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Hospice & Palliative Care

ONLINE CONTINUING EDUCATION

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6/03/21, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM ET

LIVE WEBINAR SERIES:
PALLIATIVE CARE IN ALS

Speaker
Speaker:
Mara Lugassy, MD
Palliative Medicine Section Chief
Westchester Medical Center

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.

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.

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.

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 live online webinar, Palliative Care in ALS, with a beginning date of June 3, 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:
Individual: Free (includes CME/CE certificate)
Group: Free (includes unlimited CME/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:

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 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/

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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