PCLC at Fairview Health System
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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.)
- Sandra Gordon-Kolb, MD, CPE, Medical Director, Palliative Care
- Lyn Ceronsky, MS, APRN, BC, System Director
- Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Provides palliative care consult services in community and teaching hospital environments, as well as expertise in adapting the consult team model to a variety of institutional settings
- Includes a palliative care clinic and home care program
- Expertise in advanced practice nurse-led programs
- Expertise in integrating a palliative care team with home care and hospice, as well as with hospital processes, family conferencing and professional education
- Outstanding experience in gaining institutional, medical and senior leadership support
- Significant experience with clinical and financial database development and program impact analysis
Who Should Train at the Fairview PCLC?
Fairview is an excellent option for:
- Teams of health care professionals, including physicians, nurses, social workers, administrators and financial officers
- APN-led teams
- Hospitals with barriers to establishing dedicated palliative care beds or inpatient units
- Hospitals of various sizes and their community partners
- Hospitals interested in developing palliative care programs through consult services
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 the Fairview PCLC?
Fairview can offer attendees:
- In-depth understanding of the consult team care model, including staffing, roles, training, management and integration within the existing organizational structure
- Clinician-led strategies for delivering palliative care in hospitals that do not have sufficient critical mass for dedicated staff or a dedicated palliative care inpatient unit
- Hands-on experience with the cost avoidance model, which documents the financial impact of palliative care from the hospital perspective
- Access to core competencies, including a detailed toolkit for conducting family conferences, and strategies to extend palliative care through clinical departments
- Introduction to specialized programs that support palliative care, including end-of-life rituals, perinatal loss and a system-wide bereavement program
- Educational programming in clinical palliative care to enhance the skill level of all clinicians and the effectiveness of consult teams
More About Fairview Health System
Fairview is a seven-hospital system with a system-wide palliative care program that delivers services based on the unique patient population of each setting. Fairview includes the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview and the University of Minnesota Children's’ Hospital, both teaching sites for the University of Minnesota School of Medicine; Fairview Southdale, a suburban hospital which treats an older patient population; and Fairview Ridges, a suburban hospital with an APN-led team that includes palliative care rounds/conferences for critical care patients. Other smaller hospitals in the system offer palliative care by focusing on selected patient populations (e.g., ICU, oncology/infusion) and using existing staff with specialized training.
Registration and Travel Information
For tuition information and to register, go to www.capc.org/pclc/tuition.
For specific questions about Fairview, including the availability of specific training dates, contact Julie Robbins at firstname.lastname@example.org or (612) 672-6362.
For general questions about the registration process, contact Jennifer Raiten at email@example.com or (212) 201-2683.
Fairview Health System is located in the city of Minneapolis, MN and is approximately 20 minutes from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.