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Webinar for Healthcare Professionals: Palliation of Pain

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Managing a patient’s pain near the end of life is a top priority of hospice care. The goal of this webinar is to teach healthcare professionals to effectively manage a patient’s pain using all available tools, including pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions, based on the etiology or etiologies of the pain.

Thursday, August 10, 2017
2 p.m. EST 1 hour

Earn one continuing education hour with this free webinar.

Attendees of this webinar will learn to:

  • Employ appropriate pharmacological interventions for pain utilizing the WHO Analgesic Ladder as a guide
  • Articulate and follow the guidelines of effective pain management
  • Select and utilize appropriate adjuvant analgesics when indicated
  • Identify various non-pharmacological interventions for the management of pain

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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:
 
Diane Rapaport| VITAS Healthcare
 
Diane Rapaport, MD
Senior Medical Director
VITAS Healthcare, Chicagoland

Diane Rapaport, MD, consults with patients’ attending physicians, supervises the program’s team physicians and provides guidance to VITAS staff. She educates community physicians and other healthcare professionals regarding the benefits of hospice and palliative care for patients and their families. Dr. Rapaport also serves as a team physician and personally attends patients in their homes.

Over more than 20 years she has given more than 400 presentations to medical professionals and families on subjects ranging from pain and non-pain symptom management to nutrition, hydration and ethical dilemmas in end-of-life care. She conducts a monthly lecture series on palliative care, medical ethics and pain management at Mercy Hospital. She has lectured and trained professionals throughout the Chicago area on the compassionate removal of ventilators for hospice patients. She has presented to the Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine on prognostication, compassionate withdrawal of ventilators and regulatory issues.

Dr. Rapaport has been a guest editor for the American Medical Association’s online Virtual Mentor, writing on the challenges of DNR (do not resuscitate) orders and the importance of cultural differences at the end of life. She has been a speaker on compassionate removal of ventilators and predicting prognosis at AAHPM conferences.