This activity will provide the knowledge and skills to empower doctors, APPs, and bedside nurses to provide primary palliative care skills such as: effective communication, symptom management, end-of-life care, and self-care.
This course is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other health care professionals who seek improved quality of care for the patients.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe the role of the bedside nurse at end-of-life
- Identify signs and symptoms of dying
- Discuss medications for symptom management
- Outline how to create memories/ build legacy
Christine Bishop, MD - Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Director of Perinatal Supportive Care, School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh
Alexandra Mastro, PA-C, MPAS - Lead APP, Advanced Practice Provider Neonatology Fellowship Program, UPMC Division of Newborn Medicine at Magee-Womens Hospital and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Katherine Ramey, MSN, CRNP, NNP-BC - Perinatal Supportive Care APP, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
No planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh designates this [replace with applicable format: live, enduring or blended] activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.25 contact hours.
Physician Assistant (AAPA)
The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 0.25 AAPA Category I CME
- 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 0.25 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 0.25 Attendance
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