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Webinar: Advanced Lung Disease: Prognostication and Role of Hospice

October 12, 2022

About This Webinar for Physicians and Healthcare Professionals

The case study of JR, a 75-year-old patient with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, guides an exploration of advanced lung disease and the benefits of hospice care.

Attendees will learn the different types of (ALD), common symptom burdens, ALD's impact on patients and families, and 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.

Register for “Advanced Lung Disease: Prognostication and Role of Hospice”

Participants must sign in to the live webinar using the same email address they use to register. To earn CME/CE credit, participants must view the webinar in its entirety and complete an online, post-event evaluation. They then receive a certificate to download, print, and fill out.

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, ARNP; in California Registered Nurses only), social workers and certified case managers. Licensed nursing home administrators in the State 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.

Physicians

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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.

Featured VITAS Expert

Henri Nammour MD

Henri Nammour, MD

Regional Medical Director - Central and North Florida, VITAS Healthcare

Henri Nammour, MD, is a Regional Medical Director for VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care. Dr. Nammour oversees and leads the medical direction for VITAS in Central and North Florida, including locations in Citrus County and the Nature Coast, Jacksonville, Lake and Sumter counties, Mid-State, Orlando, Pensacola, and Volusia and Flagler counties.

Dr. Nammour is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and hospice and palliative medicine. He has 28 years of clinical experience, including his former role as medical director at VITAS in Volusia/Flagler counties, Florida.

Dr. Nammour earned his medical degree from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine in Lebanon. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Maryland General Hospital in Baltimore and earned a fellowship in pulmonary disease and critical care from St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center affiliated with Columbia University in New York City. He is an active member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians.

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