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Webinar for Healthcare Professionals:
Deciding When Hospice is Needed

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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

For more continuing education information regarding this webinar, click here.

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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 online webinar, as well as completion of a brief online survey, is required; certifications are made available after completion.

Accreditation Statement - This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Amedco and VITAS Healthcare. Amedco is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement - Amedco designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
Featured VITAS expert:
 
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Christine Mlot
Medical Director, San Diego
VITAS Healthcare

Christine Mlot is a Medical Director for VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care. She is responsible for overseeing the medical care and treatment of VITAS patients in their homes, nursing homes and assisted living facilities in San Diego, California. She also consults with patients’ attending physicians, supervises VITAS team physicians, guides staff and volunteers, 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.

Dr. Mlot joined VITAS in 2016. Prior to joining VITAS, she co-founded and served as President of GeriNet Medical Associates, providing post-acute care in Southern California nursing facilities. Before that, she served as Medical Director of San Diego’s first Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). She has served as Medical Director for 25 years, most recently as Associate Medical Director for GeriNet Healthcare Hospice in Downey, California. Earlier in her career, Dr. Mlot worked for Veterans Home of California, Barstow as Chief Medical Officer and Attending Physician. Following her medical training, Dr. Mlot worked in Kathmandu, Nepal, and India for seven years.

Dr. Mlot earned a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Biochemistry from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, and a Medical Degree from Rush University in Chicago. She completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the University of California, Irvine. She is former President of the California Association of Long Term Care Medicine and serves on the Board of Directors.