Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About VITAS Webinars
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Who can attend a VITAS webinar?
Webinar information can be useful to physicians, physician assistants, nurses, social workers, case workers, chaplains, dietitians, nurse’s aides and others who want to know more about end‐of‐life issues for their patients with advanced illness.
Can I earn continuing education credit for VITAS webinars?
VITAS webinars are 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 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.
Who is eligible for CME classes?
Continuing Medical Education (CME) coursework is for physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. CMEs are offered only for specified webinars when VITAS partners with another accreditation provider.
How do I register for a webinar?
You can register for a VITAS webinar on our page titled Earn Continuing Education Credits for Training in End-of-Life Care, then choosing a webinar. Once on the webinar page, click Register.
Does it cost anything to participate?
No, VITAS webinars are free of cost.
How do I get my certificate for CE and CME credit?
At the end of the webinar – after the attendee has viewed and listened to the entire session – the attendee will have an opportunity to complete a survey that allows them to download a certificate of completion.
How often does VITAS offer webinars?
At least once a month. You can find the webinar schedule here.
What do I need to participate in a webinar?
Attendees will need a computer or mobile device. We offer our webinars through Zoom, which has a website and a mobile app. After you register with your name, email, organization and job title, you’ll receive an email with a link to click to join and view the webinar at the time and date stated. You’ll need headphones if the sound is likely to disturb those around you.
How do I join the webinar?
When you register, you’ll get an email. It will contain a link and a passcode for joining the webinar, along with a calendar event to add to your calendar. At the time of the webinar, click the link and enter the passcode. You’ll be placed into the webinar. You won’t need to mute yourself, attendees you are automatically muted.
What time is the webinar?
The registration page, along with the registration confirmation email you receive, will contain the start time of the live webinar. It is usually written in Eastern Time (ET). The webinar starts at the same time to participants anywhere in the U.S., they would to adjust the local start time based on their time zone.
If I can’t make the scheduled time, can I watch the webinar later?
No. Our webinars are only offered as live sessions, you cannot watch them later on-demand. However, you can review the key points and slides presented here. You will not receive continuing education credit for this.
Who can I contact with questions about VITAS webinars?
If you have a question please email us at Webinars@VITAS.com