Improving Quality of Life for Patients with COPD
This learning pathway contains training and tools to improve quality of life for people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, including communicating about care priorities and symptom management.
Checklist of triggers for referral to a specialty palliative care team.
Assessing and addressing sources of suffering for people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and their caregivers.
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.
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.
Requirements, best practices, documentation requirements, and time thresholds for Advance Care Planning (ACP) services. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2018.
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.
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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