Hospital Palliative Care Program Design

Last Reviewed: January 15, 2015

What You’ll Learn

  1. Prepare an estimate of your expected patient volume
  2. Define the high-priority service features of your program
  3. Complete a draft team staffing plan
  4. Identify the interdependencies between patient volume, service features, and the staffing plan

What You’ll Earn

CAPC members can earn the following free continuing education credits:

Case Management: 1.00 CE
Medicine: 0.75 CME
Nursing: 1.00 CNE
Social Work: 1.00 CE (NASW)
Social Work: 1.00 CE (NYSED)

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Tools & Resources

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Hospital Patient Volumes and Characteristics Worksheet

Last Updated: January 29, 2019

Estimate patient volume using national comparative data from the CAPC National Palliative Care Registry. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2015.

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Hospital Program Design Service Features Checklist

Last Updated: January 29, 2019

Planning worksheet for coverage, service norms, and staffing on the inpatient team. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2015.

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Hospital Palliative Care Program Staffing Worksheet

Last Updated: January 29, 2019

Project staffing FTE per discipline based on expected patient volumes. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2015.

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Hospital Palliative Care Program Design Variables to Consider

Last Updated: January 29, 2019

A catalog of design decisions and trade offs to refine your program design. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2015.

Constance Dahlin, MSN, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, FAAN. Consultant, Center to Advance Palliative Care.

Andrew E. Esch, MD, MBA. Consultant, Center to Advance Palliative Care.

Philip Higgins, PhD, LICSW. President Lighthouse Counseling of Salem, Inc.

Sivan Ben-Moshe, MD. Fellow, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Sachin Kale, MD. Fellow, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Katie Wang, MD. Fellow, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Jay R. Horton, PhD, ACHPN, FNP-BC, MPH, CENP. Director of Nursing Safety, Quality, and Performance Improvement Mount Sinai Hospital. Assistant Professor Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Contact information: For technical questions about online activity or continuing education credits, contact membership@capc.org or 212-201-2674.

Provided by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

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