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Webinar for Healthcare Professionals: Persistent Vegetative State

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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:

  • Define and differentiate among various disorders of consciousness
  • Delineate the criteria of a vegetative state and articulate the differences between PVS and permanent vegetative state
  • Better understand how to manage the various medical and nursing needs of and ethical challenges prompted by PVS patients
  • Develop an understanding of when end-of-life care may be appropriate for PVS patients
  • Appreciate the impact PVS patients have had on medical ethics and medical decision-making

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

Thank you for attending this webinar held on June 22, 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 online webinar, as well as completion of a brief online survey, is required; certifications are made available after completion.
Featured VITAS expert:
Dr. Barry Kinzbrunner | VITAS Healthcare
Barry Kinzbrunner, MD, FACP, FAAHPM
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
VITAS Healthcare

Dr. Kinzbrunner has extensive experience developing hospice and palliative care professional performance standards, pain and symptom management guidelines, quality assurance and education. He was the lead author of the authoritative hospice text End-of-Life Care: A Practical Guide and has been published extensively in peer-reviewed journals. He is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology, and hospice and palliative medicine. He holds a master’s degree in Jewish studies and is an ordained rabbi.