Medical-surgical nurses encounter dying patients daily and may not be prepared for the challenges associated with providing care at the end of life. This session explores evidence-based practice for palliative and end-of-life patients in the inpatient setting using didactic lecture, case studies, and discussion format.
Contact hours available until 9/29/2015.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Speaker(s) have no disclosures to declare.
Planning Committee members have no disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
This educational activity has been co-provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA)
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.
Identify the difference between hospice and palliative care.
Define three signs and symptoms that patients experience at the end of life and evidence-based techniques to effectively manage these symptoms.
Describe two communication strategies when caring for patients at end of life.