NOTE: This course provides less than 1 hour of continuing education credit and will not be accepted in states that require CE courses to provide a minimum of 1 hour of continuing education in a single learning session (e.g., Florida). For information on current CE requirements in your state, consult your state's licensure board for nurses.
Caring for patients as they approach death is difficult, but working together as a hospice team to help people on this final journey can provide the comprehensive care necessary. Many specialties can work together to provide for physical, emotional, spiritual and family needs.
To complete this course, you must do the following:Read the Overall and Course Objectives.Study the Terminology. Study the Content. Complete the Learning Activity.Complete the Post Test with a passing score of 80% or more.
This program describes the importance of a team of professionals coming together to give comprehensive forms of care to terminal patients. The material is organized around the following categories: Introduction Basics of Team Care Meeting Emotional Needs Supporting the Family Supporting the Caretakers Conclusion
The purpose of this program is to provide nurses and others an understanding of the importance of a team approach to end-of-life care
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
Identify the basic issues of working together as a hospice team. Describe the kinds of needs that the team can meet. Clarify how the team can support the family. Describe how the team can support one another