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Webinar: Nutrition and Hydration in the Hospice Patient

August 9, 2023

About this Webinar for Healthcare Professionals

Learn about the ethics and practical implications of artificial nutrition and hydration for patients near the end of life. Participants will understand the benefits and challenges of parenteral hydration for patients with advanced illness, including those associated with tube feeding for patients with advanced dementia.

Discover the indications and contraindications for artificial nutrition and hydration, the relationship between tube feeding and patient survival, and the value of goals-of-care conversations in end-of-life care.

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.

Register for “Nutrition and Hydration in the Hospice Patient”

Participants must sign in to the live webinar using the same email address they use to register. To earn 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

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 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.

Featured VITAS Expert

Dr. Zulmarie Ortiz

Zulmarie Ortiz, MD

Medical Director - Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties, VITAS Healthcare

Zulmarie Ortiz, MD, is medical director of VITAS Healthcare in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties, Florida. She joined VITAS in 2017 after serving four years as Baptist Hospital of Miami’s first inpatient palliative care physician.

She completed specialty training in hospice and palliative care in Tampa in 2012 at Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa General Hospital and LifePath Hospice.

Dr. Ortiz graduated from New York Medical College and is an associate professor at Florida International University College of Medicine.

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