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 [...]

A Difficult Conversation | Behavioral Health: Depression & Substance Abuse

PLEASE NOTE: You must be REGISTERED to view this On-Demand Learning Session During Behavioral Health Month, the syndicated radio show Tennessee Matters spoke with Michael Pastori about depression and substance abuse in the behavioral health setting. The focus is on what many describe as the "Difficult Conversation" between patient and doctor when it comes to alcohol and drug use and how it affects the care provided to treat a behavioral health issue. Pastori also wrote the blog "Three Steps for Improvement: Screening Patients for Sensitive Information" about the topic. [...]

Dementia and Antipsychotics in the Long Term Care Setting: A Quality Improvement Initiative

PLEASE NOTE: You must be REGISTERED to view this On-Demand Learning Session atom Alliance and the Vanderbilt Center for Quality Aging have partnered to develop a six-part Webinar training series for skilled nursing facilities to reduce usage of antipsychotic drugs. Each session includes downloadable toolkit resources chosen by the presenters about dementia, behavioral disturbances and antipsychotic drug information for direct care providers.

Interviewing Intellectual Disabilities Podcast

PLEASE NOTE: You must be REGISTERED to view this On-Demand Learning Session This 11-12 minute webinar will provide healthcare workers with a basic understanding of the most appropriate methods to interview a patient with intellectual or developmental disabilities that will allow the healthcare worker to obtain information while maintaining the dignity of the patient. Jennifer Halloran received a Master Degree in Social Work from Indiana University and is currently a licensed social worker in the state of Indiana. While at IU she was awarded the Health Resource Service Administration [...]

Substance Use Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment in Primary Care

PLEASE NOTE: You must be REGISTERED to view this On-Demand Learning Session Substance misuse is common among patients in primary care settings. Although it has a substantial health impact, physicians report low levels of preparedness to identify and assist patients with substance use disorders. During this one-hour Webinar, you will be given an overview of the assessment and treatment of substance misuse in primary care. Join guest speakers Dr. Michael Caudle and Dr. Parinda Khatri from Cherokee Health Systems in Knoxville, Tenn., as they provide details on screening recommendations, [...]

Patient Insight: Depression and Diabetes

PLEASE NOTE: You must be REGISTERED to view this On-Demand Learning Session It's not uncommon for a person with diabetes to be depressed and addressing one can lead to improvements for both illnesses. During this Webinar, Cherokee Health Systems' Dr. Holly Robertson and Behavioral Health Consultant Eboni Winford, PhD, share their insight for patients about understanding depression, how it affects diabetes and where to get assistance.

Feeding Assistant Training Webinar Series

Training Series Overview Qsource and the Vanderbilt Center for Quality Aging have collaborated to offer nursing homes a web-based training program designed to teach non-nursing personnel to assist with daily feeding. The curriculum is led by experts in gerontology, nursing, social work and nutrition within the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. All 8 webinars and a post-test/evaluation must be completed if you are a non-nursing staff member who wants to be allowed to provide feeding assistance to residents in the state of Tennessee.  However, individual webinars can be viewed by any [...]

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.