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End-Of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC)

End-Of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC)

September 12-13, 2013
Sign in: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Workshop: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on September 12-13
Mercy Regional Medical Center
Conference Room A-B

Nurses spend more time with patients who are facing the end of life than any other member of the health care team. Yet, studies have shown that many nurses feel inadequately prepared to provide the comprehensive care so important at the end of life. Expert nursing care has the potential to greatly reduce the burden and distress of those facing life’s end and the ability to offer support for the many physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs of patients and their families.

This two-day course on end-of-life care was developed through a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, received by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the City of Hope, in order to develop a standardized curriculum for end-of life nursing care. This curriculum, developed by nationally recognized experts, contains eight modules addressing critical aspects of end-of-life care, including:

  • Palliative Nursing Care
  • Pain Management
  • Symptom Management
  • Ethical Issues in Palliative Care Nursing
  • Cultural Considerations in Palliative Care
  • Communication
  • Loss, Grief and Bereavement
  • Final Hours

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

  1. Describe the role of the nurse in providing quality palliative care for patients and families experiencing a chronic and/or terminal illness.
  2. Manage common symptoms associated with chronic and/or terminal illness.
  3. Apply ethical principles utilized in addressing end-of-life/palliative care dilemmas.
  4. Define the importance of ongoing communication with the interdisciplinary team, patient and family throughout a chronic and/or terminal illness.
  5. Contrast loss, mourning, grief and bereavement.
  6. Assess physical, psycho/social and spiritual/cultural care needs and interventions for patients and families contending with a chronic and/or terminal illness.

CEUs: Provider approved by the Californial Board of Registered Nursing Provider Number 15370 for 17.7 contact hours for the two day ELNEC course. Participant must be present for all registered days to receive contact hours.

Please note: RN license number is required to receive contact hours.

Course Facilitator:

Dan Keuning, RN, MSN, FNP-C, ACHPN

Course Instructors:

Dan Keuning, RN, MSN, FNP-C, ACHPN
Sean Reed, PhD, APN, ACNS-BC, ACHPN
Jan Wolvin, RN, MSN, APRN-BC, ACHPN
Anne Rossignol, MD, Board Certified Hospice &
Palliative Medicine
Michelle Appenzeller, RN
Flow Wolf, LCSW
Katie Bachman, MA, CGT

Registration is required by September 3, 2013. Space is limited.
(Fee includes all materials, meals and snacks)

Centura Associate, two day course $149
Non-Centura Associate, two day course $199

REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE TODAY

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