This learning pathway contains training and tools to provide an added layer of support for patients living with pulmonary disease. It includes continuing education courses in 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.
Online course for assessing and addressing sources of suffering for people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and their caregivers.
Take this online course to learn how to manage dyspnea, including the physical causes of shortness of breath and the emotional impact on the patient.
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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