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Leadership and advocacy Conference

April 13, 2019 to April 17, 2019

LAC19 is your opportunity to come together with other leaders in the field to help strengthen our foundation and collaborate on shaping our future. Leadership and advocacy go hand in hand and it is more important than ever that we stand united and work together.

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The Carolinas Center Palliative Care Bootcamp

March 28, 2019 to March 29, 2019

This interactive boot camp will not only
give healthcare providers best practice
tools needed to build and/or sustain a
successful community-based palliative care
program, but will allow participants to
begin the process for evaluating their
unique program needs and serve as a
stepping stone to accelerate the work in
their organizations.

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NHPCO Webinars - Building a Culture of Accountability

February 26, 2019

February 26, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

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Is everyone on your team accountable for providing high quality care for patients and families facing life-limiting illness? This Webinar will examine the different types of accountability at both the staff and organizational levels including accountability to management, communities, government agencies and accrediting bodies. Faculty also will offer strategies on how to utilize your compliance and QAPI teams to build and strengthen the culture of accountability in your hospice and palliative care program. 

Webinar Objectives

At the completion of this Webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Define what accountability means for the staff and organization as a whole
  • Describe the relationship between compliance and QAPI teams as it relates to accountability
  • Identify strategies and processes to ensure accountability and high-quality care for patients and families

Faculty

Hallie S. DeCapp RN, BSN, CHC

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Hallie S. DeCapp serves as the Vice President of Compliance/Compliance Officer at Harbor Light Hospice and has twenty-one years of experience in healthcare management. For the past ten years she has worked specifically in hospice management. Previously, she held the positions of Patient Care Manager, Executive Director and Vice President of Operations. Ms. DeCapp is certified in healthcare compliance, and currently has been selected to sit on the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s Regulatory Committee for her second term. Prior to coming to Harbor Light Hospice, Ms. DeCapp worked extensively in long term care. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing.

Kanda S. Wurm, BSN, RN, CHPC

Kanda S. Wurm serves as the Clinical Standards Manager/Privacy Officer at Harbor Light Hospice and has twenty-nine years of experience in nursing and management. Ms. Wurm has over seven years of hospice experience, with the last five years working for Harbor Light Hospice. Previously, she worked as a Case Manager, Patient Care Manager and Executive Director. Ms. Wurm holds a Certification in Healthcare Privacy Compliance which was obtained through Healthcare Compliance Association (HCCA) and sits on the Quality and Standards Committee for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in nursing education.

Nurse: NHPCO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

NHPCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 contact hours. Nurses should claim only the contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Accredited status by ANCC refers only to continuing nursing education and does not imply endorsement of any commercial product discussed in conjunction with this activity.

Physician: The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NHPCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals: For participants* whose disciplines are other than counselor, nurse and physician, you may request a Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals to submit to your accrediting bodies/licensing boards for continuing education credit. This certificate will indicate the Webinar was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. It is the responsibility of participants to submit the certificates to their accrediting bodies/licensing boards for approval. Unfortunately, NHPCO cannot guarantee its acceptance. To receive this certificate, you must complete all CE/CME requirements and indicate your desire to receive this certificate on the evaluation form.

*including bereavement professionals, finance professionals, physician assistants, social workers, spiritual care givers, etc.

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NHPCO Webinar - Improving Access for Diverse/Marginalized Populations

February 14, 2019

February 14, 2019
2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

CE/CME Information

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Webinar Description

Changing demographics means that organizations can no longer plan only for the familiar, comfortable and traditional ways of doing business. Implementing strategies to improve access and eliminate disparities in end-of-life care faced by patients and families of color should become a priority for all hospices and palliative care services. This Webinar will address the importance of increasing your staff and volunteer workforce to reflect the diversity of the communities you serve and provide strategies and examples of how you can build trust with these populations.

Webinar Objectives

At the completion of this Webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss end-of-life care through the lens of patients and families from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds
  • Describe the role of cultural humility in caring for patients and families
  • Identify challenges and issues related to access with these patient populations

Faculty

Lisa Cappelli, RN MS CHPN

Lisa is a Nationally Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse and has worked as a staff nurse at Agrace Hospice and Palliative Care, in Fitchburg, WI, since 1999. She is a full-time faculty member in the Nursing Program at Madison College in Madison, Wisconsin. She sits on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee for Agrace and is the Chair of the Equity and Inclusion Committee for the Nursing Program at Madison College. Lisa’s passion is promoting culturally responsive nursing education and end-of-life care.

Brenda González

Brenda serves as the Diversity Manager with Agrace Hospice and Palliative Care. She develops and implements strategies for Agrace to improve access and ensure culturally congruent care to multicultural, diverse and underserved patients. She has more than 20 years of professional experience in diversity, equity and inclusion, community relations and outreach. Her work has focused in collaborating in the Madison community helping people navigate the complexities of our health care system, especially among linguistically and isolated communities. She has been recognized as one of the top 29 most powerful Latinos in Wisconsin by Madison 365 and identified by Brava Magazine as one of 30 Women to Watch.

Deanna Rymaszewski, MSW, APSW

Deanna is the Clinical Educator – Social Worker for Agrace Hospice and Palliative Care, a not for profit hospice based in Fitchburg, WI that serves South Central Wisconsin as well as North Central Illinois. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish, with an emphasis in Hispanic Health and Human Services, and a Master’s in Social Work. Since then she has had the opportunity to work with diverse populations in Milwaukee and Madison as well as surrounding areas. She has experience working with the elderly, physically disabled, and terminally ill and their grieving families. In her current role, Deanna develops education on a wide-range of topics that relate to psychosocial considerations at end of life. She presents to Agrace staff as well as the local community members and providers. She is also a member of the Agrace Inclusion and Equity Committee and Ethics Committee.

Nurse: NHPCO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

NHPCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 contact hours. Nurses should claim only the contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Accredited status by ANCC refers only to continuing nursing education and does not imply endorsement of any commercial product discussed in conjunction with this activity.

Counselor: The National Hospice and Palliative Care has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6232. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHPCO is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 1 NBCC Clock Hour offered. 
 

Physician: The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NHPCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals: For participants* whose disciplines are other than nurse and physician, you may request a Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals to submit to your accrediting bodies/licensing boards for continuing education credit. This certificate will indicate the Webinar was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. It is the responsibility of participants to submit the certificates to their accrediting bodies/licensing boards for approval. Unfortunately, NHPCO cannot guarantee its acceptance. To receive this certificate, you must complete all CE/CME requirements and indicate your desire to receive this certificate on the evaluation form.

*including bereavement professionals, finance professionals, physician assistants, social workers, spiritual care givers, etc.

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NHPCO Webinars - Creating a Thriving IDT Culture

January 29, 2019

January 29, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

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Hospice and palliative care teams can transform end-of-life experiences. Beyond a disease approach, the “Experience Approach” to care is grounded in an interdisciplinary model driven by patient/family values, goals and wishes for how they want to live out their lives. Whether the patient has nine hours, days, or months to live – an interdisciplinary team (IDT) that continually focuses on what is most important to the patient and family will help to create transformative experiences. This Webinar will discuss components of creating and maintaining a culture where hospice interdisciplinary practice thrives, supports patient and family values, goals, and wishes, and enriches the lives of staff and volunteers. 

Webinar Objectives

At the completion of this Webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the specialty of hospice interdisciplinary care that focuses on transforming patient/family end-of-life experiences
  • Identify components that create and hardwire an effective interdisciplinary team culture, including IDT meetings
  • Demonstrate the value of interdisciplinary practice for patients/families, staff/volunteers, and the hospice organization

Faculty

Kathleen Egan City, MA, BS, RN

Ms. Egan City is a career-long patient, family, and clinician advocate who has worked in hospice care for over 25 years and is passionate about interdisciplinary teams. As an executive team member of one of the Florida’s largest non-profit hospices, Kathleen worked to expand innovative programs and services. Ms. Egan City was the founding Director of the first Hospice Institute, an international hospice and palliative care consulting, research, education, and advocacy division of the hospice. It is during her Institute years that she began working with hospices nationally to improve interdisciplinary care, systems, leadership, clinical practices, outreach, education and market share. For the past few years Kathleen has worked as a consultant with Weatherbee Resources’ clients in interim administration/management, IDT culture/practices, compliance, audits/denial responses, documentation, leadership training and executive coaching.  Ms. Egan City has chaired and served on many NHPCO committees and as an NHPCO board member.

Counselor: The National Hospice and Palliative Care has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6232. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHPCO is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 
 

Nurse: NHPCO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

NHPCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 contact hours. Nurses should claim only the contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Accredited status by ANCC refers only to continuing nursing education and does not imply endorsement of any commercial product discussed in conjunction with this activity.

Physician: The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NHPCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals: For participants* whose disciplines are other than counselor, nurse and physician, you may request a Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals to submit to your accrediting bodies/licensing boards for continuing education credit. This certificate will indicate the Webinar was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. It is the responsibility of participants to submit the certificates to their accrediting bodies/licensing boards for approval. Unfortunately, NHPCO cannot guarantee its acceptance. To receive this certificate, you must complete all CE/CME requirements and indicate your desire to receive this certificate on the evaluation form.

*including bereavement professionals, finance professionals, physician assistants, social workers, spiritual care givers, etc.

Register today
Member   |   Non-member

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