Palliative Education & Training Day (PET Day) - 9.12.23
- Assess if patients/families are appropriate for meaning making activities
- Introduce the concept of meaning making with patients and families and
- Develop a framework for individualizing meaning making activities based on the interests or characteristics of a specific patient/family
- Share successful practices across sites with regard to memory making with consideration given to location, (hospital, hospice, LTC), feasibility and cost
Demystifying Drug Screening
- Understand the best specimen type for drug screening
- Differentiate between the two main forms of urine drug tests: immunoassay versus mass spectrometry-based testing (comprehensive drug screening)
- Understand the metabolism pathway of opioids to distinguish between metabolites of prescribed substances versus finding presence of non-prescribed substances
- Understand the significance of co-identified cutting agents (e.g., Xylazine)
- Appreciate detection time of drugs of misuse in urine drug screening
A Carceral Individual in the Palliative Care Environment
- Understand the legal history that mandates various healthcare rights to incarcerated individuals.
- Understand the legal and ethical healthcare rights and responsibilities of incarcerated individuals and their clinicians.
- Understand healthcare clinicians’ legal and ethical difficulties when delivering healthcare services, particularly palliative care, to incarcerated individuals.
Less Is More: Maximizing Team-Based Care to Re-Focus Delirium Management
Rick Hoffmaster, Elizabeth Hale, Maria Lowry
- Describe techniques to prevent delirium in seriously ill patients.
- Recognize common symptoms of delirium and understand relevant screening tools in the palliative care setting.
- Identify environmental and behavioral techniques to manage delirium in this patient population.
The information presented at this CME program represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses.
Czarina Kulick, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C
Kenichi (Ken) Tamama, ME, PhD
Rick Hoffmaster, MD
Maria Lowry, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
No 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 with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose.
Accreditation and credit designation
In support of improving patient care, 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.
The University of Pittsburgh School designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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 2.50 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 2.50 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
Social Work (ASWB)
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 2.50 continuing education credits.
This knowledge-based activity provides 2.50 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.
Other Healthcare Professionals
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.
- 2.50 AAPA Category I CME
- 2.50 ACPE PharmacyThe UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
- 2.50 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.
- 2.50 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 2.50 APA
- 2.50 ASWB
- 2.50 Attendance