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341 - Providing Palliative Care for Elderly Patients with Dementia in the ED

‐ Sep 21, 2013 2:30pm

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.


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