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End of Life Care
CME Information



ACCREDIATION STATEMENTS

Physicians

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for Physicians.

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Physician Assistants

NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

 

Nursing

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity is awarded 1.25 contact hours.

 

FL Nursing

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is an approved provider for nursing continuing education by the Florida Board of Nursing #50-2560.

This activity is awarded 1.0 contact hour.

 

Nurse Practitioners

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education.  Provider Number: 030803.

This activity is awarded 1.25 contact hours which includes 0 hours of pharmacology. Program ID #21437-17.

 


COMMERCIAL SUPPORT:
This activity is NOT supported by a commercial educational grant.

 
Professions not specifically listed should check with their licensing or certification boards regarding acceptable continuing education credit.
 


TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity is intended to meet the needs of physicians, nurses, and nurse practitioners who participate in end of life patient care and family support.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course each participant will be able to:


    1. Discuss the case management standards of practice and their application to end-of-life issues;
    2. Identify the principles of pain management, palliative care, and symptom management near the end of life;
    3. Review the concepts of death, loss, grief, bereavement, and coping strategies for patients and families;
    4. Apply the four levels of hospice care and the new Medicare hospice consultation rule.
 

FACULTY

Margaret V. Clark, MS, RN, RRT-NPS- Medical Writer

Ms. Clark discloses no financial relationships with pharmaceutical or medical product manufacturers.

 

AKH Staff/Reviewers

Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN – Lead Nurse Planner

Ms. Caputo discloses no significant financial relationships with pharmaceutical or medical product manufacturers.

 

Bernadette Marie Makar, MSN, NP-C, APRN-CNurse Planner
Ms. Makar discloses no financial relationships with pharmaceutical or medical product manufacturers.

 

 

METHOD OF PARTICIPATION

In order to receive credit, participants should read the entire monograph, complete and submit an evaluation and score at least 70% on the self-assessment test. AKH Inc. allows for one (1) re-test at no additional charge; additional re-tests must be purchased again at the full cost. Certificates will be available in the transcripts upon successful completion of the self-assessment test. If you have questions about this CME/CE activity, please contact AKH Inc. at [email protected].

 

AKH planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

 

 
REQUIRED HARDWARE / SOFTWARE:
  • A computer with an internet connection
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
  • Other additional software may be required such as PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Summary
Availability: On-Demand
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered: 1.25 ACCME Credits
1.25 ANCC Credits
1.25 Participation Credits
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