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HopeHealth Community VNA has been providing compassionate home health care services in southeastern Massachusetts for over a century. Now they’re part of the HopeHealth family of services.

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).

A stock photo of a Hospice Nurse visiting an Elderly male patient who is receiving hospice/palliative care.

Palliative Care and Hospice: A Perfect Partnership

September 22, 2021 • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
October 7, 2021 • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
November 23, 2021 • 10 – 11 a.m.

Learn the differences between palliative care and hospice and how they benefit patients when utilized as partners. Participants will be encouraged to discuss their own experiences with patients in need of supportive services and the challenges they face when explaining the different options. 

1 CE available for RN/LPN, SW

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

Managing Pain and End of Life

September 30, 2021 • 11 a.m. – 12 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, SW

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Senior Adult, Nurse, Patient, Care, Assistance

Hospice Symptom Management Part 1

October 6, 2021 • 10 – 11 a.m.
November 9, 2021 • 12 – 1 p.m.

This two-part series provides a comprehensive review of the most common symptoms that cause discomfort at end of life. Part 1 focuses on assessing and treating pain, dyspnea and anxiety and how these symptoms are typically treated. Each class includes using assessment tools and case scenarios to promote group interaction and discussion.

1 CE available for RN/LPN, SW

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Senior man sitting on the wheelchair, laughing and holding his nurse's hand

Hospice Symptom Management Part 2

September 23, 2021 • 1 – 2 p.m.
October 13, 2021 • 10 – 11 a.m.
November 30, 2021 • 12 – 1 p.m.

Part 2 focuses on assessing and treating nausea/vomiting, delirium, agitation and constipation and discusses how these symptoms are typically treated and which medications to initiate for maximum effectiveness. Each class includes using assessment tools and case scenarios to promote group interaction and discussion.

1 CE available for RN/LPN, SW

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Patient holding doctor's hand

Pediatric Pearls for Non-Pediatric Professionals

October 12, 2021 • 1 – 2 p.m.
November 2, 2021 • 1 – 2 p.m.

This course will provide non-pediatric clinicians expert advice on how to observe and assess pediatric patients. It will also provide you with explanations of the most common pediatric conditions leading to end-of-life care for this population and tools for communicating with both the child and their parents.

1 CE available for SW; CE pending for RN/LPN

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Young beautiful nurse talking to a pediatrics patient very sweetly while he smiles back very happy

Pediatric Hospice: The Psychosocial Aspects of Care

October 18, 2021 • 1 – 2:30 p.m.
November 15, 2021 • 1 – 2:30 p.m.

In this course you will receive insight into the psychosocial aspects of caring for pediatric patients at end-of-life. With tips on how to communicate best with the child and their family, you will leave with a bolstered confidence in providing care to such a special population.

1 CE available for SW; CE pending for RN/LPN

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worried senior woman touching husband suffering from dementia and sitting with clenched fists

Dementia Symptoms and Behavior Changes

September 29, 2021 • 10 – 11:30 a.m.
October 26, 2021 • 12 – 1:30 p.m.
November 17, 2021 • 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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

1 CE available for SW; CE pending for RN/LPN

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Cropped shot of a young female caregiver consoling a senior patient in a nursing home

Dementia: Understanding the Aging Brain

October 21, 2021 • 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
November 4, 2021 • 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, SW

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A teenage girl with grandmother at home, hugging. Family and generations concept.

My Family Member Has Dementia: Helping Young People Maintain Their Relationships with Their Loved One

November 10, 2021 • 10 – 11 a.m.
November 22, 2021 • 10 – 11 a.m.

This course is designed to help adults identify ways that dementia affects the relationship between children/teens and their loved one living with dementia. It provides effective communication techniques, educational opportunities and coping mechanisms to support the child in maintaining their connection with their loved one throughout the disease process.

1 CE available for SW; CE pending for RN/LPN

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Tired exhausted female african scrub nurse wears face mask blue uniform gloves sits on hospital floor. Depressed sad black ethic doctor feels fatigue burnout stress, lack of sleep, napping at work.

Understanding the Grief Process: The Cumulative Loss of COVID-19

November 8, 2021 • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

This course will examine the nature of the normal grief process, how it has been altered by COVID -19, and how grief support interventions have changed in response to it. We will also explore the cumulative loss experienced by professional caregivers and why it is imperative to identify and model individualized comfort measures that support mind, body and spirit for those affected by the pandemic. There will be time for Q&A following the presentation.

1 CE available for RN/LPN, 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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