Dissemination of the research and best practices in symptom management at end of life (EOL) is limited yet good symptom management will promote quality of life at the end of life. This presentation will illuminate participants with an overview of best practices in assessing and addressing common distressful symptoms at EOL: Anxiety, Bowel Management, and Death Rattle,
After completion of this training, participants will be able to:
1. Describe current state of symptom management in end of life care
2. Identify evidence-based assessment methods and tools for common symptoms at end of life
3. Describe interventions to minimize distressing symptoms and promote comfort at end of life
About the Presenter
Carol O. Long, PhD, RN, FPCN is a national and international expert in geriatric and palliative care, and has presented on end-of-life, palliative care training, and professional nursing topics across the United States and internationally in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. She is an ELNEC-Geriatric (End of Life Nursing Education Consortium) trainer, is Co-Director of the Palliative Care for Advanced Dementia program at the Beatitudes Campus, and adjunct faculty at Arizona State University College of Nursing.
This activity has been approved by the Maryland Nurses Association to award 1.0 contact hour. The Maryland Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.