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AMDA's 2015 Annual Conference


A43 - Palliative Care in Long-Term Care: Clinical and Ethical Considerations


Mar 19, 2015 1:30pm ‐ Mar 19, 2015 5:00pm


Credits: None available.

Standard: $24.00

Description

Accreditation Statement: AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine designates this Internet Enduring Material for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABPLM Designation Statement: This Internet Enduring Material has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for a total of 3.5 clinical hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director (CMD) in post-acute and long-term care medicine. The CMD program is administered by the ABPLM.  Each physician should claim only those hours of credit actually spent on the activity. 

Session Description:
This session will present succinct overviews of practical approaches to communication, advance care planning, and assessment and control of pain and other distressing symptoms experienced by patients in post-acute and long-term care. This session will emphasize interactive discussion of clinical cases as a means to highlight key didactic information.

Learning Objective(s):

  • Define palliative care as it relates to each resident within the long term care continuum
  • Describe a systematic approach to assessing and managing pain and non-pain symptoms
  • Describe comprehensive assessment and treatment of pain in the nursing facility
  • Review professional obligations and rewards related to advance care plan discussions

Speaker(s):
William Smucker, MD, CMD
Peter Winn, MD, CMD
Deborah Way, MD, CMD
Anthony Lechich, MD, CMD

Disclosure(s):
None

Reference(s):
These presentations are all based on the AMDA Palliative Care Curriculum, the AMDA Palliative Care Toolkit, and best practice documents produced by national hospice and geriatric organizations and relevant updates to the literature.

Speaker(s):

Credits

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