Virtual Education

Virtual Education Courses for Clinical Professionals

We are pleased to offer the following courses virtually as part of our hospice and palliative care education curriculum for clinical professionals. All courses are free of charge and are held through Zoom. Educational credits available. More topics and dates will be added in the coming months. For questions, please email

Please note: all times are Eastern Time (US).

While holding a healthcare services brochure, a caring female doctor discusses healthcare options with senior woman.

Effective Communication for Healthcare Professionals

February 23, 2023 • 10 - 11 a.m.

Our communication techniques are key to the success of each conversation we have with our patients and their families. In this program we will look at our own communication styles and techniques. We will also look at how we can identify those of the people we are communicating with to get the most out of each conversation.

1 CE available for RN/LPN and SW


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Dementia and Hospice: When is Your Patient Living with Dementia Eligible for Hospice?

February 2, 2023 • 10 - 11 a.m.

This program offers participants a focused look at Medicare hospice guidelines when the terminal diagnosis is a form of dementia. We will discuss the qualifying criteria as well as contributing factors that lead to eligibility for hospice care.

1 CE available for RN/LPN and SW


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Dementia: Understanding the Aging Brain

February 6, 2023 • 12 - 2 p.m.

This presentation is intended to educate healthcare professionals on the effects of dementia on the brain and the five senses, how to apply this knowledge to care provided and how to utilize the positive physical approach to connect with the person prior to providing care.

2 CE available for RN/LPN and SW


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Having the Conversation

February 7, 2023 • 10 - 11 a.m.

In this course, participants will learn how to best initiate difficult conversations about goals of care, advance directives and terminal illness. We will discuss methods to determine an individual and family’s wishes as well as how to introduce hospice services..

1 CE available for RN/LPN and SW


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Artificial Nutrition and Hydration at End of Life

February 13, 2023 • 2 - 3 p.m.

This lecture provides accurate and evidence-based information about the use of artificial nutrition and hydration at the end of life as well as tips for communication and decision making. Participants will be able to identify common fears, obstacles and preconceived notions about food and nutrition/hydration at end of life. They will understand the normal dying process and be able to help provide a recommendation including the option of a time limited trial.

1 CE available for RN/LPN and SW


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At the Bedside of the Dying Patient

February 16, 2023 • 12 - 1 p.m.

This program will provide clinicians with an understanding of the changes that occur in care needs and symptom burden in the last days, weeks, and months of life. Participants will be able to identify which interventions to provide to ease those burdens on both the patient and the family.

1 CE available for RN/LPN and SW


Unrecognizable hospice nurse cares for a senior woman. The patient is lying in bed. An iv drip is in the foreground.

Managing Pain at End of Life

February 21, 2023 • 12 - 1 p.m.

This course reviews best practices for identifying and managing pain. Utilizing case scenarios participants will learn to formulate an effective plan of care. Discussions will explore barriers to adequate pain management including the myths and facts about morphine.

1 CE available for RN/LPN and SW


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Dispelling the Myths of Hospice Care

February 27, 2023 • 10 - 11 a.m.

Some of the most significant barriers to a patient with a terminal illness receiving hospice care are misperceptions held by their families and healthcare team alike. In this class we will address your concerns as well as the most common misperception about hospice care.

1 CE available for RN/LPN and SW


Looking for other course topics?

Additional courses are available and we can work with you in developing learning experiences specific to your needs. Contact the community education team by email for additional topics and scheduling.

How Can We Help? Contact us at or (800) 338-6555.

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