Based on ELNC (End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium)
This one day course is designed for the experienced health care provider who provides care for dying patients and their families. The focus is on specialized clinical, social, and spiritual dimensions surrounding the end of life. The participant will be encouraged to explore ethical, cultural, and communication issues in addition to discussing the management of symptoms experienced at the end of life.
RNs, Respiratory Therapists, Rehab Therapists (PT, OT). Social Workers, Licensed Practical Nurses, EMTs, Medical Assistants, CNAs/PCTs
Sally Sharpe RN, Palliative Nurse, Palliative Medicine Services MH-UCH; Rev. Nathan Mesnikoff MA Director of Spiritual Care MH-UCH; Rev. Jennifer Winterfeld MA Adult Critical Care Chaplain MH-UCH; Marilyn Jiggitts RN, MSN, AOCN Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist MH-UCH; Kim Spinelli MSN, RN, BC, CNS Pain Management Clinical Nurse Specialist MH-UCH; John Himberger, MSN,FNPC, APHPCN, Palliative Medicine Services MH-UCH
- Describe the philosophy and principles of palliative care that can be integrated across settings to affect quality care at the end of life.
- Explore communication techniques and apply ethical and decision making principles utilized in addressing end of life dilemmas.
- Describe interventions that can prevent or diminish symptoms and pain at the end of life.
- Describe pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies used to relieve pain.
- Identify dimensions of culture and the influence of culture and communication style on end of life care.
- Address the challenging aspects of grief, loss, and bereavement of patients and families as well as the loss experiences of health care providers.
- Describe the end of life transition that patients and families experience during their final hours.
Registration Deadline is Friday, February 14, 2014
You must attend the whole class in order to receive contact hours.
*Cancellations will be accepted through the Clinical Education Office up to twenty-four hours prior to the start of the appropriate class. For cancellations the registrant needs to contact Clinical Education at 365-5087. Any cancellation received after the twenty-four hour deadline will be considered a “no show”.
*Refunds: Cancellations received up to twenty-four hours prior to the start of class will receive a refund of the appropriate class fee. All registrants, regardless of employment status, who “no show” or cancel less then twenty-four hours prior to class will not be refunded and are responsible for payment of class fee.;
*Employee No Shows: Employees who register for a particular class and do not attend the class will be considered a “no show”. Additionally, employees who call to cancel the class less then twenty-four hours prior to the start of the class will be considered a “no show”. Managers will be notified of “no show” employees and the employees may receive an unscheduled absence at the Manager’s discretion.
ALL class participants are required to wear scrubs or business casual, per MHS Policy (no jeans).
Contact Hours: 7.5