Palliation of Pain

We offered this webinar on December 8, 2016 and August 10, 2017.

Managing a patient’s pain near the end of life is a top priority of hospice care. The goal of this webinar is to teach healthcare professionals to effectively manage a patient’s pain using all available tools, including pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions, based on the etiology or etiologies of the pain.

Key points of this webinar:

  • Employ appropriate pharmacological interventions for pain utilizing the WHO Analgesic Ladder as a guide
  • Articulate and follow the guidelines of effective pain management
  • Select and utilize appropriate adjuvant analgesics when indicated
  • Identify various non-pharmacological interventions for the management of pain

See upcoming continuing education opportunities through VITAS.

Nurses and Case Managers

This activity is approved for one continuing education credit hour for Nurses (RN, LPN, LVN) and Certified Case Managers. Licensed Nursing Home Administrators in the State of Florida only may also receive one hour of continuing education credit. Social Workers from the states of Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Missouri, New Jersey and Texas who participate in this course will 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.

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