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The business case for the value of palliative care programs is well-documented, and a growing body of research shows that palliative care can help acute, post-acute and community organizations achieve their goals—high-quality, coordinated care at low costs. What’s more, palliative care has tremendous benefits for patients and families who receive it.
With such positive outcomes, it’s no surprise that there is a steadily growing demand for all care providers to be properly trained in the principles and specific skills of palliative care. The goal is to treat the whole person to improve overall quality of life.
Upon completion of all 8 courses, the learner will receive a certificate stating completion of the online authorized ELNEC Curriculum, powered by Relias. The individual modules within this curriculum offer contact hours for continuing education.
Describe the philosophy and principles of hospice and palliative care that can be integrated across settings to affect quality care at the end of life.
This presentation reviews basic principles of pain assessment and management with a focus on pain at the end of life. Comprehensive pain assessment is essential to adequate pain relief. Yet there are many barriers that impede pain assessment and treatment. It is vital that nurses work collaboratively with the patient, family and the interdisciplinary team toward optimum pain assessment and management.
This presentation addresses common symptoms in advanced disease and the role of the nurse in managing these symptoms.
This presentation discusses some of the key ethical issues and legal concerns in end-of-life/palliative care and resources to address these in practice.
This course reviews dimensions of culture, including overview of cultural and spiritual considerations in palliative care. Assessment of culture is emphasized as essential to adequate communication and in providing culturally competent care.
Good pain and symptom assessment/management are dependent on excellent communication. This course will address techniques you can use in palliative care to improve communication between interdisciplinary team members, as well as with the patient and his/her family.
This presentation addresses the challenging aspects of grief, loss and bereavement of patients and families as well as the loss experiences of health care professionals.
Care at the final moments of life demands attention to physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of patients across life’s span and the special needs of their families. This module will provide you with education in how to better provide care in the final days, hours, and minutes of a patient’s life.
When it comes to palliative care, major deficiencies are apparent in current systems of care for patients and families at emergency departments and other critical care units. This module address palliative care in critical care settings and the role of critical care nurses.
Critical Care Nurses should work collaboratively with the patient if possible, the family, and their interdisciplinary colleagues to optimize the use of appropriate medications and non-pharmacological interventions through comprehensive pain assessment and attention to suffering. This course will outline the general care management strategies related to pain assessment and management in a variety of critical care settings.
There are many physical and psychological symptoms common at the end of life and patients are often unable to report their symptoms or symptom distress. This module will provide you with an overview of symptoms common in patients, necessitating palliative care, and will emphasize your important role in managing them, as well as working collaboratively to provide optimum treatments.
Ethical issues and dilemmas are inherent in care provided to patients and their families across the life span and facing the end of life. Critical care nurses, individually and collectively, serve as advocates by fostering communication about healthcare decisions. This module addresses ethical and legal practice at the end of life and the complex role of advocacy.
Good pain and symptom assessment/management are dependent on excellent communication. This module teaches verbal and non-verbal skills to enhance listening, presence and communication in the critical care areas.
Critical Care Nurses provide support to their patients, families, and colleagues experiencing death anxiety and the stress of cumulative loss; this course provides the knowledge and skills to provide care at end-of-life. This module will assist you in facilitating excellent bereavement care to family members and friends after the patient has died as well as provide tips for good self-care.
Nursing care during final hours demands attention to physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of patients across life’s span and the special needs of their families. This course prepares the critical care nurse to give best supportive care to the patient through the final hours of life.
Upon completion of all 9 courses, the learner will receive a certificate stating completion of the online authorized ELNEC Curriculum, powered by Relias. The individual modules within this curriculum offer contact hours for continuing education.
As you care for older adults, remember that your care does not mean only “doing for,” but also “being with.” That is the beauty of this work, as it combines caring, communication, knowledge, and impeccable skills. This module will provide an overview of palliative care and your role as a member of the interdisciplinary team in providing quality care.
Geriatric palliative care is necessary to address the multimorbidities and geriatric syndromes that complicate care delivery. This course discusses how about the relationship between geriatric palliative care and multimorbidity. It covers age-related changes and the effect of aging has on medication use, as well as the three common medical conditions encountered in geriatric palliative care – heart failure, COPD, and cancer.
This course briefly discusses geriatric syndromes and includes an overview of common geriatric syndromes and symptoms necessitating palliative care.
As a healthcare professional, you need to work collaboratively with the older adult, their family, and your interdisciplinary colleagues toward the best use of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions to manage the older adult’s pain. This course provides foundational information for assessing and addressing pain in the older adult. It will cover basic principles of pain assessment and management in the older adult with a focus on pain in palliative care and at the end of life.
Because cultural and spiritual factors influence the end-of-life care of older adults and their families, it is important to assess and support both cultural and spiritual considerations, which requires an interdisciplinary approach. This course will discuss cultural and spiritual considerations in palliative care, as well as the assessment and interventions that support personhood and quality of life at the end of life.
The cornerstone of ensuring “a good death” for older adults is to provide care that is consistent with the older adult’s values and goals through identifying, communicating, and honoring these goals and values. Defining and supporting goals of care, along with advance directives, support ethical principles and help prevent ethical dilemmas. This course will address ethical concepts and goals of care, as well as how they relate to each other.
Palliative care requires strong communication and collaboration between members of the interdisciplinary team, the older adult, and their family. Effective communication requires insight into personal behaviors and elimination of obstacles that hinder your ability to use communication strategies. This course discusses factors that influence communication and the specific strategies you can use to improve communication at the end of life.
As healthcare professionals, we witness grief in older adults and their family members and experience a tremendous amount of loss, as we think of the many people we have cared for. These memories and losses can accumulate over time and can cause healthcare professionals to experience compassion fatigue and burn-out if not acknowledged. This module will assist you in facilitating excellent bereavement care to family members and friends after the older adult has died, as well as the importance of practicing good self-care.
The final days and hours of an older adult’s life create unique physical, psychosocial, and spiritual issues that the palliative care team must address. This course addresses the role of a nurse and the nursing care required during the final hours and that required after death.
Upon completion of all 10 courses, the learner will receive a certificate stating completion of the online authorized ELNEC Curriculum, powered by Relias. The individual modules within this curriculum offer contact hours for continuing education.
The number of children living with and dying from complex, chronic illnesses in the United States gives way to the necessity of palliative care programs that address the unique needs of children and their families. This course provides the basic principles of pediatric palliative care and the ways that nurses promote quality of life in pediatric palliative care.
Perinatal and neonatal palliative care has its own unique characteristics and concerns that healthcare professionals must be aware of. This course provides an overview of these unique aspects and concerns of perinatal and neonatal palliative care and provides suggestions for providing high quality care.
Communication is the foundation of all you do in palliative care. This course emphasizes the importance of good communication in pediatric palliative care. The complexities of communicating with children and families at this critical time are described along with suggestions for promoting effective communication.
It is important that healthcare professionals are aware of and have access to a wide variety of professional codes and standards that serve to facilitate resolution of ethical dilemmas in caring for children. In this course, you will learn about some of the common ethical issues encountered in pediatric palliative care and ways to address these issues.
We certainly live in a very diverse world, and it is critical that all healthcare professionals understand and respect cultural beliefs and traditions. In this course, you will learn how culture influences palliative care and how you can provide culturally competent care for children and their families.
Effective pain management requires an interdisciplinary team approach, but healthcare professionals cannot practice what they do not know. In this course, you will learn about the basic principles of pain assessment and management in pediatric palliative care and the barriers to proper assessment and management.
Symptom management in pediatric palliative care involves more than the management of pain. In this course, you will learn how you can address other symptoms commonly encountered in children with life-threatening illnesses.
The impending loss of a child’s life creates intense grief for the child, their family, and the healthcare team. In order to provide excellent palliative care, you must understand the role of grief when confronted with a loss. In this course, you will learn basic concepts about grief and how you can appropriately respond to grief.
Care during the final days and hours of life requires specialized knowledge of the physical, psychological, and spiritual needs of the child and family. This course focuses on care at the actual time of a child’s death emphasizing the preparation necessary to ensure the best care at this critical event in the trajectory of illness.
All healthcare professionals involved in the palliative care of children are responsible for working to improve upon the systems of care. In this course, you will learn about the need for improved pediatric palliative care and ways you can contribute to better care delivery.
on providing palliative care at your organization.