This learning pathway includes training and tools for primary care teams to manage symptoms, support patients with advance care planning, and improve quality of life along the trajectory of a serious illness.
Communicating serious clinical news to patients and families.
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.
Conducting a comprehensive pain assessment to guide safe and effective treatment.
Opioid pocket reference for providers including safe starting doses, equianalgesic chart, and standard dosing strengths. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2019.
Pain management for patients with serious illness and high risk for substance use disorder, including risk assessment, monitoring, and when to refer for safe pain management.
Quick reference to help clinicians with clinic based outpatient billing and coding. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2019.
Defining palliative care, which patients need it, how it is delivered, and how palliative care differs from hospice.
Checklist of triggers for referral to a specialty palliative care team.
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