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Event: Advanced Hospice and Palliative Care Clinical Seminar-STL

April 10, 2020
***Location cancelled due to the coronavirus. This seminar will be offered by Zoom only***

Colleen Gilmore RN, MSN, ANP-BC

Colleen has been a RN for 36 years working in Hospice, Palliative Care, and oncology in various roles.  Colleen has been a Nurse Practitioner for 10 years and practice full-time for BJC Hospice, a member of Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses  Association and has done Advanced Trainings by attending End-of-Life Consortium ELNEC for APRNs.  Colleen has lectured on hospice and palliative care for many years and enjoy educating nurses, medical students, physicians, and other health care professionals on hospice and palliative care.

In this seminar hospice nurses will learn the various ethology and pathophysiology of nausea , how to identify different cases and how to find the appropriate interventions. You will learn various etiologies, assessment, pathophysiology of constipation and how to identify different causes with the appropriate interventions. You will learn different types of pain, common   obstacles and different interventions for pain management. You will also learn types of advanced pain and the important issues to know when treating with narcotics. You will learn how palliative sedation polices and procedures are important when treating someone at the end of life and the common circumstances that it is applied. Last, you will learn the process of weaning a patient off a ventilator, the LVAD’s function in patients with end stage heart failure and when to make the difficult decision to turn off the LVAD at the end of life.

9:30am – 10:00am:    Registration

10:00am – 11:00am:   Nausea and Vomiting in PC/Hospice Patients

  • Participant will state the various etiology and pathophysiology of nausea
  • Participants will through case review identify different causes for nausea and vomiting and appropriate interventions to alleviate

11:00am – 12:00pm:   Constipation in PC/Hospice Patients

  • Participants will state and explain different etiologies, assessment, and pathophysiology of constipation
  • Participants will identify different causes and appropriate interventions to prevent and alleviate constipation

12:00pm – 1:00pm:   Lunch

1:00pm – 2:00pm:   Introduction to Pain Management

  • Participants will state different types of pain and able to complete a thorough pain assessment
  • Participants will identify common obstacles to pain management
  • Participants will state and apply knowledge of use of opioids and adjuvant medications in addition to non-pharmacologic interventions in pain management

2:00pm – 3:00pm:   Management of Advanced Pain in the PC/Hospice Setting

  • Participants will state pharmacokinetics, benefits, side effects, risk factors, and important assessment of patients being treated with Methadone
  • Participants will state and apply knowledge learned about use of dexamethasone in PC/Hospice setting including benefits, side effects, risks, and pertinent nursing assessment

3:00pm – 4:00pm:   Palliative Sedation in the PC/Hospice Setting

  • Participants will state the definition of Palliative sedation and the common circumstances it is applied
  • Participants will explore and identify the difference ethical principles around using palliative sedation at the end-of-life
  • Participants will state and different processes used and the importance of policy and procedures around using Palliative Sedation

4:00pm – 5:00pm:   Increased Acuity in PC/Hospice patients at the End-of-Life

  • Participants will identify the process of weaning a patient off a ventilator in the home and inpatient setting on hospice.
  • Participants will describe LVADs function in patients with end stage heart failure and how to prepare patients and families when the decision is made to turn of the LVAD in the home hospice setting

Advanced Hospice and Palliative Care Clinical Seminar-STL Brochure

The cost for this seminar is $200.00 for members & $250.00 for non-members.
No late fee! 
Lunch Is provided with this seminar.
There are no refunds, however substitutions are welcome.
This seminar provides 6 Nursing Contact hours.
A zoom option is available for those that are on travel restrictions and will not be able to physically make it to the seminar.

New Nurse CE Protocol(Please Read)
MHPCA will send portal instructions (It is a simple Word doc)  to each actual nurse attendee. The nurse will go to the portal within 30 days, complete and evaluation and print his/her own certificate

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AXIS Medical Education and Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association. AXIS Medical Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation for Nursing: AXIS Medical Education designates this continuing nursing education activity for 6.0 contact hours. Learners are advised that accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.

For information about the accreditation of this program please contact AXIS at

AXIS Medical Education requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified  conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by AXIS for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies   mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care   recommendations.

The faculty, Colleen Gilmore RN, MSN, ANP-BC, reported no financial relationships or relationships she or her spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity. The planners and managers, Colleen Gilmore RN, MSN, ANP-BC, Crystal Ramsey, Dee Morgillo, M.Ed., MT(ASCP), CHCP, Holly Hampe, D.Sc., RN, MHA, MRM reported no financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity.

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information   presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.  Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this    activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s  product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Each attendee will be required to Attend/participate in the educational activity and review all course materials. Complete the CE Declaration form online by 11:59 pm ET May 10, 2020. Instructions will be provided. If you do not enter the online portal by the above date, you will not be able to retrieve your statement of participation. Upon successful completion of the online form, your statement of completion will be presented to you to print.

Registration is closed for this event.