The purpose of this webinar is to review the guidelines and provide recommendations for the safe use of methadone for chronic pain, including how to avoid risks related to overdose and cardiac arrhythmias. The webinar will address safety in methadone prescribing practices.

Why Do I Need to Know This?
Methadone is an opioid analgesic that has been used in the United States for over 50 years as an effective treatment for opioid addiction and chronic pain. Yet many myths about its use persist, discouraging patients from using methadone, and leading family members to pressure patients using the treatment to stop. This webinar will help clinicians understand the basic principles of methadone use for the treatment of opioid addiction and chronic pain. 

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the basic pharmacology of methadone
  2. Discuss the unique properties of methadone
  3. Develop strategies to reduce the risk of overdose and other serious harms associated with methadone use

Target Audience:  palliative care specialists, pain specialists, primary care providers, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students

Criteria for Successful Completion:

    1. Attendance at entire session 
    2. Submission of completed evaluation form 
    3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses)

Continuing Education Credits:  1.0

Release Date: May 1, 2018

Expiration Date: May 1, 2021

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and MJHS. NHPCO is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NHPCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses:  NHPCO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

NHPCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 contact hour. Nurses should claim only the contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Accredited status by ANCC refers only to continuing nursing education and does not imply endorsement of any commercial product discussed in conjunction with this activity.

Certificate of Participation for Non-Physician Healthcare Professionals: For participants* whose disciplines are other than nurse, social worker (in New York State), and physician, you may request a Certificate of Participation for Non-Physician Healthcare Professionals to submit to your accrediting bodies/licensing boards for continuing education credit. This certificate will indicate the webinar was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. It is the responsibility of participants to submit the certificate to their accrediting bodies/licensing boards for approval. Unfortunately, NHPCO cannot guarantee its acceptance. To receive this certificate, you must complete all CE/CME requirements and indicate your desire to receive this certificate on the evaluation form.

*including finance professionals, physician assistants, social workers outside of New York State, etc.

Disclosures:
Ebtesam Ahmed, PharmD, MS, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support. 

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhDc, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

Price: $25

Emerging Role of Medical Cannabis for the Seriously Ill
1.0 Credit

Speaker
Speaker: Bernard Lee, MD
Vice President for Medical Affairs
MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care

Purpose: The purpose of this webinar is to provide a basic understanding of the clinical uses of medical marijuana to clinicians.

Why Do I Need to Know This?
Marijuana is now legal for medical use in 28 states and Washington D.C., and is also legal in eight of these states for recreational or "adult" use. Now that medical marijuana is legal in more than half of the U.S., with additional states voting on legislation, it is important for medical professionals to have at least a basic understanding of the risks and benefits of cannabis. Given the volume of anecdotal evidence, plus a small number of randomized controlled trials, it is apparent that there is great potential for cannabis and cannabinoids to provide suffering patients with palliation of many symptoms.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the basic principles of the cannabinoids
  2. Identify which patients might benefit from a trial of medical marijuana
  3. Discuss what type of medical marijuana is appropriate for certain medical conditions

Target Audience: palliative care specialists, pain specialists, primary care providers, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students.

Criteria for Successful Completion:

    1. Attendance at entire session
    2. Submission of completed evaluation form
    3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Release Date: May 1, 2018

Expiration Date: May 1, 2021

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and MJHS. NHPCO is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NHPCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: NHPCO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

NHPCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 contact hour. Nurses should claim only the contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Accredited status by ANCC refers only to continuing nursing education and does not imply endorsement of any commercial product discussed in conjunction with this activity.

Certificate of Participation for Non-Physician Healthcare Professionals: For participants* whose disciplines are other than nurse, social worker (in New York State), and physician, you may request a Certificate of Participation for Non-Physician Healthcare Professionals to submit to your accrediting bodies/licensing boards for continuing education credit. This certificate will indicate the webinar was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. It is the responsibility of participants to submit the certificate to their accrediting bodies/licensing boards for approval. Unfortunately, NHPCO cannot guarantee its acceptance. To receive this certificate, you must complete all CE/CME requirements and indicate your desire to receive this certificate on the evaluation form.

*including finance professionals, physician assistants, social workers outside of New York State, etc.

Disclosures:
Bernard Lee, MD, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support. 

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Barbara Bouton, MA, FT
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhDc, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Steven R. Gardner, MPA, PAHM
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Jennifer Kennedy, RN, MA, BSN, CHC
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Judith A. Skretny

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

Price: $25
$65
3.0 Credits

Package 1

Palliative Care for Diseases Other than Cancer

3 webinars on CHF, cardiac devices, and COPD

Palliative and Hospice Care for Patients with Congestive Heart Failure
1.0 Credit

Speaker
Speaker: Michael Mencias, MD
Senior Hospice Medical Director
MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care

Purpose: Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) patients are frequently referred for palliative care support, not only because of the high symptom burden, but to help navigate goals of care over the course of disease progression and treatment options available. This webinar will provide a brief overview of the definition, diagnosis, and treatment of congestive heart failure; discuss prognostication of CHF patients; and advance heart failure treatment options including Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices, Cardiac Inotrope Therapy, and mechanical circulatory support (Left Ventricular Assist Device).

Objectives:

    1. Discuss the definition, diagnosis, prognostication, and treatment of Congestive Heart Failure
    2. Discuss advanced heart failure treatment options including Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices and Cardiac Inotrope Therapy
    3. Discuss preparedness planning and palliative care support of patients with Mechanical Circulatory Support (Left Ventricular Assist Device)

Target Audience: palliative care specialists, pain specialists, primary care providers, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students.

Criteria for Successful Completion:

    1. Attendance at entire session 
    2. Submission of completed evaluation form 
    3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Release Date: April 3, 2018

Expiration Date: June 15, 2021 (for physicians and non-physicians); February 14, 2021 (for nurses)

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) through the joint providership of MSSNY and the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care. MSSNY is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Disclosures
Michael Mencias, MD, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has indicated a relationship with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP and Tabula Rasa for research support. 

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhDc, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

Price: $25

Cardiac Devices and Palliative Care
1.0 Credit

Speaker
Speaker: Michael Mencias, MD
Senior Hospice Medical Director
MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care

Purpose: Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs) are widely used to reduce mortality in heart failure. Challenges for palliative care clinicians include care management associated with these devices, especially at end of life. This webinar will review the indications for implantation for these devices, discuss advance care planning, and outline the process of deactivation.

Objectives:

  1. Evaluate the current consensus statements and latest research on implantable cardioverter defibrillators in patients nearing end of life
  2. Discuss advance care planning and deactivation considerations
  3. Recognize the process and procedure for successful deactivation
Why Do I Need to Know This?
Patients with ICDs are referred with increased frequency for palliative care consultation or hospice care. Clinicians need to understand the complexity of care associated with these devices, importantly the clinical and ethical considerations, especially at end of life. This webinar will discuss how to approach the care of patients with ICDs from implantation to death.

Target Audience:  palliative care specialists, pain specialists, primary care providers, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students

Criteria for Successful Completion:

    1. Attendance at entire session 
    2. Submission of completed evaluation form 
    3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses; 80% for NYS Social Workers)

Continuing Education Credits:  1.0

Release Date: April 3, 2018

Expiration Date: April 3, 2021 (for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses); January 31, 2022 (for NYS Social Workers)

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and MJHS. NHPCO is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NHPCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses:  NHPCO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

NHPCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 contact hour. Nurses should claim only the contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Accredited status by ANCC refers only to continuing nursing education and does not imply endorsement of any commercial product discussed in conjunction with this activity.

Social Workers:  MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care 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-0242.

Certificate of Participation for Non-Physician Healthcare Professionals: For participants* whose disciplines are other than nurse, social worker (in New York State), and physician, you may request a Certificate of Participation for Non-Physician Healthcare Professionals to submit to your accrediting bodies/licensing boards for continuing education credit. This certificate will indicate the webinar was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. It is the responsibility of participants to submit the certificate to their accrediting bodies/licensing boards for approval. Unfortunately, NHPCO cannot guarantee its acceptance. To receive this certificate, you must complete all CE/CME requirements and indicate your desire to receive this certificate on the evaluation form.

*including finance professionals, physician assistants, social workers outside of New York State, etc.

Disclosures:
Michael Mencias, MD, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has indicated a relationship with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP and Tabula Rasa for research support. 

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Barbara Bouton, MA, FT
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhDc, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Steven R. Gardner, MPA, PAHM
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Jennifer Kennedy, RN, MA, BSN, CHC
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Judith A. Skretny

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

Price: $25

Palliative Care in Advanced COPD
1.0 Credit

Speaker
Speaker: Mona Patel, DO
Associate Program Director of Hospice
and Palliative Medicine Fellowship
MJHS Hospice & Palliative Care

Purpose: The purpose of this webinar is to discuss the assessment, management, and prognostication of patients with advanced COPD. This webinar will also discuss the role of palliative care providers in lessening symptom burden using pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions and having goals of care conversations with COPD patients.

Objectives:

  1. Describe common symptoms associated with advanced COPD
  2. Discuss some of the challenges with prognostication in this population and review available prognostication tools
  3. Review the evidence regarding pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment strategies for patients with advanced COPD

Why Do I Need to Know This?
COPD is a common condition and its prevalence is growing globally. Health care professionals and especially palliative care providers would benefit in knowing how best to optimize its management and lessen disease burden to assist patients in maximizing their quality of life and clarifying goals of care.

Target Audience: palliative care specialists, pain specialists, primary care providers, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students.

Criteria for Successful Completion:

    1. Attendance at entire session
    2. Submission of completed evaluation form
    3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses; 80% for NYS Social Workers)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Release Date: April 3, 2018

Expiration Date: April 3, 2021 (for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses); January 31, 2022 (for NYS Social Workers)

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and MJHS. NHPCO is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NHPCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: NHPCO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

NHPCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 contact hour. Nurses should claim only the contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Accredited status by ANCC refers only to continuing nursing education and does not imply endorsement of any commercial product discussed in conjunction with this activity.

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care 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-0242.

Certificate of Participation for Non-Physician Healthcare Professionals: For participants* whose disciplines are other than nurse, social worker (in New York State), and physician, you may request a Certificate of Participation for Non-Physician Healthcare Professionals to submit to your accrediting bodies/licensing boards for continuing education credit. This certificate will indicate the webinar was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. It is the responsibility of participants to submit the certificate to their accrediting bodies/licensing boards for approval. Unfortunately, NHPCO cannot guarantee its acceptance. To receive this certificate, you must complete all CE/CME requirements and indicate your desire to receive this certificate on the evaluation form.

*including finance professionals, physician assistants, social workers outside of New York State, etc.

Disclosures
Mona S. Patel, DO, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has indicated a relationship with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP and Tabula Rasa for research support. 

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Barbara Bouton, MA, FT
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhDc, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Steven R. Gardner, MPA, PAHM
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Jennifer Kennedy, RN, MA, BSN, CHC
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Judith A. Skretny

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

Price: $25
$65
4.0 Credits

Package 2

Palliative Care for Diseases Other than Cancer

4 webinars on dementia, post-stroke, ALS, and Parkinson's

Palliative Care in Dementia: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Behavioral Symptoms
1.0 Credit

Speaker
Speaker: Mara Lugassy, MD
Senior Hospice Physician
MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care

Purpose: The purpose of this webinar is to enhance knowledge of the management of behavioral symptoms in dementia.

Objectives:

    1. Identify strategies for management of resistance to care in dementia
      1. Overview of behavioral symptoms in dementia and impact on patients and caregivers
      2. Assessment of contributing factors to resistance to care
      3. Developing care plan to minimize resistance to care
    2. Develop framework for evaluation and management of sleep disorders in dementia
      1. Assessment of sleep disorder
      2. Nonpharmacologic interventions
      3. Pharmacotherapy
    3. Describe an approach to assessment and management of sundowning in dementia
      1. Assessment for contributing factors
      2. Nonpharmacologic interventions
      3. Pharmacotherapy
Why Do I Need to Know This?
Patients with dementia frequently develop behavioral symptoms which both impact quality of life and place a burden of stress on patients, families, and caregivers alike. Ability to recognize and manage these symptoms is essential to providing effective care in the setting of advancing disease.

Target Audience: palliative care specialists, pain specialists, primary care providers, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students.

Criteria for Successful Completion:

    1. Attendance at entire session 
    2. Submission of completed evaluation form 
    3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses; 80% for social workers)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Release Date: May 14, 2018

Expiration Date: June 15, 2021 (for physicians and non-physicians); February 14, 2021 (for nurses); January 31, 2022 (for NYS Social Workers)

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) through the joint providership of MSSNY and the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care. MSSNY is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care 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-0242.

Disclosures:
Mara Lugassy, MD, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support. 

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

Price: Free

Palliative Care and the Post-Stroke Patient
1.0 Credit

Speaker
Speaker: Mara Lugassy, MD
Senior Hospice Physician
MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care

Purpose: The purpose of this webinar is to enhance knowledge of the role of palliative care in managing complications of stroke.

Objectives:

  1. Identify underrecognized physical symptoms commonly occurring after stroke and review current evidence for treatment
  2. Appreciate impact of psychiatric and behavioral changes in the post-stroke period and develop a management approach
  3. Develop strategies to reduce caregiver burden following a stroke

Why Do I Need to Know This?
Stroke can result in a wide range of underrecognized physical and psychiatric symptoms, profoundly impacting not just the survivor, but family and caregivers alike. Ability to recognize and manage symptoms resulting from stroke, as well as developing strategies to providing ongoing guidance and support are essential to providing effective palliative care in the post-stroke period.

Target Audience:  palliative care specialists, pain specialists, primary care providers, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students

Criteria for Successful Completion:

    1. Attendance at entire session 
    2. Submission of completed evaluation form 
    3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses; 80% for social workers)

Continuing Education Credits:  1.0

Release Date: June 5, 2018

Expiration Date: June 5, 2021 (for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses); January 31, 2022 (for NYS Social Workers)

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and MJHS. NHPCO is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NHPCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: NHPCO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

NHPCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 contact hour. Nurses should claim only the contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Accredited status by ANCC refers only to continuing nursing education and does not imply endorsement of any commercial product discussed in conjunction with this activity.

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care 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-0242.

Certificate of Participation for Non-Physician Healthcare Professionals: For participants* whose disciplines are other than nurse, social worker (in New York State), and physician, you may request a Certificate of Participation for Non-Physician Healthcare Professionals to submit to your accrediting bodies/licensing boards for continuing education credit. This certificate will indicate the webinar was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. It is the responsibility of participants to submit the certificate to their accrediting bodies/licensing boards for approval. Unfortunately, NHPCO cannot guarantee its acceptance. To receive this certificate, you must complete all CE/CME requirements and indicate your desire to receive this certificate on the evaluation form.

*including finance professionals, physician assistants, social workers outside of New York State, etc.

Disclosures:
Mara Lugassy, MD, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support. 

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Barbara Bouton, MA, FT
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Steven R. Gardner, MPA, PAHM
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Jennifer Kennedy, RN, MA, BSN, CHC
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Judith A. Skretny

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

Price: $25

Palliative Care in ALS
1.0 Credit

Speaker
Speaker: Mara Lugassy, MD
Senior Hospice Physician
MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care

Purpose: The purpose of this webinar is to enhance knowledge of the role of palliative care in managing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) throughout the course of the disease.

Objectives:

  1. Identify an interdisciplinary approach to management of symptoms that commonly occur in ALS
  2. Describe strategies for disease-specific goals of care discussions regarding artificial nutrition and hydration and mechanical ventilation 
  3. Identify resources to maximize patient and family support and to facilitate coordination of care throughout the disease course

Why Do I Need to Know This?
ALS is a disease that has a profound impact on patients, families and caregivers in multiple domains. Ability to effectively manage disease-related symptoms, facilitate complex goals of care discussions, and coordinate caregiver resources are all essential to providing effective palliative care in ALS. 

Target Audience: palliative care specialists, pain specialists, primary care providers, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students.

Criteria for Successful Completion:

    1. Attendance at entire session
    2. Submission of completed evaluation form
    3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses; 80% for social workers)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Release Date: June 5, 2018

Expiration Date: June 5, 2021 (for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses); January 31, 2022 (for NYS Social Workers)

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and MJHS. NHPCO is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NHPCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: NHPCO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

NHPCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 contact hour. Nurses should claim only the contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Accredited status by ANCC refers only to continuing nursing education and does not imply endorsement of any commercial product discussed in conjunction with this activity.

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care 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-0242.

Certificate of Participation for Non-Physician Healthcare Professionals: For participants* whose disciplines are other than nurse, social worker (in New York State), and physician, you may request a Certificate of Participation for Non-Physician Healthcare Professionals to submit to your accrediting bodies/licensing boards for continuing education credit. This certificate will indicate the webinar was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. It is the responsibility of participants to submit the certificate to their accrediting bodies/licensing boards for approval. Unfortunately, NHPCO cannot guarantee its acceptance. To receive this certificate, you must complete all CE/CME requirements and indicate your desire to receive this certificate on the evaluation form.

*including finance professionals, physician assistants, social workers outside of New York State, etc.

Disclosures:
Mara Lugassy, MD, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support. 

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Barbara Bouton, MA, FT
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Steven R. Gardner, MPA, PAHM
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Jennifer Kennedy, RN, MA, BSN, CHC
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Judith A. Skretny

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

Price: $25

Palliative Care in Parkinson's Disease And Other Neurodegenerative Diseases
1.0 Credit

Speaker
Speaker: Mara Lugassy, MD
Senior Hospice Physician
MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care

Purpose: The purpose of this webinar is to provide an overview of the role of palliative care in the management of Parkinson's disease and related neurodegenerative diseases from the time of diagnosis until the end stages.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the clinical presentation, natural history, and prognosis of Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases with Parkinsonian features (multiple system atrophy, progressive supranuclear palsy, and dementia with Lewy bodies).
  2. Recognize the changing needs of both patients and caregivers throughout the course of neurodegenerative disease and the related benefits of palliative care at each point.
  3. Discuss key pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapies for both motor and nonmotor symptoms throughout the disease trajectory.

Target Audience: palliative care specialists, pain specialists, primary care providers, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students.

Criteria for Successful Completion:

    1. Attendance at entire session
    2. Submission of completed evaluation form
    3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses; 80% for NYS Social Workers)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Release Date: June 5, 2018

Expiration Date: June 5, 2021 (for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses); January 31, 2022 (for NYS Social Workers)

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and MJHS. NHPCO is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NHPCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: NHPCO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

NHPCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 contact hour. Nurses should claim only the contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Accredited status by ANCC refers only to continuing nursing education and does not imply endorsement of any commercial product discussed in conjunction with this activity.

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care 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-0242.

Certificate of Participation for Non-Physician Healthcare Professionals: For participants* whose disciplines are other than nurse, social worker (in New York State), and physician, you may request a Certificate of Participation for Non-Physician Healthcare Professionals to submit to your accrediting bodies/licensing boards for continuing education credit. This certificate will indicate the webinar was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. It is the responsibility of participants to submit the certificate to their accrediting bodies/licensing boards for approval. Unfortunately, NHPCO cannot guarantee its acceptance. To receive this certificate, you must complete all CE/CME requirements and indicate your desire to receive this certificate on the evaluation form.

*including finance professionals, physician assistants, social workers outside of New York State, etc.

Disclosures:
Mara Lugassy, MD, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support. 

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Barbara Bouton, MA, FT
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Steven R. Gardner, MPA, PAHM
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Jennifer Kennedy, RN, MA, BSN, CHC
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Judith A. Skretny

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

Price: $25
$45
1.5 Credits

Prognostication

2 webinars on prognostication for patients with cancer and other chronic advanced illnesses

Prognostication I: Improving Accuracy to Support Care and Hospice Access for Patients with Advanced Cancer
0.75 Credits

Speaker
Speaker: Pauline Lesage, MD, LLM
Physician Educator 
MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity. 

Purpose: The purpose of this activity is to enable learners to increase their knowledge of the multiple formulations of prognosis for patients with advanced cancer. It should contribute to enhance their ability to prognosticate in this population and refer patients to the appropriate level of care.

Objectives:

    1. Discuss the importance of prognostication in cancer patients
    2. Describe prognostic scores and models in cancer patients
    3. Review Hospice Eligibility guidelines for cancer patients

Target Audience: palliative care specialists, pain specialists, primary care providers, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, pharmacists, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students.

Criteria for Successful Completion:

    1. Attendance at entire session 
    2. Submission of completed evaluation form 
    3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses; 80% for NYS Social Workers)

Continuing Education Credits: 0.75

Release Date: January 30, 2018

Expiration Date: June 15, 2021 (for physicians and non-physicians); February 14, 2021 (for nurses); January 31, 2022 (for NYS Social Workers)

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) through the joint providership of MSSNY and the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care. MSSNY is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: This activity has been submitted to the Alabama State Nurses Association for approval to award 0.75 contact hours. Alabama State Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care 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-0242.

Disclosures
Pauline Lesage, MD, LLM, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has indicated a relationship with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP and Tabula Rasa for research support. 

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhDc, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

Price: $25

Prognostication II: Improving Accuracy to Support Care and Hospice Access for Patients with Chronic Illnesses Other than Cancer
0.75 Credits

Speaker
Speaker: Pauline Lesage, MD, LLM
Physician Educator 
MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care

Purpose: The purpose of this webinar is to enable learners to increase their knowledge of the complexity of prognostication in chronic advanced illnesses other than cancer, and to enhance their ability to provide and/or refer patients to the appropriate level of care.

Objectives:

  1. Recognize general and specific difficulties applicable to prognostication in chronic advanced illnesses
  2. Describe prognostic models for CHF, COPD, dementia, renal disease, liver disease, AIDS, and cerebrovascular disease, and describe hospice eligibility guidelines
  3. Identify prognostic criteria in patients with chronic advanced illnesses

Target Audience:  palliative care specialists, pain specialists, primary care providers, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, pharmacists, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students

Criteria for Successful Completion:

    1. Attendance at entire session 
    2. Submission of completed evaluation form 
    3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses; 80% for NYS Social Workers)

Continuing Education Credits:  0.75

Release Date: January 30, 2018

Expiration Date: June 15, 2021 (for physicians and non-physicians); February 14, 2021 (for nurses); January 31, 2022 (for NYS Social Workers)

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) through the joint providership of MSSNY and the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care. MSSNY is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: This activity has been submitted to the Alabama State Nurses Association for approval to award 0.75 contact hours. Alabama State Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Social Workers:  MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care SW 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-0242.

Disclosures:
Pauline Lesage, MD, LLM, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has indicated a relationship with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP and Tabula Rasa for research support. 

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhDc, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

Price: $25
$25
1.75 Credits

Package 1

Psychiatric and Psychosocial Aspects of Care

2 webinars on supporting family caregivers

Family Meetings in Hospice and Palliative Care
0.75 Credits

Speaker
Speaker: Myra Glajchen, DSW
Director of Medical Education
MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care

Purpose: The purpose of this activity is to describe the importance of the family meeting as a best practice for advance care planning and caregiver support in hospice and palliative care.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss best practices related to the family meeting in hospice and palliative care
  2. Describe core communication skills integral to the family meeting
  3. Discuss challenging clinical scenarios in the context of the family meeting

Target Audience: primary care providers, nurse practitioners, palliative care specialists, pain specialists, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, social workers, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses; 80% for social workers)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Release Date: July 10, 2018

Expiration Date: June 15, 2021 (for physicians and non-physicians); February 14, 2021 (for nurses); January 31, 2022 (for NYS Social Workers)

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians: 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care. MSSNY is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Medical Society of the State of New York designated this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nurses: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care 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-0242.

Fees:
Individual:  Free (includes CME/CE certificate)

Disclosures:
Myra Glajchen, DSW, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support.

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, APRN-BC, ACHPN-BC, C.T.
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

Price: Free

Family Caregivers in Hospice and Palliative Care: Maximizing Support and Minimizing Burden
1.0 Credit

Speaker
Speaker: Myra Glajchen, DSW
Director of Medical Education
MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care

Purpose: This webinar is intended to familiarize attendees with the state of the science regarding research and best practices in working with caregivers in palliative care and hospice.

Objectives:

  1. Identify the key research findings pertinent to family caregivers and family meetings in palliative care and hospice
  2. Discuss best practices for family meetings in palliative care and hospice
  3. Recognize the importance of integrating family caregivers into key events in palliative care and hospice, and describe the skills necessary to achieve this integration

Target Audience: primary care providers, nurse practitioners, palliative care specialists, pain specialists, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, social workers, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses; 80% for social workers)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Release Date: July 10, 2018

Expiration Date: July 10, 2021 (for physicians and non-physicians); February 14, 2021 (for nurses); January 31, 2022 (for NYS Social Workers)

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians: 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care. MSSNY is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Medical Society of the State of New York designated this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nurses: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care 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-0242.

Fees:
Individual:  Free (includes CME/CE certificate)

Disclosures:
Myra Glajchen, DSW, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support.

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, APRN-BC, ACHPN-BC, C.T.
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

Price: $25
$45
2.0 Credits

Package 2

Psychiatric and Psychosocial Aspects of Care

2 webinars on anxiety and depression

Anxiety Disorders in the Seriously Ill
1.0 Credit

Speaker
Speaker: E. Alessandra Strada, PhD
Integrative Medicine and Bereavement Specialist
MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care

Purpose: The goal of this webinar is to discuss the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of anxiety and anxiety disorders along the continuum of care in patients with serious and advanced illness. The presentation will use discussion of clinical cases to illustrate a practical clinical treatment approach aimed at improving the patient's symptoms and quality of life.

Objectives:

    1. Review the prevalence and clinical presentation of anxiety and anxiety disorders in the palliative care setting
    2. Discuss assessment, diagnosis, and differential diagnosis of anxiety in advanced illness
    3. Present evidence-based and integrated treatment approaches 

Target Audience: palliative care specialists, pain specialists, primary care providers, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students.

Criteria for Successful Completion:

    1. Attendance at entire session 
    2. Submission of completed evaluation form 
    3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses; 80% for social workers)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Release Date: August 13, 2018

Expiration Date: April 18, 2022 (for physicians and non-physicians); February 14, 2021 (for nurses); January 31, 2022 (for NYS Social Workers)

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care. MSSNY is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care 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-0242. 

Disclosures:
E. Alessandra Strada, PhD, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support. 

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

Price: $25

Depression and Suicidality in the Seriously Ill
1.0 Credit

Speaker
Speaker: E. Alessandra Strada, PhD
Integrative Medicine and Bereavement Specialist
MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care

Purpose: The goal of this webinar is to discuss the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of clinical depression and suicidal ideation in patients with serious and advanced illness along the continuum of care. Through the discussion of clinical cases, this presentation will illustrate an integrative clinical treatment approach aimed at addressing depression symptoms, adequately assessing and addressing suicidal ideation and behaviors, and promoting quality of life for the patient and the family. 

Objectives:

  1. Review the prevalence and clinical presentation of clinical depression and suicidal ideation in the palliative care setting
  2. Discuss assessment, diagnosis, and differential diagnosis of clinical depression in advanced illness
  3. Discuss evidence-based and integrated treatment approaches in the treatment of clinical depression in advanced illness

Target Audience: palliative care specialists, pain specialists, primary care providers, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students.

Criteria for Successful Completion:

    1. Attendance at entire session
    2. Submission of completed evaluation form
    3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses; 80% for social workers)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Release Date: August 13, 2018

Expiration Date: April 18, 2022 (for physicians and non-physicians); February 14, 2021 (for nurses); January 31, 2022 (for NYS Social Workers)

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care. MSSNY is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care 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-0242. 

Disclosures:
E. Alessandra Strada, PhD, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified. 

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support. 

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

Price: $25
$65
3.0 Credits

Symptoms Other than Pain

4 webinars on nausea and constipation, anorexia, dyspnea, and delirium

Management of Nausea and Constipation in Advanced Illness
0.75 Credits

Speaker
Speaker: Pauline Lesage, MD, LLM
Physician Educator
MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care

Purpose: The goal of this webinar is to review the etiology, pathophysiology, and management of nausea and constipation, two common symptoms in advanced illness.

Objectives:

    1. Describe the etiology and pathophysiology of nausea and constipation in patients with advanced illness
    2. Recognize the signs and symptoms associated with nausea and constipation, and assessment methods for both
    3. Identify pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic management strategies for nausea and constipation in the setting of advanced illness

Target Audience: palliative care specialists, pain specialists, primary care providers, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students.

Criteria for Successful Completion:

    1. Attendance at entire session 
    2. Submission of completed evaluation form 
    3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses)

Continuing Education Credits: 0.75

Release Date: March 1, 2018

Expiration Date: June 15, 2021 (for physicians and non-physicians); February 14, 2021 (for nurses)

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) through the joint providership of MSSNY and the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care. MSSNY is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Disclosures
Pauline Lesage, MD, LLM, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has indicated a relationship with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP and Tabula Rasa for research support. 

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhDc, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

Price: $25

Management of Anorexia/Cachexia
0.75 Credits

Speaker
Speaker: Ebtesam Ahmed, PharmD, MS
Director of Pharmacy Internship
MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care;
Clinical Professor
St. John's University, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Purpose: The purpose of this webinar is to discuss the prevalence, clinical features, assessment, and management of anorexia/cachexia in patients with advanced life-threatening illness receiving palliative care.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the prevalence and significance of anorexia/cachexia in patients receiving palliative care
  2. Recognize the clinical features and assessment criteria for anorexia/cachexia
  3. Identify the treatment options for anorexia/cachexia and recognize its impact on quality of life

Target Audience:  palliative care specialists, pain specialists, primary care providers, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students

Criteria for Successful Completion:

    1. Attendance at entire session 
    2. Submission of completed evaluation form 
    3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses)

Continuing Education Credits:  0.75

Release Date: March 1, 2018

Expiration Date: June 15, 2021 (for physicians and non-physicians); February 14, 2021 (for nurses)

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) through the joint providership of MSSNY and the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care. MSSNY is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses:  MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Disclosures:
Ebtesam Ahmed, PharmD, MS, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has indicated a relationship with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP and Tabula Rasa for research support. 

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhDc, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

Price: $25

Assessment and Management of Dyspnea in Advanced Illness
0.75 Credits

Speaker
Speaker: Pauline Lesage, MD, LLM
Physician Educator
MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care

Purpose: The purpose of this webinar is to enable the learner to describe the complexity of dyspnea in the setting of advanced disease and the ways in which clinicians can remediate this frequent symptom. 

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the symptom of dyspnea in advanced illness
  2. Describe the assessment of dyspnea in advanced illness and its complexity
  3. Identify approaches to the management of dyspnea in the setting of advanced disease

Target Audience: palliative care specialists, pain specialists, primary care providers, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students.

Criteria for Successful Completion:

    1. Attendance at entire session
    2. Submission of completed evaluation form
    3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses)

Continuing Education Credits: 0.75

Release Date: March 1, 2018

Expiration Date: June 15, 2021 (for physicians and non-physicians); February 14, 2021 (for nurses)

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) through the joint providership of MSSNY and the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care. MSSNY is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses:  MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Disclosures
Pauline Lesage, MD, LLM, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has indicated a relationship with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP and Tabula Rasa for research support. 

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhDc, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

Price: Free

Assessment and Management of Delirium
0.75 Credits

Speaker
Speaker: Pauline Lesage, MD, LLM
Physician Educator
MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care

Purpose: The purpose of this webinar is to review the epidemiology, etiology, clinical features, and management of delirium in the palliative care setting.

Objectives:

  1. Define delirium, its prevalence, categories, and etiology
  2. Recognize the clinical elements of delirium
  3. Discuss the management of delirium

Target Audience: palliative care specialists, pain specialists, primary care providers, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students.

Criteria for Successful Completion:

    1. Attendance at entire session
    2. Submission of completed evaluation form
    3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses; 80% for NYS Social Workers)

Continuing Education Credits: 0.75

Release Date: March 1, 2018

Expiration Date: June 15, 2021 (for physicians and non-physicians); February 14, 2021 (for nurses); January 31, 2022 (for NYS Social Workers)

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) through the joint providership of MSSNY and the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care. MSSNY is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses:  MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care 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-0242.

Disclosures
Pauline Lesage, MD, LLM, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has indicated a relationship with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP and Tabula Rasa for research support. 

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhDc, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

Price: $25
$15

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
A 28-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WITH FREQUENT ED VISITS FOR SICKLE CELL PAIN

Speaker
Speaker: Tartania Brown, MD
Attending Physician, Palliative Care, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
Hospice Medical Director, MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care

Purpose: The purpose of this case conference is to enhance knowledge in the palliation of sickle cell anemia patients with frequent pain episodes. 

Objectives:

  1. Assess the patient with acute somatic and nociceptive pain in the context of chronic illness
  2. Employ first-line treatment of recurring pain crises in the patient with sickle cell anemia
  3. Understand when referral for palliative specialist care is helpful and important in conjunction with oncologic/hematologic management of patients  with sickle cell anemia

Why Do I Need to Know This?
To enhance the quality of care provided to patients with acute somatic and nociceptive pain in chronic disease. 

Target Audience: primary care providers, nurse practitioners, palliative care specialists, pain specialists, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, pharmacists, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses; 80% for social workers)

Continuing Education Credits: 0.5

Release Date: June 25, 2018

Expiration Date: June 15, 2019 (for physicians and non-physicians); February 14, 2021 (for nurses); January 31, 2022 (for NYS Social Workers)

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians: 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care. MSSNY is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Medical Society of the State of New York designated this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nurses:  MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care SW CPE 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-0242.

Disclosures:
Tartania Brown, MD, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support. 

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, APRN-BC, ACHPN-BC, C.T.
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

$25

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
A 69-YEAR-OLD MALE WITH LUNG CANCER AND PAINFUL BONE METASTASES

Speaker: Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Chief Medical Officer, MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care
Executive Director, MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care
Professor of Neurology and Family and Social Medicine,
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Purpose: The goal of this webinar is to expand upon best practices in opioid therapy for pain in those with serious illness, with a focus on breakthrough pain, opioid titration, and opioid rotation.

Objectives:

  1. Implement best practices in the initiation of opioid therapy in patients with chronic pain related to serious illness
  2. Manage breakthrough pain using opioid ‘rescue doses’
  3. Implement best practices in opioid titration and rotation

Target Audience: Social workers and healthcare coaches,nurse practitioners, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, and registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for nurses; 80% for social workers)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Nurses: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care 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-0242.

 

Fees:
Individual: $25 (includes CE certificate)

Release Date: June 10, 2019

Expiration Date: February 14, 2021 (for nurses); January 31, 2022 (for NYS Social Workers)

Disclosures:
Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

$25

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
A 69-YEAR-OLD MAN WITH A HISTORY OF ALCOHOLISM AND PERSISTENT PAIN AFTER LIMB-SPARING RESECTION OF AN OSTEOSARCOMA

Speaker: Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Chief Medical Officer, MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care
Executive Director, MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care
Professor of Neurology and Family and Social Medicine,
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Purpose: The purpose of this case conference is to enhance the knowledge of nurses in the management of patients with chronic pain and a comorbid substance use disorder.

Objectives:

  1. Improve the assessment of chronic pain after cancer surgery
  2. Improve the assessment of treatment risk in populations with chronic pain and a history of substance use disorder
  3. Employ first-line and second-line pharmacotherapy for the treatment of chronic pain after cancer surgery
  4. Enhance the safe use of opioid therapy by a best practice approach to careful patient selection
  5. Employ best practices when opioid therapy is necessary for the patient with a history of substance abuse
  6. Understand when referral for specialist care is necessary during the management of the patient with chronic pain after cancer surgery

Target Audience: Social workers and healthcare coaches,nurse practitioners, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, and registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for nurses; 80% for social workers)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Nurses: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care 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-0242.

 

Fees:
Individual: $25 (includes CE certificate)

Release Date: June 24, 2019

Expiration Date: February 14, 2021 (for nurses); January 31, 2022 (for NYS Social Workers)

Disclosures:
Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has indicated a relationship with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP for research support. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

No other planners have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

$25

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
A 71-YEAR-OLD MAN WITH CLASS IV CHF, DECLINING FUNCTION, AND NO DOCUMENTED GOALS OR ADVANCE DIRECTIVES

Speaker
Speaker: Mara Lugassy, MD
Senior Hospice Physician
MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care

Purpose: The purpose of this webinar is to expand knowledge of the palliative management of advanced congestive heart failure.

Objectives:

  1. Implement strategies for management of common symptoms in congestive heart failure
  2. Develop approach to discussing advance directives and goals of care in heart disease
  3. Identify indicators of end stage heart disease and supportive resources for patients and families

Target Audience: Social workers and healthcare coaches,nurse practitioners, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, and registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for nurses; 80% for social workers)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Nurses: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care 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-0242.

 

Fees:
Individual: $25 (includes CE certificate)

Release Date: June 10, 2019

Expiration Date: February 14, 2021 (for nurses); January 31, 2022 (for NYS Social Workers)

Disclosures:
Dr.Lugassy has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Planner, has indicated a relationship with Pfizer Inc. and with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP for research grant support.

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
A KEY OUTCOME OF ADVANCE CARE PLANNING: THE ADVANCE DIRECTIVE

Speaker
Speakers:
Marilyn Bookbinder, RN, PhD, FPCN
Research Scientist
MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care

Betty Hilleman, MBA, MSN, RN, CHPN
Palliative Care RN Specialist
MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care

Purpose: Having an advance directive has been linked to cost savings (Medicare dollars) at end-of-life, a lower likelihood of dying in a hospital where most do not prefer, and higher usage of hospice care and better quality of dying for patients and their families. The goal of this seminar is to gain an introductory understanding of the social changes that have occurred since the enhancement of the Patient Self-Determination Act (PSDA) in 1991, specifically the advance directive. This webinar will provide an introduction to major efforts leading the field of palliative care to improve the quality of advance care planning discussions and the completion of advance directives.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the prevalence and significance of having an advance care planning discussion and completion of an advance directive
  2. Recognize the barriers and facilitators to conducting advance care planning discussions and completing an advance directive
  3. Describe resources and strategies for improving advance care planning discussions and completing an advance directive for patients and families and professionals
  4. Review common situations in which nurses can identify barriers and facilitate discussions and completion of advance directives

Target Audience: nurse practitioners, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, and registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% passing grade)

Continuing Education Credits: 2.0

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Nurses:  MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

 

Fees:
Individual:  Free (includes CE certificate)

Release Date: April 30, 2019

Expiration Date: February 14, 2021

Disclosures:
Marilyn Bookbinder, RN, PhD, FPCN, and Betty Hilleman, MBA, MSN, RN, CHPN, have no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support.

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

$25

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
AN 80-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WITH COPD AND DYSPNEA, RECENTLY DISCHARGED FROM HOSPITAL

Speaker
Speaker: Mara Lugassy, MD
Senior Hospice Physician
MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care

Purpose: The purpose of this webinar is to expand knowledge of the palliative management of COPD throughout the disease course.

Objectives:

  1. Implement strategies for effective management of dyspnea
  2. Develop approach for addressing goals of care in advanced lung disease
  3. Identify indicators of hospice eligibility in advanced lung disease

Target Audience: Social workers and healthcare coaches,nurse practitioners, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, and registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for nurses; 80% for social workers)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Nurses: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care 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-0242.

 

Fees:
Individual: $25 (includes CE certificate)

Release Date: June 10, 2019

Expiration Date: February 14, 2021 (for nurses); January 31, 2022 (for NYS Social Workers)

Disclosures:
Mara Lugassy, MD, has no disclosures.

No other planners and have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

$25

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
AN 86-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WITH MODERATE DEMENTIA, SUNDOWNING AND A CONCERNED FAMILY CAREGIVER

Speaker
Speaker: Mara Lugassy, MD
Senior Hospice Physician
MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care

Purpose: The purpose of this case conference is to review the management of sundowning and sleep disturbance in dementia and to identify resources for patient and caregiver support.

Objectives:

  1. Develop an approach to assessment and management of sundowning in dementia patients
  2. Describe interventions for sleep disorders commonly associated with dementia
  3. Identify support services for patients and caregivers in advancing dementia

Target Audience: Social workers and healthcare coaches,nurse practitioners, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, and registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for nurses; 80% for social workers)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Nurses: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care 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-0242.

 

Fees:
Individual: $25 (includes CE certificate)

Release Date: June 24, 2019

Expiration Date: February 14, 2021 (for nurses); January 31, 2022 (for NYS Social Workers)

Disclosures:
Dr.Lugassy has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has indicated a relationship with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP for research support.

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

$25

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
ANTICIPATORY MOURNING AT END-OF-LIFE

Speaker
Speaker: Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhDc, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Director of Education and Training
MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care

Purpose: The purpose of this webinar is to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to identify and incorporate best practices and interventions for anticipatory grief and mourning experienced by patients and families at end-of-life. The interventions discussed in this webinar may improve outcomes for families after loss.

Objectives:

  1. Define theoretical concepts of anticipatory grief and mourning
  2. Discuss the occurrence and implications of this phenomenon
  3. Identify anticipatory grief and mourning in patients and families
  4. Integrate into practice interventions to assist patients and families with anticipatory grief and mourning before the death event

Topics Covered:

  1. Definition of anticipatory grief and mourning
  2. Identification of anticipatory mourning in patients and families
  3. Dimensions anticipatory mourning
  4. Best practices in assisting patients and families with anticipatory grief and mourning

Target Audience: Nursing administrators and managers, nurses, and healthcare coaches

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% passing grade)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Nurses:  MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

 

Fees:
Individual:  $25 (includes CE certificate)

Release Date: February 14, 2019

Expiration Date: February 14, 2021

Disclosures:
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhDc, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support. 

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, APRN-BC, ACHPN-BC, C.T.
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

$25

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
CARE OF THE FAMILY DURING END-OF-LIFE VIGILS

Speaker
Speaker: Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Director of Education and Training
MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care

Purpose: The purpose of this webinar is to define and understand the structure and meaning of family vigils by providing current qualitative research on the topic. This knowledge will provide insight and enhance communication and practice skills for nurses providing care for families at end-of-life.

Objectives:

  1. Describe and identify family vigils at end-of-life
  2. Identify three phases of end-of-life vigils
  3. Discuss meaning of vigils for families
  4. Discuss role of the nurse in family vigils
  5. Integrate best practices for care, support, and facilitation of family vigils for improved family outcomes after loss

Target Audience: Nursing administrators and managers, nurses, and healthcare coaches

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% passing grade)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Nurses:  MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

 

Fees:
Individual:  $25 (includes CE certificate)

Release Date: June 5, 2019

Expiration Date: February 14, 2021

Disclosures:
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhDc, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support.

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

$25

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
CARING FOR FAMILY CAREGIVERS WHILE CARING FOR OURSELVES

Speaker
Speaker: Myra Glajchen, DSW
Director of Medical Education
Associate Program Director, Fellowship Training Program
MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care

Purpose: The purpose of this webinar is to provide participants with an overview of the theory, research and best practices related to working with family caregivers in palliative care and hospice. Participants will leave the workshop with new tools for assessment, communication, education, and self-care to maximize effectiveness while maintaining professional and personal balance.

Objectives:

  1. Identify the theoretical basis underlying caregiving in palliative care
  2. Apply core social work clinical skills to work with family caregivers in palliative care
  3. Expand their repertoire of skills using evidence-based social work assessment and intervention practices
  4. Discuss the value of social work research and models of care in working with caregivers in palliative care
  5. Define strategies for self-care

Target Audience:  Social workers and healthcare coaches

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (80% passing grade)

Continuing Education Credits: 0.75

Release Date: May 28, 2019

Expiration Date: January 31, 2022 

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care 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-0242.

 

Fees:
Individual:  $25 (includes CE certificate)

Disclosures
Myra Glajchen, DSW, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support.

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

$25

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
COMMUNICATION WITH PATIENTS AND FAMILIES AT END-OF-LIFE

Speaker
Speaker: Betty Hilleman, MBA, MSN, RN, CHPN
Palliative Care RN Specialist
MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care

Purpose: This webinar will review communication skills needed for the clinical practice of palliative care and end-of-life nursing care.

Objectives:

  1. Describe mindfulness processes that nurses can use in preparation for skillful clinical communication
  2. List three techniques that are used to structure skillful clinical communication
  3. Identify three benefits of using skilled communication techniques

Target Audience: Nursing administrators and managers, nurses, and healthcare coaches

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% passing grade)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Nurses:  MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

 

Fees:
Individual:  $25 (includes CE certificate)

Release Date: May 14, 2018

Expiration Date: February 14, 2021

Disclosures:
Betty Hilleman, MBA, MSN, RN, CHPN, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support. 

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, APRN-BC, ACHPN-BC, C.T.
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF DELIRIUM

Speaker
Speaker: Pauline Lesage, MD, LLM
Physician Educator
MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care

Purpose: The purpose of this webinar is to review the epidemiology, etiology, clinical features, and management of delirium in the palliative care setting.

Objectives:

  1. Define delirium, its prevalence, categories, and etiology
  2. Recognize the clinical elements of delirium
  3. Discuss the management of delirium

Target Audience: primary care providers, nurse practitioners, palliative care specialists, pain specialists, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, social workers, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses; 80% for social workers)

Continuing Education Credits: 0.75

Release Date: March 1, 2018

Expiration Date: June 15, 2021 (for physicians and non-physicians); February 14, 2021 (for nurses); January 31, 2022 (for NYS Social Workers)

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians: 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care. MSSNY is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Medical Society of the State of New York designated this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nurses:  MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care 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-0242.

Fees:
Individual:  Free (includes CME/CE certificate)

Disclosures:
Pauline Lesage, MD, LLM, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support.

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, APRN-BC, ACHPN-BC, C.T.
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
PALLIATIVE CARE IN DEMENTIA: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO BEHAVIORAL SYMPTOMS

Speaker
Speaker: Mara Lugassy, MD
Senior Hospice Medical Director
MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care

Purpose: The purpose of this webinar is to enhance knowledge of the management of behavioral symptoms in dementia.

Objectives:

  1. Identify strategies for management of resistance to care in dementia
  2. Develop a framework for evaluation and management of sleep disorders in dementia
  3. Describe an approach to assessment and management of sundowning in dementia

Target Audience: primary care providers, nurse practitioners, palliative care specialists, pain specialists, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, social workers, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses; 80% for social workers)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Release Date: May 14, 2018

Expiration Date: June 15, 2021 (for physicians and non-physicians); February 14, 2021 (for nurses); January 31, 2022 (for NYS Social Workers)

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians: 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care. MSSNY is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Medical Society of the State of New York designated this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nurses:  MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care 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-0242.

Fees:
Individual:  Free (includes CME/CE certificate)

Disclosures:
Mara Lugassy, MD, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support.

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, APRN-BC, ACHPN-BC, C.T.
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
DEMYSTIFYING DEPRESCRIBING: LESS IS MORE

Speaker
Speaker: Ebtesam Ahmed, PharmD, MS
Director of Pharmacy Internship
MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care
Associate Clinical Professor, St. John’s University

Purpose:  Deprescribing can be defined as the process of dose reduction, withdrawal, or discontinuation of medications which are considered inappropriate in an individual. The goal of this webinar is to provide an overview of "deprescribing." Potential benefits and harms will be discussed, followed by the barriers, challenges to and enablers of deprescribing. The webinar will also provide practical recommendations to recognize opportunities and strategies for deprescribing in clinical practice. 

Objectives:  

  1. Discuss principles of safe medication discontinuation (renal dosing, drug interactions)
  2. Review guidelines for deprescribing across continuum of care
  3. Provide deprescribing resources for providers and patients

Target Audience:  palliative care specialists, pain specialists, primary care providers, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, advance practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, pharmacists, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session 
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% passing grade for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses)

Continuing Education Credits:  1.0

Release Date: August 7, 2018

Expiration Date: June 15, 2021 (for physicians and non-physicians); February 14, 2021 (for nurses)

Continuing Education Accreditation

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) through the joint providership of MSSNY and the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care. MSSNY is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

 

Fees: 
Individual:  Free (includes CME/CE certificate)
Group:  Schedule an on-demand rebroadcast for a group meeting - $125 (includes unlimited CME/CE certificates; contact 212-649-5500)

Disclosures:
Ebtesam Ahmed, PharmD, MS, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support.

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

$25

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
EMBRACING CULTURAL HUMILITY IN END-OF-LIFE CARE

Speaker
Speaker: Christine Kucinskis, LCSW, CSW-G, ACHP-SW
Social Work Manager
MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care

Purpose: The purpose of this webinar is to acquire the knowledge and skills to identify and address cultural diversity in hospice and palliative care and incorporate best practices in assessment and intervention. 

Objectives:

  1. Review the theory on the role of culture in end-of-life care
  2. Identify best practices in culturally competent assessment
  3. Illustrate best practices through a case narrative
  4. Practice death awareness activities
  5. Identify best practices in culturally competent intervention

Why Do I Need to Know This?
Culture is recognized as an important domain in hospice and palliative care. Health disparities and culture can present barriers to informed decision-making and treatment in end-of-life care and working with different cultural groups falls to every member of the health care team. Social workers are trained in advocacy, cross-cultural communication, and patient-centered care, making this topic essential to their practice. 

Target Audience:  Social workers and healthcare coaches

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (80% passing grade)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Release Date: April 5, 2018

Expiration Date: January 31, 2022

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care 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-0242.

 

Fees:
Individual:  $25 (includes CE certificate)

Disclosures
Christine Kucinskis, LCSW, CSW-G, ACHP-SW, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support. 

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhDc, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
AN ETHICAL FRAMEWORK FOR DECISION-MAKING IN HOSPICE CARE

Speaker
Speaker: Timothy W. Kirk, PhD
Ethics Consultant
MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care

Purpose: Over 35% of all persons who die in the U.S. each year and almost 50% of the persons over age 65 who die in the U.S. each year receive hospice care in their final weeks of life. Most hospice patients receive care in the place they call “home” by a nurse-led interdisciplinary team, a very different experience than receiving care in a hospital by a physician-led team. However, most of the principles, frameworks, and resources in U.S. health care ethics have been developed by and for health care professionals working in hospitals. This webinar explores the core principles and values of the hospice philosophy of care, and presents an ethical framework specifically designed for use in U.S. hospice care.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the nature of ethics
  2. Explain core elements of the hospice philosophy of care
  3. Identify questions of ethical significance in hospice practice
  4. Apply a hospice ethics framework to clinical practice

Target Audience: primary care providers, nurse practitioners, palliative care specialists, pain specialists, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, social workers, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses; 80% for social workers)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Release Date: August 1, 2018

Expiration Date: April 18, 2022 (for physicians and non-physicians); February 14, 2021 (for nurses); January 31, 2022 (for NYS Social Workers)

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians: 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care. MSSNY is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Medical Society of the State of New York designated this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nurses:  MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care 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-0242.

Fees:
Individual:  Free (includes CME/CE certificate)

Disclosures:
Timothy W. Kirk, PhD, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support.

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, APRN-BC, ACHPN-BC, C.T.
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
EXPANDING HOSPICE ACCESS THROUGH BEST PRACTICES IN ELIGIBILITY REVIEW AND THE HOSPICE CONVERSATION

Speaker
Speaker: Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Chief Medical Officer, MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care
Executive Director, MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care
Professor of Neurology and Family and Social Medicine,
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Purpose: The purpose of this webinar is to provide an update about best practices in hospice eligibility review and the initial presentation to patients and families of hospice as an option for care.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the elements of the Medicare hospice benefit to patients or family members
  2. Introduce hospice as a resource for added services
  3. Define the LCDs and apply them in the identification of hospice-eligible patients
  4. Assess medically eligible patients for hospice appropriateness

Target Audience: primary care providers, nurse practitioners, palliative care specialists, pain specialists, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, social workers, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses; 80% for social workers)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Release Date: April 29, 2019

Expiration Date: April 18, 2022 (for physicians and non-physicians); February 14, 2021 (for nurses); January 31, 2022 (for NYS Social Workers)

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians: 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care. MSSNY is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Medical Society of the State of New York designated this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nurses:  MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care 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-0242.

Fees:
Individual:  Free (includes CME/CE certificate)

Disclosures:
Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support.

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, APRN-BC, ACHPN-BC, C.T.
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

$25

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
FAITH IN TERMS OF DEATH AND DYING

Speaker
Speaker: Christine Kucinskis, LCSW, CSW-G, ACHP-SW
Social Work Manager
MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care

Purpose: The goal of this panel discussion is for clinicians to better understand the nuances of end of life and death affecting families from different cultures in their practice.

Objectives:

  1. Identify key approaches to use with patients and families when discussing planning for end of life with patients/families from three diverse faiths
  2. Examine cultural taboos and superstitions surrounding end-of-life/death discussion initiation and how best to address them sensitively
  3. Improve knowledge about death practices and bereavement needs of persons from three diverse faiths

Target Audience: Social workers and healthcare coaches,nurse practitioners, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, and registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for nurses; 80% for social workers)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Nurses:  MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care 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-0242.

 

Fees:
Individual: $25 (includes CE certificate)

Release Date: June 10, 2019

Expiration Date: January 31, 2022

Disclosures:
Christine Kucinskis, LCSW, CSW-G, ACHP-SW, has no disclosures.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
FAMILY MEETINGS IN HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE

Speaker
Speaker: Myra Glajchen, DSW
Director of Medical Education
MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care

Purpose: The purpose of this activity is to describe the importance of the family meeting as a best practice for advance care planning and caregiver support in hospice and palliative care.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss best practices related to the family meeting in hospice and palliative care
  2. Describe core communication skills integral to the family meeting
  3. Discuss challenging clinical scenarios in the context of the family meeting

Target Audience: primary care providers, nurse practitioners, palliative care specialists, pain specialists, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, social workers, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses; 80% for social workers)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Release Date: July 10, 2018

Expiration Date: June 15, 2021 (for physicians and non-physicians); February 14, 2021 (for nurses); January 31, 2022 (for NYS Social Workers)

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians: 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care. MSSNY is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Medical Society of the State of New York designated this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nurses: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care 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-0242.

Fees:
Individual:  Free (includes CME/CE certificate)

Disclosures:
Myra Glajchen, DSW, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support.

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, APRN-BC, ACHPN-BC, C.T.
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

$25

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF FATIGUE IN THE SERIOUSLY ILL

Speaker
Speaker: Pauline Lesage, MD, LLM
Physician Educator
MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care

Purpose: The purpose of this webinar is to clarify and improve our knowledge on a common but not well understood topic in palliative care: the assessment and management of fatigue in medical illness.

Objectives:

  1. Review the definition, epidemiology, and etiology of fatigue in various medical illnesses
  2. Explain the complexity of fatigue through its pathophysiology
  3. Discuss the management of fatigue: i.e., the nonpharmacological approaches and pharmacological treatments 

Target Audience: primary care providers, nurse practitioners, palliative care specialists, pain specialists, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, pharmacists, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses; 80% for social workers)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Release Date: August 14, 2018

Expiration Date: June 15, 2019 (for physicians and non-physicians); February 14, 2021 (for nurses); January 31, 2022 (for NYS Social Workers)

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians: 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care. MSSNY is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Medical Society of the State of New York designated this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nurses:  MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care 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-0242.

Disclosures:
Pauline Lesage, MD, LLM, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support. 

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, APRN-BC, ACHPN-BC, C.T.
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
GOAL SETTING DISCUSSIONS IN THE SERIOUSLY ILL

Speaker
Speaker: Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Chief Medical Officer, MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care
Executive Director, MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care
Professor of Neurology and Family and Social Medicine,
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Purpose: Patients with serious chronic illnesses benefit from repeated, timely, sensitive, and actionable goal setting discussions. The goal of this webinar is to describe the elements of goal setting discussions and provide a framework for improving the ability of clinicians to engage in these discussions with seriously ill patients and their families.

Objectives:

  1. Position goals discussions as part of palliative care
  2. Develop a workable definition and framework for goals discussions
  3. Discuss a communication tool for goal setting discussions

Target Audience: primary care providers, nurse practitioners, palliative care specialists, pain specialists, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, social workers, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses; 80% for social workers)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Release Date: April 29, 2019

Expiration Date: April 18, 2022 (for physicians and non-physicians); February 14, 2021 (for nurses); January 31, 2022 (for NYS Social Workers)

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians: 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care. MSSNY is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Medical Society of the State of New York designated this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nurses:  MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care 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-0242.

Fees:
Individual:  Free (includes CME/CE certificate)

Disclosures:
Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support.

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, APRN-BC, ACHPN-BC, C.T.
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

$25

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
HOSPICE 101: LEVELS OF CARE ACROSS SETTINGS

Speaker
Speaker: Abby Nathanson, LCSW, ACS
Palliative Care Social Worker, NYU-Winthrop,
Department of Palliative Medicine
Adjunct Faculty, New York University Silver School of Social Work

Purpose: The purpose of this webinar is to help social workers acquire the knowledge and skills to define different levels of care in palliative care and hospice and identify the role of the social worker. 

Objectives:

  1. Define levels of care in palliative care and hospice
  2. Identify trends in care at the end of life
  3. Recognize criteria for admission to hospice

Why Do I Need to Know This?
Palliative care and hospice are beneficial for patients and caregivers facing advanced and terminal illness, but they are poorly understood, and there are misperceptions which lead to late referral within a few days of death. Every team member has an important role to play. 

Target Audience:  Social workers and healthcare coaches

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (80% passing grade)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Release Date: April 5, 2018

Expiration Date: January 31, 2022

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care 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-0242.

 

Fees:
Individual:  $25 (includes CE certificate)

Disclosures
Abby Nathanson, LCSW, ACS, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has indicated a relationship with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP and Tabula Rasa for research support. 

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhDc, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

$25

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
ENSURING PALLIATIVE CARE FOR ALL: OPTIMIZING ACCESS FOR LGBTQ PEOPLE

Speaker
Speaker: Richard Harding, PhD
Herbert Dunhill Chair &
Director of the Center for Global Health Palliative Care
Professor, King’s College London, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing,
Midwifery and Palliative Care

Purpose: In this webinar, we will summarize why palliative care might be more necessary but less accessible for LGBTQ people. We will review the evidence from a number of studies, care and bereavement experiences, and ongoing work. Evidence-based recommendations for better LGBTQ palliative care will be presented, and we will then facilitate discussion with participants to identify challenges and solutions to use in practice.

Objectives:

  1. Summarize and appraise existing evidence from research studies
  2. Examine evidence-based recommendations for better LGBTQ palliative care
  3. Discuss challenges and solutions in local settings

Target Audience: primary care providers, nurse practitioners, palliative care specialists, pain specialists, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, pharmacists, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses; 80% for social workers)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Release Date: August 23, 2018

Expiration Date: June 15, 2021 (for physicians and non-physicians); February 14, 2021 (for nurses); January 31, 2022 (for NYS Social Workers)

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians: 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care. MSSNY is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Medical Society of the State of New York designated this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nurses:  MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care SW CPE 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-0242.

Disclosures:
Richard Harding, PhD, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support. 

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, APRN-BC, ACHPN-BC, C.T.
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

$25

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
NURSING CARE IN THE FINAL HOURS OF LIFE

Speaker
Speaker: Charlotte Huebner, RN-BC, BSN, CHPN
Staff Development Educator
MJHS Hospice & Palliative Care

Purpose: The goal of this webinar is to: 1. Educate nurses in clinical skills and professional mindfulness necessary to provide a therapeutic presence for a patient and family as death nears and 2. Educate nurses in the role of the hospice nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team.

Objectives:

  1. Assess the physical signs of disease progression indicative of approaching death, and name at least three common signs and symptoms
  2. Assess the psychosocial and spiritual-existential factors which impact a patient's and family's experience of approaching death, and state the potential impact on the dying process
  3. Facilitate physical, psychosocial, and spiritual comfort through nursing interventions during the final hours of life, and give an example which includes at least three holistic interventions

Target Audience: Nursing administrators and managers, nurses, and healthcare coaches

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% passing grade)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Nurses:  MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

 

Fees:
Individual:  $25 (includes CE certificate)

Release Date: May 28, 2019

Expiration Date: February 14, 2021

Disclosures:
Charlotte Huebner, RN-BC, BSN, CHPN, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support.

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

$25

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
NUTRITIONAL ISSUES IN PALLIATIVE CARE

Speaker
Speaker: Yasmine Lashine, MD, PhD
Lecturer of Molecular Genetic Pathology, German University in Cairo
Clinical Nutrition Specialist, The American University in Cairo

Purpose: Many palliative care patients experience nutritional problems as their conditions progress. This includes those with progressive neurological conditions, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, as well as advanced cancer. Nutritional issues not only impact patients physically but also psychologically and can significantly influence those caring for them. The purpose of this webinar is to discuss nutritional issues faced by palliative patients, the importance of screening, identifying symptoms, and the nutritional interventions that can be offered from food modification and nutritional supplements, to more intense methods such as enteral or parenteral nutrition.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the psycho-social aspects of eating and not eating in patients with advanced illness
  2. Discuss the role of artificial nutrition in palliative care patients
  3. List components of the nutritional assessment 
  4. Discuss the guidelines and the challenges of feeding in palliative care patients

Target Audience: primary care providers, nurse practitioners, palliative care specialists, pain specialists, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, pharmacists, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses; 80% for social workers)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Release Date: June 25, 2018

Expiration Date: June 15, 2019 (for physicians and non-physicians); February 14, 2021 (for nurses); January 31, 2022 (for NYS Social Workers)

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians: 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care. MSSNY is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Medical Society of the State of New York designated this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nurses:  MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care 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-0242.

Disclosures:
Yasmine Lashine, MD, PhD, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support. 

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, APRN-BC, ACHPN-BC, C.T.
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
OPIOID THERAPY IN THE SERIOUSLY ILL: OPTIMIZING ANALGESIC OUTCOMES AND MINIMIZING RISK

Speaker
Speaker: Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Chief Medical Officer, MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care
Executive Director, MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care
Professor of Neurology and Family and Social Medicine,
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Purpose: The goal of this webinar is to update participants on best practices in opioid therapy for pain in those with serious illness, with a focus on managing the risk of substance abuse.

Objectives:

  1. Select an appropriate opioid drug for the management of chronic pain
  2. Appropriately use ‘rescue dosing’ for breakthrough pain
  3. Employ opioid dose titration to identify a favorable balance between analgesia and side effects
  4. Identify the patterns of drug-related behaviors that may be used to categorize drug abuse, addiction, and other outcomes
  5. Describe the process of risk assessment in the seriously ill
  6. Discuss management techniques for patients with active or potential abuse behaviors

Target Audience: primary care providers, nurse practitioners, palliative care specialists, pain specialists, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, social workers, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses; 80% for social workers)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Release Date: April 29, 2019

Expiration Date: April 18, 2022 (for physicians and non-physicians); February 14, 2021 (for nurses); January 31, 2022 (for NYS Social Workers)

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians: 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care. MSSNY is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Medical Society of the State of New York designated this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nurses:  MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care 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-0242.

Fees:
Individual:  Free (includes CME/CE certificate)

Disclosures:
Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support.

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, APRN-BC, ACHPN-BC, C.T.
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
NURSING ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF PAIN IN ADVANCED ILLNESS

Speaker
Speaker: Joyce Palmieri, MS, RN, CHPN
Vice President of Clinical Services
MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care

Purpose: The purpose of this webinar is to acquire the knowledge and skills to incorporate best practices for the assessment and management of pain in individuals with advanced illness.

Objectives:

  1. Explain the principles and theories of pain
  2. Articulate and incorporate the practice of pain assessment
  3. Assess the presence of pain utilizing specific tools to scale and interpret
  4. Articulate and incorporate best practices in the pharmacological and nonpharmacological management of pai

Target Audience: nurse practitioners, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, and registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% passing grade)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Nurses:  MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

 

Fees:
Individual:  Free (includes CE certificate)

Release Date: April 24, 2019

Expiration Date: February 14, 2021

Disclosures:
Joyce Palmieri, MS, RN, CHPN, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support.

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
PALLIATIVE CARE AND HOSPICE: CURRENT LANDSCAPE

Speaker
Speaker: Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Chief Medical Officer, MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care
Executive Director, MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care
Professor of Neurology and Family and Social Medicine,
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Purpose: The goal of this webinar is to update participants about the definitions of hospice and palliative care and the evolution of specific service delivery models for specialist palliative care, including hospice.

Objectives:

  1. Define “palliative care”
  2. Explain the differences between specialist palliative care and generalist-level palliative care
  3. Identify specific care planning related to each of the eight domains of palliative care
  4. Distinguish between home-based service delivery programs and community-based specialist palliative care
  5. Explain the different roles of general inpatient care and respite care to patients or families enrolled in a hospice program

Target Audience: primary care providers, nurse practitioners, palliative care specialists, pain specialists, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, social workers, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses; 80% for social workers)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Release Date: April 29, 2019

Expiration Date: April 18, 2022 (for physicians and non-physicians); February 14, 2021 (for nurses); January 31, 2022 (for NYS Social Workers)

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians: 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care. MSSNY is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Medical Society of the State of New York designated this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nurses:  MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care 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-0242.

Fees:
Individual:  Free (includes CME/CE certificate)

Disclosures:
Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support.

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, APRN-BC, ACHPN-BC, C.T.
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
PATIENT ELIGIBILITY AND REFERRAL FOR HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE

Speaker
Speaker: Linda Stertz, LCSW-R
Social Work Manager
MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care

Purpose: The goal of the webinar is to help you develop skills to determine eligibility and to encourage referral of patients for palliative care and hospice.

Objectives:

  1. Review the diagnosis and disease processes within a case
  2. Determine hospice eligibility
  3. Encourage referral of patients for palliative care and hospice

Target Audience:  Social workers and healthcare coaches

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (80% passing grade)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Release Date: April 25, 2019

Expiration Date: January 31, 2022 

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care 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-0242.

 

Fees:
Individual:  Free (includes CE certificate)

Disclosures
Linda Stertz, LCSW-R, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support.

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

$25

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
PEDIATRIC PALLIATIVE CARE

Speaker
Speaker: Linda Stertz, LCSW-R
Social Work Manager
MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care

Purpose: The purpose of this webinar is to help social workers acquire the knowledge and skills to incorporate best practices in assessment, intervention, and referral of patients in pediatric palliative care.

Objectives:

  1. Develop an understanding of childhood concepts about death in different developmental stages
  2. Identify relevant family dynamics in pediatric end-of-life care
  3. Understand societal norms and belief systems and how they impact pediatric end-of-life care
  4. Develop skills to identify and process counter transference as it arises in working with dying children
  5. Develop skills to apply theory and best practices to work with children of all ages and developmental levels

Target Audience:  Social workers and healthcare coaches

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (80% passing grade)

Continuing Education Credits: 0.75

Release Date: May 28, 2019

Expiration Date: January 31, 2022 

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care 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-0242.

 

Fees:
Individual: $25 (includes CE certificate)

Disclosures
Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
PROGNOSTICATION IN CHRONIC ILLNESS

Speaker
Speaker: Pauline Lesage, MD, LLM
Physician Educator
MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care

Purpose: This webinar will address the complexity of prognostication in chronic advanced illness and cancer. It will review multiple formulations of prognosis and should contribute to enhance our ability to prognosticate in this population and to refer patients to appropriate level of care.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the importance of prognostication in patients with cancer and chronic illness
  2. Describe prognostic scores and models for this population
  3. Review hospice eligibility guidelines for these patients

Target Audience: primary care providers, nurse practitioners, palliative care specialists, pain specialists, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, social workers, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for physicians)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Release Date: April 29, 2019

Expiration Date: April 18, 2022

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians: 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care. MSSNY is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Medical Society of the State of New York designated this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Fees:
Individual:  Free (includes CME/CE certificate)

Disclosures:
Pauline Lesage, MD, LLM, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support.

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, APRN-BC, ACHPN-BC, C.T.
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PSYCHIATRIC RISK FACTORS IN PATIENTS AND FAMILIES

Speaker
Speaker: Adam Schoenfarber, LCSW, APHSW-C
Social Work Manager
MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care

Purpose: This presentation will establish a baseline understanding of how to watch for symptoms of common mental health diagnoses. The presentation seeks to normalize the symptoms of mental illness and reinforce tools to diagnose when necessary and appropriate. In addition to assessment and treatment skills for common mental health issues, pain and its role and impact on mental health will be examined.

Objectives:

  1. Identify comorbid psychological and psychiatric symptoms in patients and families with chronic and terminal illness
  2. Determine when to intervene when symptoms are present and what might discourage intervention
  3. Identify appropriate interventions when symptoms are present and treatment is appropriate

Target Audience:  social workers and healthcare coaches

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (80% passing grade)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Release Date: April 24, 2019

Expiration Date: January 31, 2022 

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care 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-0242.

 

Fees:
Individual:  Free (includes CE certificate)

Disclosures
Adam Schoenfarber, LCSW, APHSW-C, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support.

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

$25

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
ROLE OF THE NURSE IN ADVANCE DIRECTIVES

Speaker
Speaker: Betty Hilleman, MBA, MSN, RN, CHPN
Palliative Care RN Specialist
MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care

Purpose: The goal of this webinar is to gain an introductory understanding of the social changes that have occurred since the enactment of the Patient Self-Determination Act (PSDA) in 1991, specifically the advance directive. This webinar will provide an introduction to major efforts leading the field of palliative care to improve the quality of advance care planning discussions and the completion of advance directives.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the prevalence and significance of having an advance care planning discussion and completion of an advance directive
  2. Recognize the barriers and facilitators to conducting advance care planning discussions and completing an advance directive
  3. Describe resources and strategies for improving advance care planning discussions and completing an advance directive for patients and families and professionals
  4. Review common situations in which nurses can identify barriers and facilitate discussions and completion of advance directives

Target Audience: nurse practitioners, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, and registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% passing grade)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Nurses:  MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

 

Fees:
Individual: $25 (includes CE certificate)

Release Date: May 30, 2019

Expiration Date: February 14, 2021

Disclosures:
Betty Hilleman, MBA, MSN, RN, CHPN, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support.

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
ROLE OF THE SOCIAL WORKER IN ADVANCE CARE PLANNING

Speaker
Speaker: Adam Schoenfarber, LCSW 
Social Work Manager
MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care

Purpose: The purpose of this webinar is to assist social workers to acquire the knowledge and skills to identify and address difficult decisions and manage conversations in end-of-life care.

Objectives:

  1. Identify barriers and implement strategies to addressing difficult topics in end-of-life care 
  2. Develop a working knowledge of advance directives and language to discuss these with families and patients
  3. Utilize the surrogacy hierarchy as set out in the Family Healthcare Decisions Act

Why Do I Need to Know This?
Patient-centered care is based upon decision-making and advance care planning commensurate with the values and wishes of the patient and family. Yet social workers are not well-trained in advance care planning and may therefore avoid difficult conversations at the end of life. A working knowledge of advance directives and exposure to best practices will enable the social worker to participate more fully in end-of-life communication and decision-making. 

Target Audience:  Social workers and healthcare coaches

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (80% passing grade)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Release Date: August 29, 2018

Expiration Date: January 31, 2022 

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care 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-0242.

 

Fees:
Individual:  Free (includes CE certificate)

Disclosures
Adam Schoenfarber, LCSW, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support.

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
ROLE OF THE SOCIAL WORKER IN CARE TRANSITION: HOSPITAL, ETC.

Speaker
Speaker: Myra Glajchen, DSW
Director of Medical Education
MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care

Purpose: The goal of the webinar is to shine a light on the importance of care transitions in medical care and highlight best practices to enhance continuity of care.

Objectives:

  1. Identify the role of the social worker in the hospital, home care, ambulatory and long term care settings
  2. Use best practices to complete a patient- and caregiver-centered care plan
  3. Use best practices for appropriate biopsychosocial assessment and intervention focused on coordination of services and continuity of care

Target Audience:  social workers and healthcare coaches

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (80% passing grade)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Release Date: April 24, 2019

Expiration Date: January 31, 2022 

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care 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-0242.

 

Fees:
Individual:  Free (includes CE certificate)

Disclosures
Myra Glajchen, DSW, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support.

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
SPIRITUAL AND CULTURAL ISSUES: NURSING ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTIONS

Speaker
Speaker: Charlotte Huebner, RN-BC, BSN, CHPN
Staff Development Educator
MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care

Purpose:The purpose of this webinar is to increase participant knowledge of how the spiritual and cultural beliefs and practices of our patients and families impact care. This knowledge will assist the participant in providing care that is holistic and culturally/spiritually sensitive, leading to the improvement of quality of life for individuals with chronic illness.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss how culture/spirituality impacts patient care
  2. State why a cultural/spiritual assessment is important
  3. List three reasons why family or nonprofessional interpreters should not be used

Target Audience: nurse practitioners, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, and registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% passing grade)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Nurses:  MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

 

Fees:
Individual:  Free (includes CE certificate)

Release Date: April 24, 2019

Expiration Date: February 14, 2021

Disclosures:
Charlotte Huebner, RN-BC, BSN, CHPN, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support.

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
NURSING SYMPTOM ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT IN HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE

Speaker
Speaker: Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Director of Education and Training
MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care

Purpose: The purpose of this webinar is to assist the participant to acquire knowledge and skills to provide hospice and palliative care nursing for individuals with chronic illness. This knowledge will help in the palliation of symptoms, leading to the improvement of quality of life for individuals with chronic illness.

Objectives:

  1. Assess and screen for dyspnea, anxiety, depression
  2. Articulate best practices for nursing assessment and management of these prevalent symptoms of chronic illness
  3. Integrate didactic learning into practice

Target Audience: nurse practitioners, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, and registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% passing grade)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.5

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Nurses:  MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

 

Fees:
Individual:  Free (includes CE certificate)

Release Date: April 24, 2019

Expiration Date: February 14, 2021

Disclosures:
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support.

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

$25

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
TEAMWORK AND THE INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAM

Speaker
Speaker: Christine Kucinskis, LCSW, CSW-G, ACHP-SW
Social Work Manager
MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care

Purpose: The purpose of this webinar is to assist social workers to acquire the knowledge and skills to identify and address cultural diversity in hospice and palliative care and incorporate best practices in assessment and intervention.

Objectives:

  1. Review the theory on the role of culture in end-of-life care 
  2. Identify best practices in culturally competent assessment
  3. Illustrate best practices through a case narrative
  4. Practice death awareness activities
  5. Identify best practices in culturally competent intervention

Why Do I Need to Know This?
According to the hospice conditions of participation, the core disciplines in the Interdisciplinary team include the physician, the nurse, the social worker, and the chaplain. Teamwork leads to improved patient care outcomes, improved coordination of care, and less duplication in services. In addition, teamwork leads to increased educational opportunities and improved mental well-being for health professionals. At the same time, teamwork can be challenging and team conflict is common. 

Target Audience:  Social workers and healthcare coaches

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (80% passing grade)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Release Date: June 4, 2018

Expiration Date: January 31, 2022 

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care 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-0242.

 

Fees:
Individual:  $25 (includes CE certificate)

Disclosures
Christine Kucinskis, LCSW, CSW-G, ACHP-SW, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support.

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

$25

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
THROMBOSIS AND BLEEDING COMPLICATIONS IN THE SERIOUSLY ILL

Speaker
Speaker: Mona Patel, DO
Associate Program Director of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship
MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care

Purpose: This webinar will discuss the clinical challenges associated with the treatment of thrombosis in patients with advanced illness and review the risk of bleeding in the patient with chronic serious illness requiring anticoagulant therapy.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the current guidelines regarding management strategies for thrombosis and the clinical challenges in application of these guidelines in patients with advanced illness
  2. Describe and review the risks, benefits, and burdens of the current armamentarium of anticoagulants — including the addition of newer therapies in recent years as it relates to the chronically ill patient
  3. Recognize the importance of continuous ongoing assessment of thrombosis and bleeding risk as goals of care evolve throughout an illness’s disease trajectory

Target Audience: primary care providers, nurse practitioners, palliative care specialists, pain specialists, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, pharmacists, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses; 80% for social workers)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Release Date: October 2, 2018

Expiration Date: June 15, 2019 (for physicians and non-physicians); February 14, 2021 (for nurses); January 31, 2022 (for NYS Social Workers)

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians: 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care. MSSNY is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Medical Society of the State of New York designated this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nurses:  MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care 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-0242.

Disclosures:
Mona Patel, DO, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support. 

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, APRN-BC, ACHPN-BC, C.T.
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
UNDERSTANDING AND USING THE HOSPICE BENEFIT

Speaker
Speaker: Bernard Lee, MD
VP for Medical Affairs
MJHS Hospice

Purpose: The purpose of this webinar is for healthcare professionals to better understand the Hospice Medicare Benefit in order to help terminally ill patients and their families access specialist level, interdisciplinary, palliative care to alleviate physical, emotional, and spiritual suffering in their later stages of life.

Objectives:

  1. Explain the Medicare LCD’s (local coverage determinations) to help in determining a 6-month or less prognosis for hospice eligibility
  2. Discuss the Hospice Interdisciplinary Core Services that patients and their families will receive in order to counsel patients and to make an appropriate referral
  3. Explain the different levels of care so that patients can maximize their hospice care, depending on their clinical situation

Target Audience: primary care providers, nurse practitioners, palliative care specialists, pain specialists, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, social workers, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses; 80% for social workers)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Release Date: April 29, 2019

Expiration Date: April 18, 2022 (for physicians and non-physicians); February 14, 2021 (for nurses); January 31, 2022 (for NYS Social Workers)

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians: 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care. MSSNY is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Medical Society of the State of New York designated this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nurses:  MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care 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-0242.

Fees:
Individual:  Free (includes CME/CE certificate)

Disclosures:
Bernard Lee, MD, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support.

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, APRN-BC, ACHPN-BC, C.T.
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
USING THE HOSPICE BENEFIT

Speaker
Speaker: Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Chief Medical Officer, MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care
Executive Director, MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care
Professor of Neurology and Family and Social Medicine,
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Purpose: The purpose of this webinar is to provide an update about the clinical services and regulations that govern the federal and state hospice benefit.

Objectives:

  1. Explain the various physician roles during a hospice stay
  2. Describe the services included in the hospice benefit
  3. Explain hospice eligibility in terms of medical eligibility and appropriateness for hospice
  4. Describe the reimbursement available for physician encounters with hospice patients

Target Audience: primary care providers, nurse practitioners, palliative care specialists, pain specialists, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, social workers, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses; 80% for social workers)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Release Date: April 29, 2019

Expiration Date: April 18, 2022 (for physicians and non-physicians); February 14, 2021 (for nurses); January 31, 2022 (for NYS Social Workers)

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians: 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care. MSSNY is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Medical Society of the State of New York designated this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nurses:  MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care 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-0242.

Fees:
Individual:  Free (includes CME/CE certificate)

Disclosures:
Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support.

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, APRN-BC, ACHPN-BC, C.T.
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

$25

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
WOUND CARE IN ADVANCED ILLNESS

Speaker
Speaker: Diane Maydick, EdD, RN, ACNS-BC, CWOCN
Managing Partner
Care Improvement Strategies

Purpose: This webinar will provide nurses with information and strategies to implement evidence-based practices to prevent and/or manage wounds in advanced illness.

Objectives:

  1. Identify components required to optimize patient outcomes in regards to preventing or treating wounds in advanced illness
  2. Discuss strategies to prevent skin breakdown, further deterioration of existing wounds, wound and other symptom management, and those that optimize well-being
  3. List components of a wound assessment
  4. Identify local wound management techniques (dressing selection)
Why Do I Need to Know This?
Caring for patients with advanced illness is complex and requires a comprehensive interprofessional approach to optimize well-being for the patient and their caregivers. Advanced illness is often accompanied by increased risk of chronic debility, advancing disease, multi-system organ failure, the potential for skin breakdown and/or the presence of wounds. Nurses, who work as members of interprofessional teams, should be knowledgeable about evidence-based strategies to prevent and treat wounds in advanced illness. 

Target Audience: Nursing administrators and managers, nurses, and healthcare coaches

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (70% passing grade)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Nurses:  MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

 

Fees:
Individual:  $25 (includes CE certificate)

Release Date: June 25, 2018

Expiration Date: February 14, 2021

Disclosures:
Diane Maydick, EdD, RN, ACNS-BC, CWOCN, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support.

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

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Opioid Therapy in the Seriously Ill: Optimizing Analgesic Outcomes
What Is Palliative Care?
Pain in Seriously Ill Patients: Opioid Side Effects
Opioid Therapy: Managing the Risk of Substance Abuse
Medical Cannabis in New York State
Dyspnea Management
Anxiety Disorders in the Seriously Ill
Goals Discussion and Advance Care Planning in the Seriously Ill
Understanding and Using the Hospice Benefit
Prognostication in Chronic Illness
Depression and Suicidality in the Seriously Ill
Anorexia and Cachexia
Fatigue in the Seriously Ill
Thrombosis and Bleeding Complications
Nutritional Issues in Palliative Care