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 CommunityEducation@HopeHealthCo.org.

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

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Advance Directives for Professionals

October 28, 2022 • 10 - 11 a.m.
November 9, 2022 • 1 - 2 p.m.

During this course we will discuss the important information that all healthcare professionals need to know so that they can have successful and productive conversations with their patients about advance directives.

1 CE available for RN/LPN and SW

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Dementia: Understanding the Aging Brain

October 11, 2022 • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
November 22, 2022 • 10 a.m. - 12 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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Palliative Care: Living Your Best Life

October 5, 2022 • 1 - 2 p.m.
November 2, 2022 • 1 - 2 p.m.

This course we will explore how palliative care can improve quality of life by anticipating, preventing and treating symptoms within a supportive family centered approach to care.

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?

October 17, 2022 • 1 - 2 p.m.
November 16, 2022 • 1 - 2 p.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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Managing Pain at End of Life

October 13, 2022 • 10 - 11 a.m.
October 31, 2022 • 10 - 11 a.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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Artificial Nutrition and Hydration at End of Life

October 3, 2022 • 3 - 4 p.m.
November 7, 2022 • 3 - 4 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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Dementia Symptoms and Behavior Changes

October 24, 2022 • 10 - 11:30 a.m.
November 29, 2022 • 10 - 11:30 a.m.

This course will discuss 10 of the most common symptoms and behaviors faced by a person living with dementia and their family. You will be provided with insight from the experts as to why dementia symptoms and behaviors occur and a non-pharmacological intervention to utilize when they do occur.

1.5 CE available for RN/LPN and SW

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At the Bedside of the Dying Patient

October 19, 2022 • 1 - 2 p.m.
November 14, 2022 • 1 - 2 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

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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 CommunityEducation@HopeHealthCo.org or (800) 338-6555.

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