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Professor’s Rounds:
2018 Update of the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care: Process and Outcomes

This webinar is presented in collaboration with the
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Date and Time: February 1, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET (Live)

Location: Online at

Dr. Betty Ferrell, Director and Professor, Division of Nursing Research and Education
Speaker Name and Title:
Betty Ferrell, PhD, MA, FAAN, FPCN, CHPN 
Director and Professor,
Division of Nursing Research and Education,
Department of Population Sciences,
City of Hope
Purpose: This presentation will review the NCP Guidelines, 4th edition, scheduled for release in 2018.  

    1. Review the history of the NCP in establishing guidelines for the field of palliative care
    2. Preview the 4th edition of the guidelines scheduled for completion in 2018
    3. Discuss opportunities for application of the guidelines to improve the quality of palliative 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, pharmacists, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students.

Criteria for Successful Completion:
    1. Attendance at entire session (mandatory for nurses and social workers)
    2. Submission of completed evaluation form (mandatory to receive CE/CME credit for MDs, nurses, 
        social workers)
    3. Successful completion of a posttest; 80% passing grade (mandatory to receive CE credit for social 

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and MJHS. NHPCO is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NHPCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credit™. Physicians should claim only 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.

NHPCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 contact hour. Nurses should claim only the contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Accredited status by ANCC refers only to continuing nursing education and does not imply endorsement of any commercial product discussed in conjunction with this activity.

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care SW CPE 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 #0242.

Certificate of Participation for Non-Physician Healthcare Professionals: For participants* whose disciplines are other than nurse, social worker (in New York State), and physician, you may request a Certificate of Participation for Non-Physician Healthcare Professionals to submit to your accrediting bodies/licensing boards for continuing education credit. This certificate will indicate the webinar was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. It is the responsibility of participants to submit the certificate to their accrediting bodies/licensing boards for approval. Unfortunately, NHPCO cannot guarantee its acceptance. To receive this certificate, you must complete all CE/CME requirements and indicate your desire to receive this certificate on the evaluation form.

*including finance professionals, physician assistants, social workers outside of New York State, etc.

Individual: $45 (includes CME/CE certificate)
Group: $145 (includes unlimited CME/CE certificates)

System Requirements for Computers and Mobile Devices:

Betty Ferrell, PhD, MA, FAAN, FPCN, CHPN, 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, Moderator, has indicated a relationship with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP and Tabula Rasa for research support. 

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures. 

Planning Committee Members
Barbara Bouton, MA, FT
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhDc, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Steven R. Gardner, MPA, PAHM
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Jennifer Kennedy, RN, MA, BSN, CHC
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Judith A. Skretny
Wini Schein, BS