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Community Hospice Lunch & Learn Series at St. Vincent's HealthCare 2019

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St. Vincent's Medical Center (Riverside and Southside campuses)

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February:

Topic: Pain Management Principles: Advanced

Wednesday 2/13/19 Terry Conference Center @ Riverside Campus

Nurses: 1.0 Contact Hour

Case Managers: 1.0 CEU

As the follow-up to Pain Management Principles, this program identifies medications used for pain management according to pain type; describes side effects of NSAIDs, adjuvants and opioids; identifies principles used to determine opioid doses; offers alternative routes for pain medication administration; explains the sedation scale and how it is used; discusses abstinence syndrome and principles for management; and reveals non-pharmacologic methods for pain management.


March:

Topic: Addressing Opioid Anxiety

Thursday 3/27/19 at Terry Conference Center @ Riverside Campus

Nurses: 1.0 Contact Hour

Case Managers: 1.0 CEU

Everyone is anxious about opioid use! This program will address the fears, myths and misconceptions about pain medication. It will also provide information on the tools healthcare professionals use to prevent misuse and diversion and review ways for people to use pain medication safely.

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April:

Topic: Nutrition & Fluids for the Dying Patient

Friday 4/19/19 at Terry Conference Center @ Riverside Campus

Nurses: 1.0 Contact Hour

Nursing Assistants: 1.0 Training Hour

Nursing Home Administrators: 1CEU

Case Managers: 1.0 CEU

This program for long-term care staff begins with a review of how nutrition and fluids are accepted differently in a dying person. It also provides benefits and drawbacks to the use of artificial nutrition and hydration for someone who is dying.


May:

Topic: Kennedy Ulcers

Wednesday 5/15/19 at Terry Conference Center @ Riverside Campus

June:

Topic: The Four Things that Matter Most

Thursday 6/13/19 at Terry Conference Center @ Riverside Campus

Anticipate things that are vitally important to resolve before your death or that of a loved one. It may be as simple as saying or hearing, “Please forgive me,” “I forgive you,” “Thank you,” and “I love you.” Based on Ira Byock’s book The Four Things That Matter Most: A Book About Living, this program helps us understand how these “Four Things” work to mend, tend and celebrate relationships as people seek to live more fully, even as they prepare to die.

July:

Topic: Hospice Levels of Care

Wednesday 7/24/19 at Terry Conference Center @ Riverside Campus

Nurses: 1.0 Contact Hour

Nursing Assistants: 1.0 Training Hour

Nursing Home Administrators: 1.0 CEU

Case Managers: 1.0 CEU

This program highlights milestones in the history of hospice in the United States; key hospice philosophies, including palliative care; key differences among the four levels of hospice care; benefits of hospice care, reimbursement procedures; general hospice-eligible illnesses and clinical end-stage indicators that justify admission to the program; and other services available to hospice patients.


August:

Topic: Veterans: The Effect of Military Service on End of Life Care

Wednesday 8/14/19 at Terry Conference Center @ Riverside Campus

Nurses: 1.0 Contact Hour

Nursing Assistants: 1.0 Training Hour

Licensed Mental Health Professionals**: 1.0 CEU

Nursing Home Administrators: 1.0 CEU

Case Managers: 1.0 CEU

This program will identify the unique needs of veterans at the end of life; discuss the impact of military service and culture on end-of-life issues; and provide a list of resources available to help veterans.

September:

Topic: Spiritual Issues with Advanced Illness

Wednesday 9/11/19 at Terry Conference Center @ Riverside Campus

Nurses: 1.0 Contact Hour

Nursing Assistants: 1.0 Training Hour

Licensed Mental Health Professionals**: 1.0 CEU

Nursing Home Administrators: 1.0 CEU

Case Managers: 1.0 CEU

This program opens with a look at the terms spirituality and religion and how they compare and contrast through use of examples. It also reviews several models for conducting a spiritual assessment (SPIRIT, FICA, FAITH, etc.). Common spiritual issues at the end of life will be revealed, along with signs of spiritual distress and appropriate interventions for resolving them.

October:

Topic: Delirium in Advanced Illness

Wednesday 10/23/19 at Terry Conference Center @ Riverside Campus

Nurses: 1.0 Contact Hour

Licensed Mental Health Professionals**: 1.0 CEU

Nursing Home Administrators: 1.0 CEU

Case Managers: 1.0 CEU

This program begins by recognizing delirium as a syndrome in advanced illness. Attendees will understand the importance of early recognition of delirium and be given assessment tools to identify delirium. It also lists interventions for individuals experiencing symptoms of delirium.

November:

Topic: Family Conflict at End of Life

Wednesday 11/13/19 at Terry Conference Center @ Riverside Campus

Nurses: 1.0 Contact Hour

Licensed Mental Health Professionals**: 1.0 CEU

Nursing Home Administrators: 1.0 CEU

Case Managers: 1.0 CEU

This program describes the most common types and topics of family conflict at end of life; explains how family “context factors” and conditions can influence family conflict and describes how Family Systems Theory shapes interventions.

December:

Topic: Cultural Considerations with Advanced Illness

Wednesday 12/11/19 at Terry Conference Center @ Riverside Campus

Nurses: 1.0 Contact Hour

Nursing Assistants: 1.0 Training Hour

Licensed Mental Health Professionals**: 1.0 CEU

Nursing Home Administrators: 1.0 CEU

Case Managers: 1.0 CEU

This program will discuss how culture affects end-of-life care, including its influence on decision making and describe culturally appropriate care. The program will identify steps to becoming more culturally competent, incorporate cultural competence into practice and recognize end-of-life traditions in non-dominant cultures.

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