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Hospice & Palliative Care

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

Speaker
Speaker:
Mara Lugassy, MD
Palliative Medicine Section Chief
Westchester Medical Center
Assistant Clinical Professor
New York Medical College

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

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.

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 feeding difficulties 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; 80% passing grade (mandatory to receive CE credit for social workers)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Continuing Education Accreditation

Physicians: This on-demand webinar, Palliative Care in Dementia, with a beginning date of May 21, 2021, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.0 prescribed credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1.0 credit(s) toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: The MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver 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: Free (includes CME/CE certificate)

Release Date: May 21, 2021

Expiration Date: May 20, 2022 (for physicians and non-physicians); April 17, 2024 (for nurses); January 31, 2022 (for NYS Social Workers)

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.

No Planning Committee Member has financial 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/

The MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is pleased to offer our free interdisciplinary webinar series, live and on demand, delivered by frontline experts, typically offering 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for Continuing Medical Education (CME), Nursing continuing education (CE), Social Work CE credits, and Music Therapy CE edits.

Our free interactive multimedia modules on Community-Based Palliative Care Program Development  and Caring for Holocaust Survivors With Sensitivity at End of Life  offers up to 9.75 CE credits.

Free pdf downloads now available: 15 palliative care professional factsheets and patient education handouts on 18 topics in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, Arabic, French, and Russian.

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