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End of Life and Palliative Care

Oakstone

This course serves as an introduction and overview to the complex world of palliative care. Lectures with visual aids are presented my national experts in the emerging field of palliative care.


 
CREDITS Earn up to 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
CE RELEASE July 1, 2014
CE EXPIRE June 30, 2017
ONLINE PRICE $199.00
(You will be redirected to Oakstone.com)
 

Description


This course serves as an introduction and overview to the complex world of palliative care. Lectures with visual aids are presented my national experts in the emerging field of palliative care. Presenters discuss the basic precepts of palliative care and go into detail in terms of symptom management for common disease processes, the nature and structure of hospice programs, and how palliative care programs can interface with traditional medical care. After completing this course, learners should have a broad understanding of the field.
 
 

Intended Audience


Health care providers including physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, pharmacists and other allied professionals interested in broadening their knowledge base in palliative care.
 
 

Topics & Speakers


Palliative Care and End of Life
Elizabeth M. Rickerson, MD


Palliative Care: Pain and Symptom Management
Ursula A. McVeigh, MD


Palliative Care Emergencies
Cardinale B. Smith, MD, MSCR


Palliative Care in Neuro-Degenerative Disease
Elizabeth Lindenberger, MD


Palliative Radiation Therapy
Stephen Berns, MD


Hospice
Cynthia X. Pan, MD, AGSF, FACP


Culture and Palliative Care
Helen M. Fernandez, MD, MPH
Palliative Care 2012
Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP


Geriatric Nephrology and Renal Palliative Care
Mark Swidler, MD


Hospice Billing and Documentation
Sonni Mun, MD


Pediatric Palliative Care
Eugene Perlov, MD


Palliative Care in the ICU
Michael L. Frankenthaler, MD, FCCP


Palliative Care in the ICU

Zara Cooper, MD

 
 

Faculty


Course Director

Andrew Duxbury, MD
Professor
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and
Palliative Care
Birmingham, AL

Faculty

Stephen Berns, MD
Assistant Professor
Lilian and Benjamin Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute
Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

Zara Cooper, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Department of Surgery
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA

Helen M. Fernandez, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Associate Director, Medical Education
Director, Geriatrics Fellowship Program
Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

Michael L. Frankenthaler, MD, FCCP
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hofstra-NS/LIJ School of Medicine
Hempstead, NY
Medical Director, Hospice Care Network
Director, Palliative Medicine Unit
North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY

Elizabeth Lindenberger, MD
Assistant Professor
Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program Education Director
Lilian and Benjamin Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute
Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Geriatric
Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
James J. Peters VA Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Ursula A. McVeigh, MD
Interim Medical Director, Fletcher Allen
Palliative Care Medicine Physician,
Fletcher Allen Assistant Professor
University of Vermont College of Medicine

Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP
The Lilian and Benjamin Hertzberg Palliative Care
Institute Catherine Gaisman Professor of Medical
Ethics; Vice Chair for Public Policy and Professor
Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative
Medicine; Director, Center to Advance Palliative Care

Sonni Mun, MD
Medical Director of
The Haven Visiting Nurse Service of New York
Inpatient Hospice Unit
Bellevue Medical Center
New York, NY

Cynthia X. Pan, MD, AGSF, FACP
Adjunct Associate Professor
Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Director, Palliative Care
New York Hospital Queens
Flushing, NY

Eugene Perlov, MD
Physician, Integrative Palliative
Regional Medical Director
Visiting Nurse Service of New York
New York, NY

Elizabeth M. Rickerson, MD
Department of Anesthesiology
Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Department of Psychosocial Oncology
and Palliative Care
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA

Cardinale B. Smith, MD, MSCR
Assistant Professor
Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology
The Tisch Cancer Institute
Lilian and Benjamin Herzberg
Palliative Care Institute Brookdale
Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

Mark Swidler, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine


 
 

Learning Objectives


Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
  • Understand the basic concepts of palliative care and how it interfaces with the health system in order to provide comfort and symptom management in serious disease states and at the end of life
  • Recognize the specific clinical syndromes and problems that can happen in late stage disease to cause suffering and become familiar with medications and other interventions which can help manage these conditions
  • Become familiar with the concept of hospice programs and understand their payment mechanisms and eligibility criteria

 
 

Accreditation


Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
 

Designation


Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 13.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Date of Original Release: July 1, 2014
Date of Credit Termination: June 30, 2017

Estimated Time to Complete: 13 hours

CME credit is awarded upon completion of a course evaluation and post-test.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity for (13.0) contact hours is being provided by the Alabama State Nurses Association.

Approved for 13.0 contact hours
Released: June 24, 2015
Expires: June 24, 2017