End of Life Education for the Nurse Assistant

End of Life Care Providers Get New Online Resource

Jefferson City, MO – The Missouri Hospice and Palliative Care Association (MHPCA) recently launched a new online training for end of life care providers. End of Life Education for the Nurse Assistant or EDNA is a nine module web-based curriculum for end of life care and the only program specifically developed for nurse assistants.

Nurse assistants are the largest group of front line workers in the healthcare setting and spend more time with life limited patients than any other healthcare provider. Their preparedness for end of life care
is fundamental in a time when more people are choosing to die at home or on hospice care.

MHPCA took on the curriculum after it sat dormant for a number of years and formed a committee to update the content and develop the online platform. Their efforts were recognized at the end of 2014 when they received the award for Excellence in Education for Association Management from the Missouri Society of Association Executives.

The online certification program is delivered through TELSPAN Exam and allows for customization to fit the time constraints and availability of each participants. Enrollment can be done on an individual basis
and completion of the course counts as eight hours of continuing education.

EDNA online was made possible with funding from the Hospice Foundation of the Ozarks (HFO) and the Enterprise Holdings Foundation. For more information about EDNA visit www.mohospice.org. Interested participants can also register online at mohospice.telspanexam.com.

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