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Hospice & Palliative Care

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ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
PALLIATIVE CARE IN ALS

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 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, creative arts therapists, 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 ALS, with a beginning date of June 10, 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.

Music Therapists: Palliative Care in ALS is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 1 Continuing Music Therapy Education credit. The MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care, Provider Number 150, maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.

Completion of this course does not ensure that the participant is currently a Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC). Verify music therapy board certification status at www.cbmt.org.

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: June 10, 2021

Expiration Date: June 9, 2022 (for physicians and non-physicians); September 19, 2022 (for creative art therapists); 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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