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Webinar for Healthcare Professionals: Exploring Hospice Care

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Hospice services save money, improve care, meet patient and family goals and ensure a good death. Yet hospice is a frightening concept for patients and misunderstood by healthcare professionals. The goal of this webinar is to educate attendees in order to provide timely, quality end-of-life care to terminally ill patients and their families.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
2 p.m. EST 1 hour

Earn one continuing education hour with this free webinar.

Attendees of this webinar will learn to:

  • Recognize two myths about hospice care
  • Know the difference between palliative and curative care
  • Identify the services provided under the hospice benefit
  • List four eligibility criteria for hospice services
  • Describe how hospice is structured to meet the needs of terminally ill patients and their families

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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.
 
Featured VITAS expert:
 
Hari Nagaraj MD| VITAS Healthcare
 
Hari Nagaraj, MD, FACP
Medical Director
VITAS Healthcare, Sacramento

As a VITAS medical director, Hari Nagaraj, MD, FACP, oversees the medical care and treatment of VITAS patients in homes, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and residential care facilities in California’s Sacramento area. He also consults with patients’ attending physicians, supervises VITAS team physicians, guides staff and volunteers, and serves as a resource to healthcare professionals on the benefits of hospice and palliative care.

Dr. Nagaraj is board certified in hospice and palliative medicine, internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine. Dr. Nagaraj joined VITAS in 2011. He is in private practice with Pulmonary Medicine, Infectious Disease Control and Critical Care Consultants in Carmichael. He is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and a member of the American College of Physicians, the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society.

Dr. Nagaraj earned his medical degree from Kilpauk Medical College at Madras in Chennai, India. He completed a residency at Atlantic City Medical Center in Absecon, New Jersey, a fellowship in critical care medicine at the Hospitals of the University Health Center of Medicine of Pittsburgh, and a fellowship in pulmonary medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark.