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Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse - CHPN® Certification Review Course
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$299.99 USD
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13 hr 11 min
Multi-disc audio recording with electronic manual and instructions
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  1. Identify the trajectory for advanced cancer treatment and complications.
  2. Summarize the four interventions for dyspnea.
  3. List three components of a comprehensive pain assessment.
  4. Explain the use of adjuvant medications as part of a pain management plan.
  5. Describe the four vomiting centers of the brain.
  6. Assess goals of any patient presenting with these emergencies to align treatment.
  7. Distinguish the differences between grief and depression.
  8. Investigate the various signs of complicated grief.
  9. Discuss the differences between palliative care as an adjunct to disease treatments, and palliative care under hospice.
  10. Formulate a plan of care that includes components necessary to ensure cultural sensitivity.
  11. State the basic requirements for a patient to elect the Medicare Hospice Benefit.
  12. Recognize the signs and symptoms of the active dying process.
  13. Establish a priority list for the dying patient incorporating shared decision making.
  14. Define the stages of grief and loss according to the Kubler Ross Model.
Day One

Life Limiting Conditions in Adult Patients
  • Cancers
    • Disease Progression
    • Sites of Metastases
  • Treatment Side Effects
  • Neurologic disorders
    • Poor Outcomes with Stroke
    • Interventions for Dementia Symptoms
    • Using Feeding Tubes
    • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
    • Medications
    • Symptom Burdens
  • Cardiopulmonary Diseases
    • Management of CHF
    • Devices to Prolong Life & Complications of Use
    • COPD
    • Spirometry Progression
  • Concerns with Opioids
  • End Stage Renal Disease
  • Medical Management of Dialysis
  • Combining Transplant Hope with Hospice Care

Pain Management
  • Correcting Misconceptions
  • WHO Ladder
  • Pain Scales
  • Psychosocial Effects
  • Principles of the American Pain Society
  • Barriers to Pain management
  • Complementary Interventions
  • Spiritual & Cultural Components of Pain
  • Adjuvant Meds
    • Tolerance
    • Dependence & Addiction Issues
    • Side Effects
    • Dysesthesia
    • Allodynia
    • Hyperalgesia
    • Hyperesthesia

Symptom Management Strategies
  • Interventions for Dyspnea
  • The “4” Vomiting Centers of the Brain
  • Choosing “Wisely” Protocols
  • Bowel Obstruction
  • Mental Status Changes
    • Anxiety, Agitation, Confusion, Delirium
    • The Confusion Assessment Method

Depression in End of Life Care
  • Depression Risk Factors
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Pharmacologic Interventions
    • Antipsychotics
    • Black Box Warnings
  • Non-Pharmacologic Interventions
  • Terminal Restlessness

Hospice and Palliative Care Emergencies
  • Interventions & Options For:
    • Spinal Cord Compression
    • Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
    • Hypercalcemia
    • Cardiac Tamponade
    • Acute Hemorrhage
    • DIC
    • Beck’s Triade


Grief and Loss
  • Grief Theories
  • Kubler Ross’s Model
  • Commonalities: Stages/Tasks
  • Doka’s Manifestations of Grief
  • Bereavement
    • Worden’s Four Tasks of Mourning
    • Rando’s Process of Bereavement
    • Risks of Complicated Grief
    • Grief Support
    • Supporting Grieving Children
    • Bereavement Camps

Palliative Care
  • Differences Between:
    • Adjunct to Disease Treatment
    • Palliative Care in Hospice
  • Patient-Centered Goals
  • Advanced Care Planning
  • Shared Decision-Making

Medicare Requirements
  • Conditions of Participation
  • Rules/Regulations
  • Services & Therapies
  • Volunteer Services
  • Levels of Care
  • Reimbursement

Ensuring Cultural Sensitivity
  • Education & Advocacy
  • Religion Components
  • Language Differences
  • Food Preferences
  • Spiritual & Family Values
  • Teaching Components

Needs of the Dying Patient
  • Symptom Management
  • Delirium & Near Death Awareness
  • Standards of Practice

The National Consensus Project
  • Eight Domains of Care
  • Ethical & Legal Aspects

Interdisciplinary/Collaborative Practice
  • Professional Issues
  • Professional Development



Judy Dobson is employed as a hospice and palliative care nurse educator. Judy has gained extensive experience caring for patients with end stage disease through her time working as a hospice director; Judy organized the first local bereavement camp for children and teens in her area. She earned her MSN as a Clinical Nurse Specialist and also holds certifications as a Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse and as a Hospice Trainer. Judy remains a strong advocate for excellence in the field of hospice and palliative care and prepares nurses to sit for the NBCHPN certification examination.

In addition to Judy's expertise caring for end stage disease hospice patients, she will draw from her invaluable experiences in acute care departments caring for this specialized patient population as well, including: emergency departments, medical/surgical, end stage renal disease, pediatric oncology, gastroenterology, and flight nursing. She has also encountered many of these end stage diseases through personal family experiences as well, which adds another important perspective to the discussion.

She is a sought-after end-of-life presenter, having shared her keen insights at the local, state, and national levels. Judy is an ELNEC (End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium) trained presenter in Core and Geriatric Education. She recognizes that caring for persons with end stage disease requires extreme sensitivity, deep compassion, and extraordinary knowledge. Attend this seminar to learn from Judy's passion and expertise to provide optimal care for patients confronting the progression of an end stage disease.

Speaker Disclosures

Financial Judith A. Dobson is a Hospice/Palliative Care Educator. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Judith A. Dobson has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
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Nurses/Nurse Practitioners/Clinical Nurse Specialists - Credit Available Until: 11/11/2018
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Florida Nurses:
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