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Webinar for Healthcare Professionals: Hospice Basics and Benefits

Hospice nurse with patient

Earn one continuing education hour with this free webinar.

This webinar provides expert guidance and clear answers to common myths about hospice care. Learn about the history and philosophy of hospice care, common hospice prognoses, who pays for hospice, and the difference between hospice and palliative care. Explore the four levels of care and the role of the interdisciplinary hospice team to provide medical, psychosocial and spiritual solutions that support quality of life at the end of life for patients and families. Learn how advance directives can ensure patients are referred to hospice care early in the disease process to enjoy its full benefits.

Thursday, January 17, 2019
2 p.m. EST 1 hour

Earn one continuing education hour with this free webinar.

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:
Maite Hernandez, RN, VITAS Healthcare
Maite Hernandez, RN
National Director of Sales Training
VITAS Healthcare

Maite Hernandez, RN, understands hospice care from the bedside to the corporate boardroom. A nurse for 22 years, she joined VITAS in 2000 as a South Florida admissions nurse, eventually taking on roles as sales representative, patient care administrator and clinical care liaison. Her experience spans clinical knowledge, hospice education and integration of hospice care into assisted living facilities, hospitals and managed care firms. As national director of sales training for VITAS, she leverages her knowledge of hospice solutions to promote its benefits to patients, families, caregivers and healthcare providers alike.