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).

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Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Hospice and Palliative Care

April 25, 2023 • 8 – 9 a.m.
May 23, 2023 • 8 – 9 a.m.

In this program we will review how racism influences medical practice, identify action steps for healthcare workers to combat racism and discriminatory practices, and identify how our organizations can work to combat these inequities in healthcare.

1 CE available for RN/LPN and SW; 1 CME available for physicians


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Caring for a Patient with Dementia: Disease Progression and Care Tips

April 24, 2023 • 12 – 1 p.m.
May 30, 2023 • 10 – 11 a.m.

In this course we will identify characteristics of each stage of dementia, discuss common challenges in providing care and identify communication and care tips to improve our daily interactions with patients living with dementia.

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?

March 27, 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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Effective Communication for Healthcare Professionals

April 17, 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: Understanding the Aging Brain

April 6, 2023 • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
May 9, 2023 • 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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Dispelling the Myths of Hospice Care

April 3, 2023 • 12 - 1 p.m.
May 18, 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


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At the Bedside of the Dying Patient

April 11, 2023 • 10 - 11 a.m.
May 1, 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


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Advance Directives for Professionals

March 30, 2023 • 12 - 1 p.m.
May 15, 2023 • 12 - 1 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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Artificial Nutrition and Hydration at End of Life

April 10, 2023 • 2 - 3 p.m.
May 8, 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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Designing Meaningful Dementia Activities

April 20, 2023 • 10 - 11:30 a.m.
May 22, 2023 • 12 - 1:30 p.m.

Understanding the person living with dementia’s GEM state, personality type and life history, will allow for adjustments to the activity that provide a sense of meaning and joy through their participation in that activity. In this program we will discuss how to identify the GEM state and activities that fit.

1.5 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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