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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Home Care and Hospice Speaker Series: Pharmaceutical costs and hospice care- Staying focused on the patient not the cost
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Date(s): October 30, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM  EST - 1:00 PM  EST
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Organization Details
Organization: VNAA
Contact Name: Kelly Tyson
Contact Phone: 571-527-1534
Contact Email: [email protected]
Join VNAA member Danielle Pierotti, RN, MSN, AOCN, CHPN, Director of Clinical Practice/Chief Nurse at HCI Care Services, on October 30 from 12 – 1 p.m. ET (9 – 10 a.m. PT) as she discusses an essential approach to review and management of medications in Hospice and Palliative Care. Many hospice teams are struggling with new pressures of the costs of medications. Resisting the pressure to focus on the cost of medications is difficult but critical to maximizing patient quality of life. Keeping clinicians focused on patient needs requires integrated team work and planning. Danielle will describe a layered approach to improving the use of medications for quality of life in hospice.
In this webinar, Danielle will utilize a multidisciplinary method with a clinical decision tree to instruct how to reduce pharmaceutical costs as a side effect while promoting patient engagement and quality of life. After completion of this training, participants will be able to:
1.       Discuss evidence supporting improved quality of life with reduced medication use at the end of life.
2.       Review professional and ethical arguments to reduce the use the medications at end of life.
3.       Identify the structure and process components of a hospice program designed to match medication use at the end of life with patient need.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Maryland Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation”

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