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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Anxiety in Patients with Serious Illness

Take this online course to learn evidence-based strategies to identify and treat anxiety in patients with a serious illness.

Constipation in Patients with Serious Illness

Constipation occurs in at least 70% of patients living with a serious illness and often goes unrecognized. Take this online course to learn critical skills to identify and manage the impact of constipation.

Depression in Patients with Serious Illness

This online course teaches how to accurately identify and treat depression in patients living with a serious illness.

Dyspnea in Patients with Serious Illness

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.

Nausea and Vomiting in Patients with Serious Illness

Nausea and vomiting are common symptoms of serious illness, and can cause dangerous complications. Take this online course to learn practical skills to identify, manage, and reduce these symptoms.

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