Deciding When Hospice is Needed

We offered this webinar on April 14, 2016, March 23, 2017 and April 19, 2018.

This clinical presentation describes the use of modeling, measurement tools and other factors in predicting a patient’s mortality. Disease-specific factors and co-morbidities are discussed. This presentation is useful for clinicians determining a patient’s eligibility for hospice as defined by the Medicare Hospice Benefit.

This will help you:

  • List three challenges for patients, families and healthcare providers in accessing hospice care
  • Describe the general guidelines for Clinical Progression of Disease
  • List the Theoretical Trajectories of Dying
  • Describe the characteristics, probability of cure, and when hospice might be beneficial for multiple end-stage diseases

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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.