Exploring Hospice Care

We offered this webinar on February 11, 2016, December 14, 2017 and March 15, 2018.

Some 80% of Americans would prefer to die at home. Hospice makes that happen - lengthening the continuum of care, eliminating futile trips to the ED and reducing hospital readmissions. Hospice helps patients and families make the transition from hospital to home, from curative care to palliative. Hospice allows your patients to die in comfort and dignity, surrounded by the people they love.

This webinar shows how hospice provides timely, quality end-of-life care to terminally ill patients and their families and how healthcare professionals can identify hospice-appropriate patients.

Key points of this webinar:

  • Discern the difference between palliative and curative care
  • Learn the clinical criteria for hospice eligibility
  • Understand the team approach to patient care
  • Identify the services available to hospice patients and their loved ones

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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.