Webinar for Healthcare Professionals: Hospice Basics and Benefits

Wednesday, January 20 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Explore the history, philosophy, and benefits of hospice care, common diagnoses associated with hospice eligibility, differences between hospice and palliative care, and common hospice misconceptions.

Attendees will learn about the four levels of hospice care, the role of the interdisciplinary team in supporting patients with advanced illness, and the importance of advance care planning.

Continuing education 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.

Attendees can earn one CE hour. See below for full certification information and instructions.

If you require an accommodation for a disability, please email us at webinars@vitas.com.

Register for “Hospice Basics and Benefits”

Featured VITAS Expert

Maite Hernandez

Maite Hernandez, RN

National Director of Sales Training - VITAS Healthcare

Maite Hernandez, RN, has broad experience in hospice care. A nurse for 25 years, she joined VITAS in 2000 as a South Florida admissions nurse, eventually taking on roles as team manager, patient care administrator, clinical care liaison, and sales representative.

Her experience spans clinical knowledge, hospice education, and integration of hospice care into care facilities, hospitals, and managed care providers. As national director of sales training for VITAS, she leverages her knowledge of hospice to promote its benefits to patients, families, caregivers, and healthcare providers.

Nurses and Case Managers

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.