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 spring. For questions, please email CommunityEducation@HopeHealthCo.org.

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

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

March 18, 2021 • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

This course reviews best practices for identifying and managing pain at end of life. Participants will learn to formulate an effective plan of care. Barriers to adequate pain management will be discussed.

1 CE available for RN/LPN, SW

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nurse is attending to her senior female patient at home, facing her concerns and answering questions

Having the Conversation

March 24, 2021 • 2 – 3 p.m.

Learn how to initiate difficult conversations about goals of care, advance directives and terminal illness. We will also discuss exploring family wishes and introducing hospice care.

1 CE available for RN/LPN, SW

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Senior woman in wheelchair with nurse in hospital

Hospice: A Special Way of Caring

March 2, 2021 1 – 2 p.m.

In this course participants will learn the unique benefits of hospice care, when a patient qualifies and how the clinical team supports individuals and families.

1 CE available for RN/LPN, SW

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Palliative Care: Living Your Best Life

March 11, 2021 • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
March 26, 2021 • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

In 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, SW

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Dementia: Understanding the Aging Brain

March 5, 2021 • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

This course reviews the effects of dementia on the brain, how to apply this knowledge and how to utilize the positive physical approach to connect with the person prior to providing care.

2 CEs available for RN/LPN, SW 

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Designing Meaningful Dementia Activities Part 1

March 3, 2021 • 2 – 3 p.m.

Learn the activities that provide a sense of meaning and joy for those living with dementia. We will discuss how to identify the GEM state and activities that fit. Part 1 focuses on early to moderate stages of dementia.

1 CE available for RN/LPN, SW

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Female doctor showing geometric shape game to elderly female patient with dementia

Designing Meaningful Dementia Activities Part 2

March 19, 2021 • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Part 2 of this program will discuss how to identify the GEM state and learn the activities that fit for those individuals living with moderate to late stages of dementia.

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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