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ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
PALLIATIVE CARE IN COMA AND DISORDERS OF CONSCIOUSNESS
Mara Lugassy, MD
VP of Medical Affairs
Hospice Medical Director
Purpose: Disorders of consciousness, such as coma, vegetative state, and minimally conscious state present a unique challenge for the palliative care team, given the often sudden and unexpected onset, the uncertainties of prognosis, and the profound barriers to patient communication. The aim of this webinar is to provide the necessary knowledge base and skills to the interdisciplinary palliative care team to better support patients, families, and other caregivers who are facing these conditions.
- Differentiate between coma, vegetative state, and minimally conscious state
- Review prognostic indicators for patients in coma and other disorders of consciousness
- Identify strategies to address common family and caregiver questions and concerns, including communication and pain management
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:
- Attendance at entire session
- Submission of completed evaluation form
- 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 approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division Education Unit, 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.
Individual: $25 (includes CE certificate)
Release Date: November 4, 2019
Expiration Date: April 17, 2024 (for nurses); January 31, 2025 (for NYS Social Workers)
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, 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/
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.
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