SKMC Office of Continuing Medical Education
- Navigating Difficult Conversations
- Increase comfort with ability to formulate and use a structured approach to difficult conversations ranging from breaking bad news to discussing end of life care
- Pain Management
- Improve comfort with goal directed, aggressive pain management in seriously ill patients
- Elements of opioid and adjuvant pain medication selection, dose titration, and side effect management
- Symptom Management
- Review pathophysiology of nausea, delirium and dyspnea and evaluate pathophysiologically directed management of these symptoms
- Ethical Issues in End of Life Care
- Analyze difficult and complex ethical scenarios, including withdrawal of advanced life support and futility, to provide a framework for all healthcare providers to discuss complex issues with patients and families
- Discuss complex grief and examine what effective tools are available for bereavement support
- Hospice Care – regulations, qualifications
- Review CMS standards for hospice qualification in various disease states and discuss the practical and financial issues surrounding various levels of hospice care
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Palliative Care Spring Symposium 2015
For Interprofessional Healthcare Providers: Building Palliative Care Skills Together
Sponsored and Supported by Thomas Jefferson University and Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals
June 12, 2015
The goal of the 4th Annual Palliative Care Spring Symposium is to improve the quality and delivery of primary palliative care to all patients with serious, life-threatening illness by increasing the knowledge of practicing physicians and other health care professionals who care for these patients. The course directors and palliative work group have developed an agenda that includes in-depth, yet practical presentations surrounding many critical aspects of physical, emotional and psychosocial care for complex, seriously ill patients. In addition, use of interactive group session and an audience response system will further engage the participants and allow for collegial conversations.
Featuring Guest Speaker
The following topics will be discussed and explored:
Meets NJ Palliative Care Credit requirement!
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Patient safety/risk management credits are available for this activity.
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is an approved provider of Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Continuing Nursing Education Contact Hours: A maximum of 7.0 nursing contact hours will be awarded for this program.
This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB4HP19061 Geriatric Education Centers, total award amount $473,752.00. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.
For information about additional continuing education credits, please contact the Office of CME at firstname.lastname@example.org.