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Webinar for Healthcare Professionals: Advance Directives and Advance Care Planning

CE Landing Page 2018

Earn one continuing education hour with this free webinar.

Learn how healthcare professionals can ensure that their patients’ voices are heard by embracing advance care planning (ACP), defined as honest conversations about how patients want to be cared for at the end of life if they are unable to communicate or make decisions. This webinar explores advance directives, the legal documents that spell out patients’ wishes for family members, caregivers and healthcare teams.

Thursday, November 15, 2018
2 p.m. EST 1 hour

Earn one continuing education hour with this free webinar.

Attendees of this webinar will learn to:

  • Understand the origins and meaning of advance directives
  • Define advance care planning as a key component of hospice care
  • Differentiate living wills, DNR orders, and durable power of attorney documents
  • Understand how to initiate ACP conversations with patients and their families
  • Understand Medicare reimbursement and billing codes for ACP conversations

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This course is approved for one continuing education credit hour for Registered Nurses and Social Workers as well as approval for Certified Case Managers. Attendance for the entire class as well as completion of a brief online survey is required; certifications are forwarded after completion.
 
Featured VITAS expert:
 
Heather Veeder, MD
Regional Medical Director - San Antonio
VITAS Healthcare

Heather Veeder is a Medical Director for VITAS Heatlthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care. Dr. Veeder oversees the medical care and treatment of VITAS patients in their homes, nursing homes, assisted living communities, inpatient units and personal care homes in San Antonio, Texas. She also consults with patients’ attending physicians, supervises VITAS team physicians, guides staff, and serves as a resource to practicing physicians and other healthcare professionals on the benefits of hospice and palliative care for patients and their families.

Prior to joining VITAS, Dr. Veeder held a Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio. Before that, she served as a physician at an Access MD Urgent Care Center in Dayton, Ohio.

Dr. Veeder earned a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Music from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Oklahoma. She has a Medical Degree from Wright State University. Dr. Veeder completed her residency in Family Medicine at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She is a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, American Academy of Family Physicians, Texas Academy of Family Physicians and the Gold Humanism Society. She is also certified in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (CPR and AED) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS).