This learning pathway includes training and tools for cardiology teams to manage symptoms, support patients with advance care planning, and improve quality of life along the trajectory of heart disease.
Checklist of triggers for referral to a specialty palliative care team.
Interventions to reduce suffering along the disease trajectory for people living with congestive heart failure (CHF), and their families.
Communicating serious clinical news to patients and families.
How to discuss patient prognosis in a manner that is sensitive, clear, and supportive.
Strategies for eliciting patient goals and preferences to inform treatment decisions.
Communication techniques for an effective family meeting.
How to initiate and conduct conversations about advance care planning.
Requirements, best practices, documentation requirements, and time thresholds for Advance Care Planning (ACP) services. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2018.
Reducing physical and emotional suffering from dyspnea for patients with serious illness.
Safe opioid prescribing for patients with serious illness, using the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) Guidelines for the Chronic Use of Opioid Analgesics.
Assessing and supporting caregivers of people with serious illness.
This course provides context and best practices for identifying older adults at risk for poor outcomes, including falls, delirium, and caregiving challenges.
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