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The Role of the Pharmacist in Hospice Care

Event Type

Live Online

Date

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Time

9:00 PM - 10:00 PM ET

Location

PharmCon Webinar Studio (freeCE.com)

Credits

1 Contact Hour(s)

Target Audience

Nurse, Pharmacist

Cost

$30.00

  • Overview

    Hospice is a model of care that focuses on improving quality of life and easing symptoms for patients nearing the end-of-life and their families.  Hospice care services are delivered by an interdisciplinary team in a variety of settings.  The hospice philosophy of care emphasizes comfor over cure and seeks to reduce pain and other physical symptoms, while also addressing the patient and family's psychological, emotional, and spiritual needs.  Medication therapy is a vital component of hospice care used to achieve palliatiion of symptoms.  Pharmacists play an important role in the delivery of safe and effective medication therapy for hospice patients.  This presentation will review the basics of hospice care in the United States and highlight the responsibillities of pharmacists in working with the hospice interdisciplinary team.

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    Handouts

    Slide Document:   CURRENT_RoleinHospiceCare.pdf

    Financial Support By

    Pharmaceutical Education Consultants, Inc.
  • Nurse

    Describe the purpose, philosophy, and components of the hospice model of care in the United States.
    Identify the members of the hospice interdisciplinary team and explain the various roles of each team member.


    Pharmacist

    Describe the purpose, philosophy, and components of the hospice model of care in the United States.
    Identify the members of the hospice interdisciplinary team and explain the various roles of each team member.
    Discuss the role of the pharmacist in providing support to or serving as a member on the hospice interdisciplinary team.
    Explain additional opportunities for pharmacists in ensuring safe and effective medication management for hospice patients.

  • Repeat Presentation

    This presentation was last given on Tuesday, July 24, 2012

    Future Airings

    None

  • Activity Type

    Knowledge

    Universal Activity Number

    Nurse N-778

    Pharmacist 0798-0000-12-053-L01-P

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