Improving Outcomes in Palliative & EOL Care

Course #EOL3112015

Total Course Available CE Credits: 14.0 (all modules)
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Course Director:

James McGregor, MD, FCFP, DABFM, ACQ Hospice
Medical Director, Sutter Care at Home Roseville & Sacramento
Sutter Health
Sacramento, Calif.
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Course Co-Directors:

Catherine Russell McGregor, RN, MSN, FNS-C
Palliative Care RN, Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region
Sutter Health
Sacramento, Calif

Ellen Fink-Samnick MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP
Director of Social Work Education, Athena Forum Institute
Rockville, Md

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Description: The purpose of Improving Outcomes in Palliative & EOL Care is to educate case managers so that they can offer clinical management based upon the latest evidence-based guidelines and standards of care for palliative and EOL care patients.
The course covers:
» Economic, regulatory and reimbursement impact of EOL care, as well as its ethical and legal principles, its care planning and symptom support and decision support and resource management

Business goals: When the CM team completes the PCEOL course, case managers can reasonably forecast:
» Increase in knowledge-on-topic for patients, families and the care team on the subject of palliative and EOL care by 40 percent
» Increase in completion of advance care planning by 40 percent
» Increase in patient admissions receiving a palliative care specialty consult to 10 percent
» Improvements in wound care claims by 10 percent
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Course Modules

Module A: Advancing Palliative & EOL Care

Module B: Economics, Regulations & Reimbursement

Module C: Transdisciplinary Team Care

Module D: Effective Communication

Module E: Patient Goals & Expectations

Module F: Physical Symptom Management

Module G: Advance Planning, Grief & Bereavement