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Care When There is No Cure for Patients with End Stage Diseases
Care When There is No Cure for Patients with End Stage Diseases

Where:  KING OF PRUSSIA, PA

When:  Friday, December 8, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Location

CROWNE PLAZA VALLEY FORGE
260 MALL BOULEVARD
KING OF PRUSSIA, PA 19406
Phone: 610-265-7500
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Course Description:

Preserving a patient's legacy - Harold's story…

Harold was a patient with metastatic bowel cancer - he had just months to live. Over his lifetime, he had been instrumental in transforming acres of farmland into the village that he grew to love. This legacy was extremely important to Harold. In an effort to keep this heritage alive, he had large posters made of photos, and he even used his carpentry skills to create an entire model of the town. Upon hospice visits, his only focus was teaching his caregivers about this legacy; he did not want it lost with his death.

His caregivers began videotaping him sharing the story of his village – but that wasn't enough for Harold. With his permission, a local TV station was brought in, focusing on the model, photos, and the stories behind them. The TV personnel never mentioned that Harold was ill. The video aired on the local station, and Harold was ecstatic - and at peace. He passed away soon after, his legacy preserved.


In this compelling seminar, multiple case studies like Harold's will provide you with examples that you can incorporate when caring for the terminally ill. Caring for patients with end stage disease requires extreme sensitivity, deep compassion, and extraordinary knowledge. In order to deliver expert, holistic care, healthcare professionals need to have a toolbox full of new interventions to promote quality of life.

Each particular end stage disease has unique complexities for the patient, the family, and the healthcare professional - and this seminar will cover specific strategies for caring for these patients.

Did you know that a patient seeking a liver transplant can be on hospice care while waiting? We will discuss how this is done.

What can we do for patients with COPD who's seemingly only solution for an exacerbation is a visit to the ER? We have an intervention for this.

How can we keep costs down without sacrificing patient care? We’ll give you the latest strategies, proven successful in practice.

It's time to think outside the box.

Walk away from this seminar with new tools for quality support - and care when there is no cure.
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Learner Objectives:

  1. Evaluate two performance and prognostic methods that are predictive of poor survival.
  2. Differentiate palliative treatment options for five end stage diseases.
  3. Describe the eight domains of palliative care interventions for patients at the final stage of life.
  4. Analyze five complications related to artificial hydration and nutrition.
  5. Discuss two ethical issues often seen in end stage disease.
  6. Recognize two strategies to overcome fear of death.
Program Outline

  • Disease Prognostication: An Inexact Art & Science
    • Illness and Dying Trajectories, Manifestations
    • Performance Scales (CAPC website)
    • Prognostication and Prognostic Scales
    • Palliative Care? Hospice?
    • Eight Domains for Quality Practice
    • Crucial Conversations
  • Heart Failure
    • Devices to Extend Life
      • Non-Pharmacological Interventions for HF
      • Assessing QOL in Heart Failure
  • Advanced Cancer/Neoplastic Conditions
    • Staging and Grading
    • Advanced or End Stage Cancer
    • Spiritual Needs in Cancer
    • Distress Management
    • Choosing Wisely: For Patients with Advanced Cancer
  • End Stage Lung Disease
    • Scales Uesd in Pulmonary Disease
    • Symptom Burden & Treatment in Pulmonary Conditions
    • Treating dyspnea: The "pain" of Non-malignant Disease
    • Morphine (opiods) for Dyspnea
    • Oxygen - A Medication
    • The Medication Toolbox at Home
    • Action Plan for Dyspnea Crises
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
    • Common Symptoms and Treatment in ALS
    • Choices in Respiratory Support
    • Medications for ALS
    • Palliative Care/Hospice Referral
  • Dementia
    • The Instrument for Patient Capacity Assessment (ICAN)
    • Pharmacotherapy for Dementia and Behaviors
    • Non-cognitive Neuropsychiatric Symptoms (NPS)
    • Non-pharmacologic Interventions
    • Functional Assessment Staging of Alzheimer's Disease (FAST) Scale
    • Ethical Issues with Dementia
    • Addressing Safety Matters
    • Delirium, Agitation & Aggression in Dementia
  • End Stage Renal Disease
    • Chronic Kidney Disease or End Stage?
    • Symptoms and Management in CKD
    • Conservative Treatment or Dialysis?
    • Potential Symptoms After Dialysis Discontinuation
    • Ethical/Legal Problems
    • Components of a Renal Palliative Care Program
  • End Stage Liver (Hepatic) Disease
    • Prognostic Scales for ESLD
    • Symptoms and Treatment of Cirrhosis and Late Stage Hepatic Disease
    • Psychosocial Issues in End Stage Hepatic Disease
  • Think Outside the Box - on End Stage Disease Care
    • Thirst vs. Xerostomia
    • Challenging Decisions - Honoring Patients' Wishes
    • What Do Family Caregivers Want?
    • Reframing Hope
    • Pain During the Final Hours of Life
    • Palliative Sedation
    • Hastened Death Request
    • Signs of Imminent Death
    • Near Death Awareness
  • Moral Distress
    • Ethical Dilemmas in Palliative Care
    • Moral Crescendo Effect and Residue
    • Fear and Coping with Dying and Death
    • Barriers to Professional Self-Care
    • Personal versus Professional Grieving
    • Destined for Greatness

NANCY E. JOYNER, RN, MS, APRN-CNS, ACHPN®

Nancy E. Joyner is a Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist with prescriptive practice. She is currently self-employed as a consultant, speaker, educator and author. Nancy has gained extensive experience in serious illness, frailty, and end of life care through her 28 years working bedside as a registered nurse and an additional 11 years as an advanced practice nurse with prescriptive practice.

Her commitment to the specialty is seen through furthering her education to become a palliative care Clinical Nurse Specialist, certification as an Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse serving as an active member on the Hospice and Palliative Nursing (HPNA)'s Professional Development Council and becoming an HPNA Nurse Educator.

Nancy has shared her passionate insights at the local, state, and national levels. She is an ELNEC (End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium) trained presenter and has taught the national advanced NBCHPN certification review course, and has shared her insights as an online palliative care faculty member.

You are guaranteed to learn from Nancy's passion to deliver extreme compassion, expert communication skills, and extraordinary knowledge to the end of life patients entrusted to your care.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Nancy E. Joyner is CEO and President of Nancy Joyner Consulting, P.C. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Nancy E. Joyner has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
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