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Webinar for Healthcare Professionals:
Deciding When Hospice is Needed

CE Landing Page 2018

Earn one continuing education hour with this free webinar.

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.

Thursday, April 19, 2018
2 p.m. EST 1 hour

Earn one continuing education hour with this free webinar.

Attendees of this webinar will learn to:

  • 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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Thank you for attending this webinar held on April 19, 2018

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).