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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.

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

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

Thank you for attending this webinar held on August 10, 2017

 
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 class as well as completion of a brief online survey is required; certifications are forwarded after completion.
 
Featured VITAS expert:
 
Heather Veeder, MD
Regional Medical Director - San Antonio
VITAS Healthcare

Heather Veeder is a Medical Director for VITAS Heatlthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care. Dr. Veeder oversees the medical care and treatment of VITAS patients in their homes, nursing homes, assisted living communities, inpatient units and personal care homes in San Antonio, Texas. She also consults with patients’ attending physicians, supervises VITAS team physicians, guides staff, 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.

Prior to joining VITAS, Dr. Veeder held a Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio. Before that, she served as a physician at an Access MD Urgent Care Center in Dayton, Ohio.

Dr. Veeder earned a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Music from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Oklahoma. She has a Medical Degree from Wright State University. Dr. Veeder completed her residency in Family Medicine at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She is a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, American Academy of Family Physicians, Texas Academy of Family Physicians and the Gold Humanism Society. She is also certified in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (CPR and AED) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS).