Hospice Clinical Intensive

Hospice and palliative nurses have numerous responsibilities that are unique to other healthcare settings. Join us for a day-long intensive centered around topics that are pertinent to the role of nurses in hospice and palliative care. Lunch and nurse contact hours will be provided.

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The W’s on How to Maximize Pain & Symptom Management

Ellen Fulp, PharmD, CGP, Clinical Education Coordinator @ AvaCare

As hospice nurses we have the responsibility to keep our patients comfortable. Managing Pain and Symptoms is a large part of that. This presentation will cover the current evidence-based information related to medications and medication combinations that may be used to meet these goals; Non-pharmacologic treatment modalities, as well as commonly prescribed medications for symptom management; and the risks and benefits of all newly initiated medications when drug therapy is required to manage symptoms during the disease progression.  Learn the what, when, where, why and how behind the very best quality care you can deliver to your patients at the end of life. 

Palliative Skin Care and Wound Management: Aligning Practice with Goals
Sarah Connolly, RN, BSN, CHPN, Patient Services Manager @ SECU Jim & Betsy Bryan UNC Hospice Home

The hospice population is at high risk for the development of wounds. Traditional wound care is often not the best choice in consideration of the complete plan of care. Truly palliative wound care is essential for patient dignity. We will discuss comprehensive and thoughtful approaches to skin integrity at the end of life as well as an overview of advanced dressing options. This presentation will also cover the most up-to-date changes/revisions from the NPUAP and how  those changes may impact hospice patients and our nursing practice.
Exploring the Multiple Challenges of the Hospice Nurse
Anita Laumann, RN, BSN, Nurse Consultant II
Greta Hill, RN, Nurse Consultant II
Phyllis Nealey, RN, Nurse Consultant II 
Division of Health Service Regulation Acute & Home Care Licensure & Certification Section @ N.C. Department of Health and Human Services

The nurse is a vital member of the Interdisciplinary team.  The Hospice nurse is responsible for conducting the initial assessment and ensuring coordination of care.  The hospice nurse is also required to ensure nursing needs are met as indicated in the initial assessment, the comprehensive assessment, and updated assessment.  Deficient practice to the CMS Conditions of Participation related to the Hospice nurse will be identified.

Legal Pitfalls for Nurses to Avoid
Cindy Morgan, RN, MSN, CHPN, CHC, LNC, Vice President for Hospice, Palliative Care & Clinical Innovations @ AHHC of NC

We live in a litigious society and even hospice nurses are not immune to this area of healthcare that we don’t like to think about, talk about and really would like to avoid at all costs. This presentation will describe some of the pitfalls nurses may find themselves in that can lead to legal situations and offer strategies to prevent these legal pitfalls. 
6/20/2019 8:45 AM - 4:00 PM
AXXESS Home Care & Hospice Conference Center AHHC of NC Raleigh 27609

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