Intricacies of Hospice and Palliative Care

NOTE: Presentation slides, references and the Palliative Performance Scale can be downloaded from the pdf files at the bottom of the page. 

Program Goal

To provide an overview of Palliative and Hospice Care including diagnosis and treatment, interdisciplinary care, and enhancing quality of life for patients.

Course Instructions

Participants will need to complete the post-test (70% pass rate) and program evaluation to receive CME credit. Once the requirements are successfully completed, a certificate can be downloaded. The program can be completed at participant's convenience.

A Certificate of Completion is provided after the completion of required activities (post-test and evaluation) for health care professionals who want to self-claim Continuing Education (CE) credit.

AOA and AMA PRA CME for this activity will automatically be submitted to the appropriate accrediting body.

Course Format and Fees

This educational activity is presented in an online, recorded presentation and powerpoint slide format and includes:

1. Pre-test
2. Video (30 minutes)
3.
Article Review (15 minutes)
3.
Post-test
5. Course evaluation
6. Certificate

Fees:

Physicians - $25
PAs and NPs - $20 (applied at the cart level)
LMU clinical faculty, alumni, and preceptors - $15 (applied at the cart level)

Residents - $10 (applied at the cart level)

Review Date: May 25, 2018
Original Release Date: June 20, 2018
Termination Date: June 20, 2019
Course Prerequisites  No course prerequisites
Estimated Time to Complete: 45 minutes (can be completed at your convenience)

Target Audience

Health Care providers who are interested in understanding more on Palliative and Hospice Care.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. know how to discern which patients may benefit from palliative care consultation.
  2. recognize the similarities and differences of Hospice and Palliative Care.
  3. be able to treat the most common symptoms seen with life-limiting illnesses.
  4. know the differences between double effect and physician assisted suicide.
  5. have a clear format on how to deliver bad news.
  6. understand the value of non-physician members on the palliative care team.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
  • 0.75 AOA CME Credit
  • 0.75 Attendance
Course opens: 
06/19/2018
Course expires: 
06/20/2019
Cost:
$25.00

Warren J. Wisnoff, DO
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine 
Lincoln Memorial University - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM)

Head of Palliative Care at Kern Medical - Bakersfield, CA
Physician Designee at Hoffman Hospice, Bakersfield, CA

Dr. Wisnoff has no relevant financial conflicts of interest or disclosures.

AMA PRA

The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) is accredited by the Maine Medical Association’s Council on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation (MMA CCMEA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

UNECOM designates this educational activity for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM and .75 University of New England contact hours for non-physicians.  Contact hours may be submitted by non-physician, non-PA health professionals for continuing education credits.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Committee for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) and Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine.  UNECOM is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Council on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AOA

The Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.

The Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) designates this program for a maximum of .75 AOA Category 1-B credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

AAPA

The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of .75 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

AANP

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program accepts certificates of participation for educational activities sponsored by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) for continuing medical education (CME). Nurse practitioners may receive one-to-one credit for a maximum of .75 (CE) continuing education for completing this program.

Physicians and other attendees should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity. 

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
  • 0.75 AOA CME Credit
  • 0.75 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
06/19/2018
Course expires: 
06/20/2019

Price

Cost:
$25.00
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Required Hardware/software

To complete this activity, users will need:

• A device with an Internet connection
• One of the two latest versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari (Internet Explorer is no longer supported)
• Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML5 capable browser for video or audio playback
• Adobe Reader or other PDF reader software for certificate viewing/printing