Quality of Life at the End of Life

The Community Action Network (CAN) invited palliative care expert Dr. Dustin Dillon to provide insight into improving the quality of life for patients and residents as they near the end of their lives. After this webinar, you will: -Understand the difference between palliative care and curative directed therapy -Be able to describe hospice care -Understand the types of patients that may be classified as “end of life” -Recognize the myths around hospice care -Know the benefits of hospice care -Be able to discuss symptom management strategies at the end of [...]

How to Have the Difficult Discussions About the End of Life

PLEASE NOTE: You must be REGISTERED to view this On-Demand Learning Session Decisions about end-of-life care are deeply personal and often based on a person's values and beliefs. Talking with loved ones and healthcare providers is an important step to making a person's wishes known. These conversations relieve loved ones and healthcare providers of the need to guess what a person wants when facing a healthcare crisis. The Community Action Network (CAN) hosts a panel discussion on initiating these difficult end-of-life conversations featuring experts and people with Medicare. Objectives: [...]

Opioid Tapering and Disposal Resources

The Team for Innovation in Medication Safety (TIMES) shares new resources and tools for tapering opioids and disposing of them properly. Learning Objectives 1) Review key components of the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain 2) Locate and access TIMES-developed resources for tapering opioids and safe drug disposal 3) Apply TIMES-developed resources on tapering opioids, managing withdrawal symptoms, and safe drug disposal to specific patient scenarios Presenters Bill Bryant MD, FAAFP, CAQ (Geriatrics), CMD, CPPS, Geriatrician and Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer, Owensboro Health System Teresa DeLellis [...]

Understanding Opioids to Improve Outcomes and Safety in the Long Term Care Setting

PLEASE NOTE: You must be REGISTERED to view this On-Demand Learning Session In this session, guest speaker Dr. Don Teater share his knowledge from almost thirty years helping patients with opioid addiction. He identifies the relative effectiveness of common pain medications, describes the side effects and explains some alternative treatments for pain to improve clinical outcomes and reduce costs. Speaker: Don Teater MD, MPH Don Teater is a family physician who has lived and worked in western North Carolina for the past 28 years. In 2004, he started a [...]

5 Things You Need to Know About Hospice and Palliative Care

PLEASE NOTE: You must be REGISTERED to view this On-Demand Learning Session Learn about hospice and palliative care with Dr. Lori Earnshaw, MD, FAAHPM, medical director at Hosparus Health in Louisville, Kentucky. This webinar is a positive, encouraging and informative presentation for caregivers and patients alike to gain knowledge to help make informed healthcare decisions when facing terminal illness.