Hospice for Specific Diagnoses
Cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s/dementia, lung disease, stroke and more: understand the disease-specific guidelines that govern hospice care for the leading diseases for hospice referrals.
Understand how comorbidity, dual diagnoses and other underlying health challenges add complexity to the decisions involved in hospice referrals—and how VITAS hospice solutions can addresses high-acuity and complex patients. Discover why a timely hospice referral is critical for honoring patients’ preferences, meeting the healthcare industry’s benchmarks and metrics, and supporting quality of life near the end of life for patients and their families.
Advanced Cardiac Disease
The goal of this webinar is to teach healthcare professionals to recognize what were once routine and manageable exacerbations as signs of unstable terminal illness, and to understand why hospice improves quality of life when proven treatments no longer can can.
Evaluation and Management of Behaviors in Persons with Cognitive Impairment
The goal of this webinar is to enable healthcare clinicians to implement a comprehensive approach to non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic management of dementia-related behaviors for the benefit of patients and their caregivers.
Determining Prognosis in Cancer and Non-Cancer Diagnosis
The goal of this webinar is to help healthcare professionals identify patients who have advanced illness and are no longer responding to curative care.
Advanced Lung Disease at End of Life
The goal of this webinar is to educate physicians and healthcare professionals about the medical management of advanced lung disease (ALD) and the value of advance care planning for end-of-life patients.
Sepsis Prognosis and Hospice Eligibility
The goal of this webinar is to educate healthcare clinicians about the history, incidence, impact and identification of sepsis in the acute-care setting.
Advanced Cancer at End of Life
This webinar provides insight and guidance into the challenges of advanced cancer in patients nearing the end of life.
COPD the Disease
What is the trajectory of the COPD disease process? When is it appropriate to suggest palliative services in conjunction with ongoing therapies? When is the patient hospice-appropriate?
Dementia Care at the End of Life
Appropriate hospice care can address many of the challenges and complications experienced by patients with dementia and Alzheimer's at the end of life.
End-Stage COPD: Meeting Patients' Challenges
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the third-leading cause of death in America, yet less than 9 percent of those patients near the end of life are admitted to hospice.
End-Stage Heart Disease
Which common disease processes interfere with the normal functioning of the heart? What factors determine end-stage heart disease?
End-Stage Pulmonary Disease
What is advanced lung disease and which populations are most at risk? What role does hospice play in the management of pulmonary diseases at the end of life?
Earn Continuing Education Credits
VITAS Healthcare offers free webinars hosted by experienced hospice professionals to educate clinicians on the benefits of hospice.
This activity is approved for one continuing education credit hour for:
- Nurses (in California, registered nurses only)
- Social workers
- Certified case managers
Florida-licensed nursing home administrators may also receive one hour of continuing education credit. Other healthcare professionals are welcome to participate.Register Today