PCLC at Akron Children's Hospital
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(Note: The above list does not guarantee availability. Sessions fill months in advance and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.)
- Sarah Friebert, MD, Director, Haslinger Pediatric Palliative Care Division (winner of the annual Children’s Miracle Achievement Award)
- Margaret Farrar-Laco, MSN, RN, CPNP, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Haslinger Pediatric Palliative Care Division
- Akron, Ohio
Akron Children’s Hospital At-A-Glance
- Free-standing academic pediatric hospital with integrated palliative care team
- Inpatient and outpatient consult, primary medical and home-based services
- Close relationships with community hospices, long-term care and home health agencies
- Active in resident and medical student education, continuing education for hospital staff and outside organizations and fellowship training program
- Experience establishing sustained financial support
- Demonstrated success gaining community, institutional, medical and senior leadership support
- Developed hospital-wide programs to improve staff self-care and patient/family care; i.e., grief support, expressive therapy program, caregiver initiatives
Who Should Train at Akron Children’s Hospital?
Akron Children’s Hospital is an excellent option for:
- Teams of health care professionals, including physicians, nurses, social workers, administrators and financial officers
- Academic free-standing pediatric, community or rural hospitals, with or without a resident teaching program
- Programs looking to develop a collaborative model with community partners, including long-term care facilities, large home care agencies and hospices
- Teams considering inpatient or outpatient primary medical management of palliative care patients and/or consult services
- Hospitals considering broad-based and/or specific educational initiatives, including fellowship training programs
We have found that PCLC attendees tend to base their decisions on several factors, including geographic proximity, similar institutional setting and particular PCLC offerings.
What will you gain from training at Akron Children’s Hospital?
Akron Children’s Hospital can offer attendees:
- Understanding of the differences between pediatric and adult palliative care at all levels, including models of care, data collection, marketing/PR and staff training and support
- In-depth understanding of the barriers to pediatric palliative care delivery, and practical individualized strategies to overcome those barriers
- Introduction to specialized programs that support pediatric palliative care, including development of system-wide and community resources, such as bereavement support programs
- Educational programs in pediatric palliative care to enhance skill levels of all hospital staff and the effectiveness of the palliative care team
- Guidance regarding the successful integration of pediatric palliative care with hospital-wide quality-improvement initiatives
- Expertise in integrating palliative care in the intensive care environment
- An understanding of how to improve access to pediatric palliative care, particularly in underserved communities that may be far away from a tertiary care hospital
- Instruction on how to bill for physician/NP encounters for inpatient, consultation, outpatient, facility-based and home-based encounters
More about Akron Children’s Hospital
Akron Children's Hospital cares for 500,000 patients each year and performs more pediatric surgeries than any other hospital in northeast Ohio. Children's operates a 253-bed pediatric hospital in downtown Akron, and provides pediatric care at more than 40 locations throughout the region. In addition, Children's provides more than 100 advocacy, education, outreach and research programs for children and their families. Akron Children's Hospital has earned The Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission and Magnet Recognition Status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The hospital serves as the regional burn center and pediatric training site for the Northeast Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy. Akron Children’s has an active residency program and pediatric fellowships in several different subspecialty areas, including palliative care.
For tuition information and to register, go to www.capc.org/pclc/tuition.
For specific questions about Akron Children's Hospital, including the availability of specific training dates, contact Lisa Long at email@example.com or (330) 543-3969.
For general questions about the registration process, contact Jennifer Raiten at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 201-2683.