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Community Hospice & Palliative Care Lunch & Learns at St. Vincent's

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

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Community Hospice & Palliative Care and St. Vincent's HealthCare are partnering to bring St. Vincent's associates valuable continuing education on a range of advanced illness topics. All programs are free and lunch will be provided. See the schedule below for dates, times and locations.

Community Hospice & Palliative Care is a licensed CE provider through CE Broker, No. 50-420. To receive credit, attendees must provide their license number and credentials at sign-in and remain for the entire session. Partial credit will not be available. CE information per course will be provided below.

For more information about this series, please contact John Moore, healthcare relations representative, at 904.580.2320.

MAY

Identifying the Hospice Patient

Wednesday, May 10, Noon to 1 p.m.
Terry Conference Center, St. Vincent’s Riverside
Nurses: 1.0 Contact Hour
Nursing Assistants: 1.0 Training Hour
Licensed Mental Health Professionals: 1.0 CEU
Nursing Home Administrators: 1.0 CEU

This program will help attendees identify criteria used to determine appropriateness of a referral to a hospice program. It also will review how guidelines and criteria for specific diagnoses can be interpreted and how patients may meet criteria for care.

Death and Dying

Thursday, May 18, Noon to 1 p.m.
Bryan Auditorium, St. Vincent’s Southside

Nurses: 1.0 Contact Hour
Nursing Assistants: 1.0 Training Hour
Licensed Mental Health Professionals: 1.0 CEU
Nursing Home Administrators: 1.0 CEU

This program offers an overview of the dying process, including stages of grief for patients and caregivers; decisions that patients with life-limiting illnesses must make; methods of coping for patients and caregivers; methods of caring for the caregiver; and signs and symptoms common to the dying process.

JUNE

Death and Dying

Wednesday, June 14, Noon to 1 p.m.
Terry Conference Center, St. Vincent’s Riverside
Nurses: 1.0 Contact Hour
Nursing Assistants: 1.0 Training Hour
Licensed Mental Health Professionals: 1.0 CEU
Nursing Home Administrators: 1.0 CEU

This program offers an overview of the dying process, including stages of grief for patients and caregivers; decisions that patients with life-limiting illnesses must make; methods of coping for patients and caregivers; methods of caring for the caregiver; and signs and symptoms common to the dying process.

Delirium with Advanced Illness

Thursday, June 15, Noon to 1 p.m.
Bryan Auditorium, St. Vincent’s Southside

PLEASE NOTE that this program has been canceled and cannot be rescheduled. Thank you.


JULY

Managing End-of-life Issues

Wednesday, July 12, Noon to 1 p.m.
Bryan Auditorium, St. Vincent’s Southside
Nurses: 1.0 Contact Hour
Nursing Assistants: 1.0 Training Hour
Licensed Mental Health Professionals**: 1.0 CEU
Nursing Home Administrators: 1.0 CEU

This program examines the physical and psychosocial issues relevant to end-of-life care, including a discussion about end-of-life ethical concerns. Attendees also will recognize factors that distinguish curative care from palliative care and hospice care.

Delirium with Advanced Illness

Wednesday, July 26, Noon to 1 p.m.
Terry Conference Center, St. Vincent’s Riverside
Nurses: 1.0 Contact Hour
Licensed Mental Health Professionals: 1.0 CEU
Nursing Home Administrators: 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.

AUGUST

Dyspnea with Advanced Illness

Wednesday, Aug. 16, Noon to 1 p.m.
Bryan Auditorium, St. Vincent’s Southside
Nurses: 1.0 Contact Hour

This program will describe dyspnea and breathlessness and how these conditions are manifested in advanced illness. Attendees will learn the pathophysiology of dyspnea, recognize ways dyspnea can be assessed and learn about clinical interventions.

Risk for Aspiration

Wednesday, Aug. 23, Noon to 1 p.m.
Terry Conference Center, St. Vincent’s Riverside
Nurses: 1.0 Contact Hour
Nursing Assistants: 1.0 Training Hour
Nursing Home Administrators: 1.0 CEU

This program describes the process of aspiration, gives risk factors for older adults, and shows how those fed by others may be at greater risk of harm. It also offers methods of prevention, leading indicators and safety measures to take when you suspect someone is aspirating.

SEPTEMBER

Nutrition and Fluids for the Dying Resident

Wednesday, Sept. 13, Noon to 1 p.m.
Bryan Auditorium, St. Vincent’s Southside
Nurses: 1.0 Contact Hour
Nursing Assistants: 1.0 Training Hour
Licensed Mental Health Professionals: 1.0 CEU
Nursing Home Administrators: 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.

Dementia’s Different Faces

Wednesday, Sept. 27, Noon to 1 p.m.
Terry Conference Center, St. Vincent’s Riverside
Nurses: 1.0 Contact Hours
Licensed Mental Health Professionals: 1.0 CEU
Nursing Home Administrators: 1.0 CEU

This program begins by defining and differentiating various dementias, with specific emphasis on Pre- and Post-Rolandic dementia symptoms. Brain changes based on different dementias will be explained, as will clinical interventions and criteria for admission to a hospice program.

OCTOBER

Hospice Overview

Wednesday, Oct. 11, Noon to 1 p.m.
Bryan Auditorium, St. Vincent’s Southside
Nurses: 1.0 Contact Hour
Nursing Assistants: 1.0 Training Hour
Nursing Home Administrators: 1.0 CEU

This program highlights major 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.

Dementia’s Different Faces

Wednesday, Oct. 18, Noon to 1 p.m.
Terry Conference Center, St. Vincent’s Riverside
Nurses: 1.0 Contact Hours
Licensed Mental Health Professionals: 1.0 CEU
Nursing Home Administrators: 1.0 CEU

This program begins by defining and differentiating various dementias, with specific emphasis on Pre- and Post-Rolandic dementia symptoms. Brain changes based on different dementias will be explained, as will clinical interventions and criteria for admission to a hospice program.

NOVEMBER

Skin Failure Fundamentals

Wednesday, Nov. 8, Noon to 1 p.m.
Bryan Auditorium, St. Vincent’s Southside
Nurses: 1.0 Contact Hour
Nursing Assistants: 1.0 Training Hour
Licensed Mental Health Professionals: 1.0 CEU
Nursing Home Administrators: 1.0 CEU

This program reviews the changes the skin undergoes when it fails to thrive and is no longer healthy. It also covers the pathophysiology of skin failure and differentiates between acute, chronic and end-stage skin failure. Kennedy Terminal Ulcers also are discussed.

Nutrition and Fluids for the Dying Resident

Wednesday, Nov. 29, Noon to 1 p.m.
Terry Conference Center, St. Vincent's Riverside
Nurses: 1.0 Contact Hour
Nursing Assistants: 1.0 Training Hour
Licensed Mental Health Professionals: 1.0 CEU
Nursing Home Administrators: 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.

DECEMBER

Pain Management Principles

Wednesday, Dec. 6, Noon to 1 p.m.
Bryan Auditorium, St. Vincent’s Southside
Nurses: 1.0 Contact Hour
Nursing Assistants: 1.0 Training Hour
Nursing Home Administrators: 1.0 CEU

This program identifies the reasons for managing pain, taking into account Joint Commission pain management standards and patient concerns. Also explored are patient rights regarding pain; factors affected by pain and that contribute to pain; barriers to adequate pain management; components of pain assessment; and principles of pain management.

Is It Addiction or Pain?

Wednesday, Dec. 20, Noon to 1 p.m.
Terry Conference Center, St. Vincent’s Riverside
Nurses: 1.0 Contact Hour
Nursing Assistants: 1.0 Training Hour
Licensed Mental Health Professionals: 1.0 CEU
Nursing Home Administrators: 1.0 CEU

This program will review the definitions for tolerance, physical dependence, pain relief seeking, substance misuse and substance disorder. Attendees will learn about methods to prevent drug misuse and diversion and how to apply the Opioid Risk Tool. The program includes a case study to help attendees identify episodes of substance misuse and appropriate interventions.

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