Critical Care Nursing
This Learning Pathway contains training and tools for critical care nurses to provide an added layer of support to patients. It includes continuing education courses in symptom management, how to communicate with patients about their goals of care and support difficult decision-making, and when to refer to specialty palliative care.
An introduction to palliative care, how it is delivered, its impact on quality of life, and the growing population of patients who need it.
Checklist of triggers for referral to a specialty palliative care team.
Communicating serious clinical news to patients and families.
Communication techniques for an effective family meeting.
How to initiate and conduct conversations about advance care planning.
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.
Conducting a comprehensive pain assessment to guide safe and effective treatment.
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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