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Hospice & Palliative Care

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2.0 Credits

Package 1

Palliative Care for Diseases Other than Cancer

2 webinars on cardiac devices and COPD

Cardiac Devices and Palliative Care
1.0 Credit

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

Purpose: Advancements in congestive heart failure management have led to increased implantation of cardiac devices. The most common of these are the automated implanted cardioverter defibrillator (AICD) and the left ventricular assist device (LVAD). This webinar will explore the management of patients with congestive heart failure who have these devices as it relates to palliative care, including ethical implications and deactivation.

Objectives:

  1. Review the indications for implantation of the AICD and LVAD
  2. Discuss the ethical principle, guidelines, and recommendations surrounding deactivation of each device
  3. Describe the procedures to deactivate each device and address anticipated symptom management issues

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: February 25, 2021

Expiration Date: February 24, 2022 (for physicians and non-physicians); April 17, 2024 (for nurses); January 31, 2022 (for NYS Social Workers)

Physicians: This on-demand webinar, Cardiac Devices and Palliative Care, with a beginning date of February 25, 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: NHPCO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

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.


Disclosures:

Michael Mencias, MD, FAAHPM, 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, 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 in Advanced COPD
1.0 Credit

Speaker
Speaker: Cristian Zanartu, MD
Director of Hospice Physician Services
MJHS Hospice and 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: March 18, 2021

Expiration Date: March 17, 2021 (for physicians, non-physicians); April 17, 2024 (for nurses); January 31, 2022 (for NYS Social Workers)

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians: This live online webinar, Palliative Care in Advanced COPD, with a beginning date of March 11, 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.


Disclosures

Cristian Zanartu, 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 no financial disclosures.

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

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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