Online Class: End of Life Care
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Course DescriptionWhen it comes to end of life care there are many issues that the patient and family members will go through emotionally, physically, and spiritually. At the very moment a patient is diagnosed with a serious illness, everyone is left with questions, concerns, sadness, and more. While this is a very difficult time, it is going to be very important that the patient and family members plan and prepare for what lies ahead.
The planning process includes everything, like where the patient will receive care, who will care for the patient, what types of treatment they desire and for how long, who will make decisions if they are unable to, what will happen to their assets, who will have custody of their children, and so much more. Since so many questions are left unanswered, the process is even more difficult and yet it is still so important to begin answering all of these questions as soon as possible.
During the patient's illness, the plan will need to be adjusted, but with good communication amongst all of the involved parties--along with teamwork and honesty--everyone can effectively work together with the patient to ensure that the last months of the patient's life are as positive as possible.
Universal Class, Inc. has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this approval, Universal Class, Inc. has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is widely recognized as the Standard of good practice internationally. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, Universal Class, Inc. is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its courses that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
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Lesson 1: Emotions & Coping: Patients and Family MembersWhen a person has come to realize that they are coming to the end of their life, they will experience a wide range of emotions and feelings.
Lesson 2: CommunicationGood communication will be crucial when dealing with end of life care.
Lesson 3: Patient Planning/ End of Life PlanningIt is impossible for someone to know their time and place of death; however, if you know it will be soon, there are things that can be done to plan for what lies ahead.
Lesson 4: Physical Symptoms & Pain ManagementDepending on the patient's illness, they can have a variety of different symptoms.
Lesson 5: In Home CareMany patients will decide that they would like to remain within the home with their loved ones and be cared for by them.
Lesson 6: Palliative CareMany patients and family members are not sure what palliative care is exactly. They may be unsure of how it can help, who is involved, when this type of care is appropriate, and so on.
Lesson 7: HospiceThe concept of Hospice dates all the back to 1967 and served the purpose of offering a place for travelers who fell ill during their journey.
Lesson 8: Hospitals & Nursing HomesOften times a patient will make the decision to either remain in the hospital during end of life care or reside within a nursing home.
Lesson 9: Refusing CareSometimes a patient will refuse certain types, or all types of care. Because of the seriousness of that decision it is important to understand the treatment in which they are refusing.
Lesson 10: Legal & Financial PlansThere are many legal aspects that the patient and family members will need to consider such as estate and financial planning.
Lesson 11: After the Patient is GoneAfter the patient is gone loved ones of the patient will go through various emotions and will cope in different ways.
Additional Course Information
- Document Your Lifelong Learning Achievements
- Earn an Official Certificate Documenting Course Hours and CEUs
- Verify Your Certificate with a Unique Serial Number Online
Course Title: End of Life CareCourse Number: 7550524Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countriesCourse Type: General EducationCEU Value: 0.4 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earnedAssessment Method: Lesson assignments and review examsInstructor: Cheryl Reinerio, RN, BC, MSNSyllabus: View SyllabusDuration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!Requirements: View Technical RequirementsCourse Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $75.00
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Learning OutcomesBy successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Recognize emotions and coping skills.
- Describe communication techniques and etiquette when faced with an end of life care situation.
- Summarize patient planning/end of life planning procedures.
- Describe physical symptoms and pain management techniques.
- Describe in home care.
- Describe palliative care.
- Describe hospice care.
- Identify hospitals and nursing homes and end of life care.
- Identify situations when patients refuse care.
- Summarize legal and financial plans in end of life care issues.
- Summarize what needs to be done and how to cope after the patient is gone, and
- Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
Lesson 1: Emotions & Coping: Patients and Family Members Exam 10 Lesson 2: Communication Exam 10 Lesson 3: Patient Planning/ End of Life Planning Exam 9 Lesson 4: Physical Symptoms & Pain Management Exam 10 Lesson 5: In Home Care Exam 10 Lesson 6: Palliative Care Exam 10 Lesson 7: Hospice Exam 10 Lesson 8: Hospitals & Nursing Homes Exam 10 Lesson 9: Refusing Care Exam 10 Lesson 10: Legal & Financial Plans Exam 10 Lesson 11: After the Patient is Gone Exam 10 The Final Exam Exam 50 Total Points: 159
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