The Kentucky Hospice Network (KHN) will host two virtual in-services on end-of-life symptom assessment and management with the nationally recognized pain and palliative care expert, Lynn McPherson, PharmD.

Each in-service must be registered for separately. Nursing CEUs are in process for each.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 9 AM – 11 AM EST. Pain Management in Hospice & Palliative Care. (Registration closed for this event. Video available via YouTube.)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 9 AM – 10:30 AM EST. Non-Pain Symptom Management & SBAR Communication. REGISTER ONLINE.

 

ABOUT LYNN MCPHERSON, PHARMD, MA, MDE, BCPS, CPE

Dr. Lynn McPherson is professor and executive director of Advanced Post-Graduate Education in Palliative Care and the program director for the Online Master of Science and Graduate Certificate Program in Palliative Care at the University of Maryland-Baltimore.  She serves as a consultant pharmacist for both local and national hospice and palliative care programs and developed one of the first residencies in palliative care pharmacy in the United States. Her clinical, research, and instructional experience has led to numerous awards and recognition. She is a Fellow in the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, the American Pharmacists Association, the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, and the American Society of Pain Educators. Dr. McPherson is also a frequent contributor to professional publications, including the Journal of Palliative Medicine, the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Practical Pain Management, Pharmacy Today, and many more.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Pain Management in Hospice and Palliative Care. October 14, 9 AM – 11 AM. 2.4 continuing education units are approved for nursing via Hospice Care Plus, #5-0046 exp. 12/31/21. To receive continuing education credit, each participate must 1) register 2) attend the entire virtual workshop and signal attendance when requested by the facilitator, and 3) complete an evaluation by 5 p.m. EST on October 21, 2021. Certificates will only be emailed to those who meet all three criteria. (Registration closed for this event. Video available via YouTube.)

Non-Pain Symptom Management & SBAR Communication. October 28, 9 AM – 10:30 AM. 1.8 continuing education units are approved for nursing via Hospice Care Plus, #5-0046 exp. 12/31/21. To receive continuing education credit, each participate must 1) register 2) attend the entire virtual workshop and signal attendance when requested by the facilitator, and 3) complete an evaluation by 5 p.m. EST on November 4, 2021. Certificates will only be emailed to those who meet all three criteria. REGISTER ONLINE.

COST

Both in-services are free for KHN member hospices. $75 per person, per in-service for non-member hospices. Please contact Brenna to make payment at 859-986-1500. Refunds are available when cancellation is received by October 10 or in the event of cancellation.

AUDIENCE

This in-service is appropriate for nursing and medical members of hospice and palliative care teams and their clinical supervisors.

OBJECTIVES

Pain Management in Hospice and Palliative Care. October 14, 9 AM – 11 AM. (Registration closed for this event.)

Handout File: Pain Management

Follow-Up Handout: Follow-Up Handout-Sx Analysis and SBAR flyer

Workshop Video

This presentation will address the full spectrum of pain assessment and management. Participants will learn about the prevalence and presentation of pain in common advanced illnesses and overall treatment strategies.  They will also learn about the use of uni- and multidimensional pain assessment tools, and use the collected information to determine the most likely pathogenesis of the pain. Given this assessment, participants will practice recommending a treatment plan and will learn how to develop a monitoring plan to assess therapeutic effectiveness and potential toxicity.

Learning Objectives

  1. Define pain and provide examples of how common advanced illnesses are associated with pain.
  2. Given a simulated patient with a complaint of pain, use a uni- and multidimensional pain assessment instrument to assess complaint.
  3. Given an assessment of a simulated patient’s pain complaint, determine the most likely pathogenesis of the complaint.
  4. Given a simulated patient with a complaint of pain, recommend an appropriate treatment regimen.
  5. Recommend subjective and objective monitoring parameters to assess therapeutic efficacy and potential toxicity of an analgesic regimen.

Non-Pain Symptom Management & SBAR Communication. October 28, 9 AM – 10:30 AM.

Handout File: Non-Pain and SBAR

This presentation will provide participants with an overview of the assessment, management and monitoring of common non-pain symptoms. Participants will learn about constipation, nausea and vomiting, anxiety, depression and delirium. Best practices in medication selection with be stressed. Additionally, participants will learn about best practices in communicating a clinical situation to another health care provider using the SBAR model (situation, background, assessment, recommendation).

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the most like causes of target symptoms in a hospice population (e.g., constipation, nausea and vomiting, anxiety, depression and delirium).
  2. Given a simulated patient with one of the target symptoms, describe the elements of an assessment and determination of pathogenesis
  3. Given a simulated patient with one of the target symptoms, recommend an appropriate treatment regimen based on assessment data.
  4. Describe use of the communication technique SBAR (situation, background, assessment, recommendation.