17075 - Fast Fact Course 5 Symptom Management When Death is Imminent

Course Description:  Clinicians who care for patients with chronic and progressive illness need to acquire a core competency in recognizing when patients are dying and managing common symptoms from the dying process in an effective and ethical manner. Major medical groups such as the American Medical Association (AMA), the American College of Physicians (ACP), and the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative care have highlighted these core patient care skills for generalist clinicians.  Unless a clinician can diagnose a dying process, an opportunity to provide the appropriate care for a dying patient will be missed.  In this module, users will learn about the prognostic significance of numerous clinical signs and symptoms common in dying patients, as well as evidence-based strategies for managing these symptoms.  Upon completion of this module, users can attain 1.0 hours of CME credit by completing the following tasks:

  1. Review the content of 10 Fast Fact and Concepts relevant to the topic of Symptom Management when Death is Imminent on the following topics –
    1. Terminal delirium
    2. Syndrome of Imminent Death
    3. Dyspnea
    4. Nightmares
    5. Diarrhea
    6. Death Rattle
    7. Myoclonus
    8. Nonoral hydration decisions at the end of life
    9. Fever
    10. Thirst
  2. Attain a score of 70% or higher on a 10 question post-content quiz covering the educational content presented. 
  3. Completion of a course evaluation

Module 5: Fast Facts #1, #3, #27, #88, #96, #109, #114, #133, # 256, #313

To review Fast Facts for Module 5 go to PCNOW:  https://www.mypcnow.org/cme-landing

Target Audience

Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, palliative care care givers

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe cardinal features of the early, middle, and late stages of imminent death.
  2. Anticipate common family concerns and questions about the management of the dying process.
  3. Utilize effective pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies for at least 8 symptoms common to imminently dying patients.
Additional information
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
01/01/2017
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
Cost:
$0.00
Parent activity set: 

In accordance with the ACCME® standard for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content disclosed any relevant financial relationships. The following in control of content had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Sean Marks, MD
David Weissman, MD
Drew Rosielle, MD

In accordance with the ACCME® standards for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content disclosed any relevant financial relationships. These relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved:

AuthorCompanyRole
Frank FerrisValeant/SalixAuthor
Bridget ProtusOptum Hospice PharmacyAuthor
Debra GordonPaciraAuthor
April ZehmIntefritas Communicaitons and Global Education GroupAuthor
 

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals. 

The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse Practitioner continuing education.  Provider Number: 150930.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
01/01/2017
Course expires: 
12/31/2019

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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