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Webinar for Healthcare Professionals: Pain Management: An Interdisciplinary Approach

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Earn one continuing education hour with this free webinar.

Pain management is first and foremost in a hospice patient’s plan of care. Hospice provides comfort and quality of life near the end of life, and hospice providers are experts at managing pain. The goal of this webinar is to help healthcare professionals understand all aspects of a patient’s pain as a symptom near the end of life, and how to utilize an interdisciplinary approach to provide the most effective pain management.

Thursday, May 17, 2018
2 p.m. EST 1 hour

Earn one continuing education hour with this free webinar.

Attendees of this webinar will learn to:

  • Understand various causes of pain in terminally ill patients with cancer and non-malignant illnesses
  • Understand the different factors involved in “total pain” and how the interdisciplinary team is necessary to effectively treat total pain
  • Articulate and follow the guidelines of effective pain management
  • Define pain and its various characteristics
  • Describe the components necessary to perform a full pain assessment in both cognitively intact and cognitively impaired patients

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Thank you for attending this webinar held on May 17, 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 online webinar, as well as completion of a brief online survey, is required; certifications are made available after completion.
 
Featured VITAS expert:
 
Debra Vermette| VITAS Healthcare
 
Debra Vermette, MD
Medical Director
VITAS Healthcare, Philadelphia

Debra Vermette, MD, oversees the medical care and treatment of VITAS patients in their homes, nursing homes, assisted living communities and personal care homes in Philadelphia. She also consults with patients’ attending physicians, supervises VITAS team physicians, guides staff and volunteers and serves as a resource to community physicians and other healthcare professionals on the benefits of hospice and palliative care for patients and their families.

Dr. Vermette joined VITAS in Fort Worth in 2004 as a home care team physician. She was promoted to medical director in 2008, and has served in that capacity in Fort Worth, Delaware and now Philadelphia. She has received VITAS’ Outstanding Physician Award four times and VITAS’ Leadership Council Award once. She has practiced medicine for more than 20 years.

Dr. Vermette received a bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth and a medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas Southwestern Medical School. She completed a residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Memorial Hermann Hospital System. She is board certified in both family medicine and hospice and palliative medicine.