10.23.20 End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC)

Williamsport, PA US
September 23, 2020

ELNEC- UPMC Susquehanna

Target Audience

Nurses

Learning Objectives

1. Describe the role of the nurse in providing quality palliative care for patients across the lifespan. 2. Define the importance of ongoing communication with the interdisciplinary team, patient and family throughout an end-of-life process and discuss important factors in communicating bad news. 3. Discuss aspects of assessing physiological, psychological, spiritual, cultural and social domains of quality of life for patients and families facing a life-threatening illness or event. 4. Identify barriers to pain relief at end of life, components of a thorough pain assessment, pharmacological and nonpharmacological therapies used to relieve pain. 5. Identify common symptoms associated with end of life processes, potential causes of those symptoms and interventions to prevent or diminish those symptoms. 6. Discuss ethical issues and dilemmas that may arise in end-of-life/palliative care. 7. Define loss, grief, bereavement, and mourning, and provide interventions to facilitate normal grief. 8. Assess an imminently dying patient, listing signs and symptoms of the dying process, assess and provide support for the family of an imminently dying patient, and discuss the role of the healthcare professional surrounding the death of a patient

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 5.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
09/23/2020
Course expires: 
09/23/2020
Event starts: 
09/23/2020 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
09/23/2020 - 4:00pm

ELNEC-  End of Life Nursing Consortium

UPMC Williamsport- Divine Campus
1100 Grampian Blvd
Williamsport, PA 17701
United States
+1 (570) 321-2397

UPMC Williamsport Divine Campus

1100 Grampian Blvd

Williamsport PA 17701

 

Nancy Patchen MS, RN, CHPN

April Hartzel Lewis BSN, RN , CHPN

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh and The Jewish Healthcare Foundation. The University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Available Credit

  • 5.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 5.00 Attendance
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