Needs Assessment: Ensuring Successful Community-Based Palliative Care

Last Reviewed: January 15, 2015

Accrediting Bodies

Physicians

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the providership of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™ effective 1/1/2018-12/31/2019. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Released: 1/1/2018; Valid for credit through 12/31/2019

Estimated Time of Completion for CME: 45 minutes

Physician Assistants

The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai designates this enduring material with AMA PRA Category 0.75 Credit(s)™ as specified, which can be applied to the continuing education of Physician Assistants. Physician Assistants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses (Registered Nurses, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Licensed Nurses)

This activity is approved by the New Jersey State Nurses Association for 1.25 continuing education contact hours effective 1/15/2015-12/31/2019. The New Jersey State Nurses Association is accredited as accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (Approver #7573-3/14-16).

Estimated Time of Completion for CNE: 75 minutes

Social Workers

This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886437049-5550) for 1.0 continuing education contact hours effective 1/1/2016-10/31/2019.

Center to Advance Palliative Care SW CPE #0257 is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers effective 8/1/2015-7/31/2021. This program has been approved for 1.25 continuing education contact hours.

Certified Case Managers

This program is approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification (Approval # 190002560) to provide 1.25 continuing education credits to CCM® board certified case managers.

Licensed Professional Counselors
This activity has not been awarded contact hours for licensed professional counselors. Licensed professional counselors will receive a verification of attendance certificate upon course completion.

Verification of Attendance (VOA)

All users that are not eligible for continuing education will receive a Verification of Attendance certificate upon completion of the course.

Course Media Instructions

Software Requirements: CAPC’s online curriculum, tools and technical assistance are designed to be fully compatible through multiple platforms: computer, smartphone (iOS or Android) or tablet running the following web browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer (Version 11 and higher).

Content: Each course is comprised of interactive learning components (articles, tools, or supporting materials), video and audio. The learner will be expected to complete various interactive processes such as matching, simulated clinical decision-making, fill in the blanks, and highlighting content.

To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online, receive a minimum score of 80% on the post-test, and complete the course evaluation. A printable certificate of completion or a continuing award document specific to the discipline will be awarded.

Target Audience: Each program is developed for chaplains/spiritual counselors, nurses, physicians, physician assistants, social workers, case managers, palliative care program leaders, and healthcare leaders (hospital, health system and community care).

Activity Description/Statement of Needs: CAPC’s online curriculum provides training in two critical areas. Technical assistance courses are designed to help palliative care program leaders address key challenges such as implementing palliative care in community health care settings. Clinical coursework provides fundamental training in pain and symptom management, communication, and other key skills needed to work with patients with serious illness.

Disclaimers: The opinions expressed in the courses are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the sponsor, the educational partner, or the supporter. Please review complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings, and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

Activities do not contain information on commercial products/devices that are unlabeled for use or investigational uses of products not yet approved.

Faculty Disclosures and Conflict of Interest: It is the policy of CAPC to ensure objectivity, balance, independence, transparency, and scientific rigor in all CME-provided educational activities per the highest standards of ANCC and ACGME guidelines. There may be other organizations depending on the topic. For all courses, Faculty/Presenters/Authors/Content Reviewers complete conflict of interest forms to determine any potential bias or conflict of interest. Disclosures are available for each activity.

Copyright Information: All rights reserved by the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC). No materials may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission except in the case of brief quotations embodied in articles or reviews.

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