PCOA-RN 4: Palliative and Hospice Care

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Course CE Credits:

1.0 Nursing Continuing Education Contact Hour

Course Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses

Course Description

This course defines and differentiates 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 $30.00.

This 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 module, 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. Differentiate between palliative care and hospice care
  2. Assess pain in persons living with dementia
  3. Describe the appropriate use of opioid medications for pain control in older adults
  4. Manage agitation in older adults at the end of life
  5. Describe the rationale and steps for admitting persons living with dementia to hospice