PCOA-PCP 7: Palliative and Hospice Care

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Course Target Audience

  • Primary Care Practitioners- NPs

Course Description

Practitioners will be able to define and differentiate between palliative care and hospice care.

Overview

Note: The current price reflects a 30% discount to support education during the COVID-19 crisis. The original price is $40.00.

The course defines and differentiates between palliative care and hospice care. It also describes the appropriate use of opioid medications for pain control in older adults. After completing this course, practitioners will be able to assess pain in patients with dementia, manage agitation in older adults at the end of life, and describe the rationale and steps for admitting older adults with dementia into hospice.

Course Learning Objectives

  1. Define and differentiate between palliative care and hospice care.
  2. Describe the appropriate use of opioid medications for pain control in older adults.
  3. Assess pain in patients with dementia, and manage agitation in older adults at the end of life.
  4. Describe the rationale and steps for admitting older adults with dementia into hospice.