Palliative Care Programs: Get Started and Keep Going!
This webinar will discuss the basics of a Palliative Care Program. This will include a general overview of how to get a program started, billing, marketing, staffing, regulatory compliance, data analysis and more. Participants will understand what is needed to start a program and steps to take their program to the next level.
This session will provide an overview of palliative sedation and how to appropriately utilize this therapy for terminally ill patients with refractory physical symptoms. Position statements and case studies will be reviewed. This session will also review patient assessment, prognostication, and the ethical concerns associated with palliative sedation. Lastly, medication classes commonly used in palliative sedation therapy will be discussed.
Learning Objectives -Define palliative sedation and goals of palliative sedation therapy (PST) -Review position statements, processes, and conditions of sedation -Define refractory symptoms, emphasizing the importance of documentation and planning -Review patient assessment, prognostication, ethical concerns, and medication selection
Many patients nearing death experience delirium and agitation. This presentation will define these common symptoms and review how they may be indicative of prognosis. Additionally, reversible causes, nonpharmacologic interventions, and pharmacologic interventions will be discussed. Palliative sedation will also be presented as a treatment option for refractory agitation.
Join us to learn:
Identify common changes exhibited by dying patients.
Define agitation and delirium.
Discuss nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment options.
Review palliative sedation for refractory symptoms.
This webinar will cover how palliative care programs can achieve a successful accreditation survey. We will discuss pre-survey preparation, the on-site survey, and post-survey processes as well as review the value of accreditation with ACHC.