September 19th: Complex Care Conversations: Building a Community of Healing

Providence, RI US
September 19, 2019

Complex Care Conversations is an interactive curriculum designed for small groups to increase clinician ease and effectiveness in approaching goals of care conversations with patients dealing with serious, progressive illnesses such as heart failure, cancer and dementia. This program offers guidance in how to approach this sometimes awkward subject so that important discussions are not delayed or postponed. The sessions offer a framework for navigating these conversations that elicit patient values and preferences in a way that is mutually transformative for clinicians and patients

Target Audience

Practice teams including physicians, nurses, nurse care managers, medical assistants, and other team members as well as public health professionals. Non-clinicians who work or volunteer with seriously ill patients may also benefit from this training and are invited to attend. 

Learning Objectives

The overall objective of this program is to give participants key tools for effective communication, and learn skills of balancing patients’ values with the medical reality when recommendations are given to patients and families. Providers will learn how to properly bill and code for these reimbursable activities. In addition, participants will receive education on bedside ethics when faced with surrogate decision makers, as well as prognostication that will help them guide patients and families in effective ways as patients approach the end of their life. Lastly, participants will learn techniques to reduce burnout and compassion fatigue in caring for very complex and fragile patients, creating a climate of healing for all involved.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 7.00 ANCC
    This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
  • 8.00 Attendance
    Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.
  • 7.00 Social Work
    This activity has been approved by the NASW, Rhode Island Chapter.
Course opens: 
07/01/2019
Course expires: 
09/19/2020
Event starts: 
09/19/2019 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
09/19/2019 - 5:00pm
Cost:
$0.01
Rating: 
0

Sample Program

8:00 am -8:20 amIntroductions
8:20 am-9:10 amSection 1 - Role of the Clinician
9:10 am - 9:15 amBreak
9:15 am- 10:25 amSection 2 - Goals of Care & Communicating Serious News Curing vs. Healing, Structure of Goals of Care Conversation
10:25am- 10:30 amBreak
10:30 am-11:10 amSection 2 - Goals of Care & Communicating Serious News Communicating Serious News, Making a Balanced Medical Recommendation, Process versus Outcome
11:10 am-12:00 pmSection 3 - Ethical Issues
12:00 pm- 12:30 pmLUNCH
12:30 pm- 1:30 pmSection 4- Prognostication
1:30 pm- 1:35 pmBreak
1:35 pm-3:05 pmSection 5 - Drills
3:05 pm - 3:25 pmDocumenting and Billing
3:25 pm-3:35 pm10 min Break
3:35 pm - 4:15 pmSection 6 - Redefining Hope
4:15 pm- 4:20 pmBreak
4:20 pm- 5:00 pmDebrief/Wrap Up/Questions
Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island
1085 N. Main St.
Aronson Conference Room
Providence, RI 02904
United States

Planning Committee

Christine Ann Nevins-Herbert, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University
Medical Director, Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island
Providence, Rhode Island

Jennifer M. Ritzau, MD
Complex Care Conversations Program Director, 
Medical Director/Director of Palliative Care 
Hope Hospice and Palliative Care Rhode Island
Providence, Rhode Island

C. Kelly Smith, MSW
Program Manager, Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
Rhode Island Department of Health, Providence, RI

Mercedes Pacheco, MD
Medical Director, Hope Hospice and Palliative Care Rhode Island 
Providence, Rhode Island

Tammy Bhang DNP, ARNP, ACHPN
Board Certified Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, Educator 
and 
Juan C. Iregui MD, MA, FAAHPM
Board Certified Palliative Medicine Physician, Ethicist, Educator
CORE Healthcare Consulting Group, Snoqualmie, WA

Julia Issa, CME Coordinator & Maria Sullivan, Director
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University
Providence, RI

Faculty

Sarah Congleton, MS, APRN, ANP-C, ACHPN
Palliative Care Consultant
HopeHealth Hospice & Palliative Care, Providence, RI

Dana Guyer, MD
Medical Director
HopeHealth Hospice & Palliative Care, Providence, RI
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Clinician Educator
Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI

Rebecca MacDonell-Yilmaz, MD, MPH
Hematology-Oncology Fellow
Board Eligible Palliative Care Physician
Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Providence, RI

Christine Nevins-Herbert, MD
Medical Director
HopeHealth Hospice & Palliative Care, Providence, RI
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Clinician Educator
Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI

Audra Noonan, MSN, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, ACHPN
Palliative Care Consultant
HopeHealth Hospice & Palliative Care, Providence, RI

Mercedes Pacheco, MD
Medical Director, Hospice Services
HopeHealth Hospice & Palliative Care, Providence, RI

Vinay Rao, DO
Medical Director
HopeHealth Hospice & Palliative Care, Providence, RI

Jennifer Ritzau, MD
Medical Director, Palliative Care Services
HopeHealth Hospice & Palliative Care, Providence, RI
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Clinician Educator
Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI

Amy Sharron, MS, APRN-CNP, BC-GNP
Palliative Care Consultant
HopeHealth Hospice & Palliative Care, Providence, RI

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education.

Available Credit

  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 7.00 ANCC
    This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
  • 8.00 Attendance
    Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.
  • 7.00 Social Work
    This activity has been approved by the NASW, Rhode Island Chapter.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
07/01/2019
Course expires: 
09/19/2020

Price

Cost:
$0.01
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