Webinar for Physicians and Healthcare Professionals: Advanced Lung Disease: Prognostication and Role of Hospice
The case study of JR, a 75-year-old patient with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, guides an exploration of advanced lung disease and hospice care.
Attendees will learn:
- The different types of ALD
- Common symptom burdens
- ALD’s impact on patients and families
- Factors associated with poor prognosis
The presenter will identify guidelines for ALD hospice eligibility, outline a range of hospice care plans, and reinforce the value of advance care planning with patients and their families.
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.
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Featured VITAS Expert
Eric Shaban, MD
Regional Medical Director - Northeast and Midwest, VITAS Healthcare
Eric Shaban, MD is a Regional Medical Director for VITAS Healthcare. Dr. Shaban collaborates on clinical programs and supports the growth of VITAS’ programs in Washington DC, Northern Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Wisconsin and Ohio.
Prior to joining VITAS in 2011, Dr. Shaban completed a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York. In 2010, he was the recipient of the Michael R. Katz MD Award by AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center.
He is a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and is board certified in Internal Medicine and in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
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.