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 Designation

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 credits:

  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • Case Management: 6.25 CE
  • 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.

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