Webinar for Healthcare Professionals: Advanced Cancer and the End of Life
To share the clinical end-of-life expertise we have developed since 1978, VITAS Healthcare offers free webinars by experienced hospice professionals to educate on the benefits of hospice.
This webinar provides insight and guidance into the challenges of advanced cancer in patients nearing the end of life. A patient case study provides the foundation to explore functional status and prognosis in advanced cancer, with hospice as the active plan of care.
It identifies missed opportunities that could have supported:
- Earlier goals-of-care conversations
- Advance care planning
- Timelier referral to hospice care
This webinar is offered for both CE and CME credit:
- CE credit is available to nurses (RN, LPN, LVN; in California Registered Nurses only), social workers and certified case managers, as well as licensed nursing home administrators in the states of Florida and Illinois.
- CME credit is available to physicians (MD, DO), nurse practitioners (NP) and physician assistants (PA).
Attendees can earn one continuing education hour. See below for full certification information and instructions.
Featured VITAS Expert
Ileana Leyva, MD
Regional Medical Director - South Florida, VITAS Healthcare
Ileana Leyva, MD, has a knack for achieving success in new environments, whether as a pediatrician in a busy Chicago ICU or in her current role as regional medical director for VITAS in South Florida.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Miami, Dr. Leyva followed it up with an MD from Central Eastern University in the Dominican Republic.
A focus on education, advocacy and outreach guides Dr. Leyva as she devises solutions that benefit the entire hospice community: patients, families, caregivers and healthcare providers.
Nurses and Case Managers
To earn CE credit, attendees must view the webinar in its entirety, complete an online, post-event evaluation and download their own CE certificate. Participants must register and sign in to the live webinar using the same email address.
This activity is approved for one continuing education credit hour for nurses (RN, LPN, LVN; in California Registered Nurses only), Social Workers and Certified Case Managers. Licensed Nursing Home Administrators in the states of Florida and Illinois may also receive one hour of continuing education credit. Attendance for the entire online webinar, as well as completion of a brief online evaluation, is required. Certifications are made available after completion.
Satisfactory Completion - Learners must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. You must participate in the entire activity as partial credit is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.
Physicians - In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and VITAS Healthcare. Amedco LLC 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. Credit Designation Statement – Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.