When an end-stage demented patient arrives with an unknown code status a-hurry-up-to-slow-down attitude may ensue. This session discusses the common conditions and misconceptions about palliative care for those patients in the emergency setting.
Contact hours available until 9/21/2015.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Conrad Rios discloses that he is a consultant/member of the speakers’ bureau for Novartis Pharmaceuticals.
Planning Committee members have no disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Statement: This educational activity has been co-provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and GAPNA.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number, CEP 5387.
Define the difference between palliative care versus hospice care.
Identify the criteria recommended by Medicare to determine eligibility for palliative care.
Analyze one’s feeling about the use of palliative care in the ED.