This learning pathway contains training and tools to provide an added layer of support for patients in the Emergency Department. 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.
Checklist of triggers for referral to a specialty palliative care team.
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.
Conducting a comprehensive pain assessment to guide safe and effective treatment.
Reducing physical and emotional suffering from dyspnea for patients with serious illness.
Identifying and managing nausea and vomiting for patients living with serious illness and their caregivers.
Assessing and managing constipation in people with serious illness.
Patient eligibility, which providers can bill, understanding time-based billing, and what documentation is required.
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