What You’ll Learn
Improve patient quality of life and prevent avoidable crises for patients with serious illness through expert management of common symptoms.
Uncontrolled symptoms lead to preventable suffering and crises that often result in ED visits and hospitalizations for patients and their families. CAPC’s symptom management unit covers techniques for assessing and managing common sources of distress, including nausea, constipation, dyspnea, depression, and anxiety. Pain is a much-feared side effect of many serious illnesses, but is manageable with proper training. For comprehensive training in pain management, see our pain management curriculum.
CAPC members, take all five courses in this unit to achieve CAPC Designation status in symptom management. Designation can be added to your performance file or resume to indicate comprehensive training in symptom management for patients with serious illness. You must be logged in with a CAPC member account for your Symptom Management course completions to count toward CAPC Designation.
What You’ll Earn
CAPC members can earn the following free continuing education credits and MOC points:
- Case Management: 5.00 CE
- Licensed Professional Counselors: 2.00 CE
- Medicine: 3.75 CME, 3.75 ABIM MOC (Medical Knowledge Only)
- Nursing: 5.00 CNE, 2.25 Pharmacotherapy
- Social Work: 5.00 CE (NASW)
- Social Work: 5.00 CE (NYSED)
The continuing education values listed on this page apply to the current term of accreditation for the courses in this unit. See individual course pages for more information about the accrediting bodies.
Nausea and Vomiting
Identifying and managing nausea and vomiting for patients living with serious illness and their car…
Reducing physical and emotional suffering from dyspnea for patients with serious illness.
Assessing and managing constipation in people with serious illness.
Prevalence, screening recommendations, and evidence-based strategies to treat anxiety in patients w…
Prevalence, screening recommendations, and evidence-based strategies to treat depression in patient…