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2018 NHPCO's Interdisciplinary Conference

November 5, 2018 to November 7, 2018

NHPCO's Interdisciplinary Conference 
Preconference Dates: November 3-4, 2018; 
Main Conference Dates: November 5-7, 2018
Hyatt Regency New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

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Cultivating Emotional Intelligence

May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018
2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

CE/CME Information

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Webinar Description

Successful hospice and palliative care professionals not only understand and manage their own emotions, they understand and appreciate the emotions of others. This Webinar provides you the opportunity evaluate and cultivate your emotional intelligence. Faculty will share new strategies for creating a more emotionally intelligent work environment to support your role in the care of patients and families. 

Webinar Objectives

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

  • Discuss the role and value of emotional intelligence
  • Identify emotional triggers that affect hospice and palliative care professionals
  • Describe a method for shifting a potentially destructive encounter into an effective encounter

Faculty 

Joy Berger, DMA, FT, BCC, MT-BC

Dr. Joy Berger is a passionate, purposeful hospice and palliative care educator for professionals and volunteers, and for patients’ caregivers and families. As a chaplain and music therapist at Hospice of Louisville (KY), Joy received NCHPP’s National Heart of Hospice Psychosocial/Spiritual Care award. As director of education and volunteers at Hosparus, she chaired NCHPP’s Research/Academic/Education section. As director of education for the Hospice Education Network, Joy developed content and coached hospice and palliative care educators—nationally—on ways to use online education to train staff and volunteers. Today, as owner/CEO of Composing Life Out of Loss, Joy equips hospice and palliative care organizations with creative, compassionate online education and support resources for patients’ caregivers and families, companioned with professional and volunteer training. Joy also wrote and taught NHPCO’s original “Emotional Intelligence” online module for the Manager Development Program. She authored Music of the Soul – Composing Life Out of Loss, published in Routledge’s Series in Death, Dying and Bereavement.

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.

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2018 Management and Leadership Conference

April 23, 2018 to April 25, 2018

Management and Leadership Conference 
Preconference Dates: April 21-22, 2018
Main Conference: April 23-25, 2018 
Washington Hilton, Washington DC

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Motivational Interviewing for Wellness

April 14, 2018

Are you a health professional looking to earn CE credits? Do you want to help motivate others to choose healthy behaviors? This behavior change training is intended as a review for health practitioners and others who are already familiar with motivational interviewing (MI). Professionals with limited or no prior experience may also benefit from the presentation of the history and basic principles of MI.

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NHPCO Webinar - Hospice Compare

March 27, 2018

March 27, 2018
2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

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Webinar Description

Hospice Compare puts on public display hospices’ performance on quality measures compared to national averages as well as to each other. With the addition of Hospice CAHPS scores to Hospice Compare in February, 2018, its importance for hospices, referrers, and the community becomes even greater. 

It is essential that hospices employ all available tools to achieve the best results possible in Hospice Compare. From Validation to Provider Preview, CASPER reports can play a key part in ensuring accuracy and maximizing performance on Hospice Compare. This webinar will provide information that will enable hospice to use CASPER reports to identify strengths and weaknesses in their HQRP processes so they can proactively make adjustments to organizational practices that affect their results in Hospice Compare.

Webinar Objectives

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

  • Describe the CASPER reports available for hospice providers and how to access and interpret them
  • Identify the relationship between selected CASPER reports and organizational practices
  • Determine effective approaches to using CASPER reports to improve performance in Hospice Compare

Faculty

Jennifer Kennedy, MA, BSN, RN, CHC

Jennifer is the Senior Director of Regulatory and Quality for the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization and has been with the organization since 2006. She has 30 years of experience as a leader and nurse in diverse healthcare settings and has worked in hospice and palliative care for the last 18 years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in nursing, a dual master’s degree in health education and case management, and will complete her doctoral degree in health care education and policy in 2018. Jennifer is a certified compliance professional and legal nurse consultant. She speaks at national and state conferences, writes articles for trade journals, contributes to health care publisher materials, develops education and resources for hospice and palliative care providers, and serves on the ANA’s national palliative nursing task group.

Carol Spence, PhD

Carol Spence is Vice President of Quality and Research at NHPCO and is responsible for NHPCO performance measurement development and implementation activities in addition to all other NHPCO research activities. Carol has many years of experience as a hospice nurse. She served on the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses for six years and is past chair of the Examination Development Committee for the certification examination for advanced practice hospice and palliative nurses. Dr. Spence has experience in research design, and in developing, implementing and managing field research projects. She holds a doctoral degree from the University of Maryland School of Nursing and a Master of Science degree in mental health nursing.

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.

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advanced European bioethics course 'Suffering, Death and Palliative Care

March 20, 2018 to March 23, 2018

The section of Healthcare Ethics, department IQ healthcare, (Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre) organizes the 20th edition of the advanced European bioethics Course ‘Suffering, Death and Palliative Care’ from March 20-23, 2018.
Objective of this course is to educate the participants on two main aspects: ethical questions of palliative care and medically assisted death, and philosophical, theological and medical reflections on the concepts of death and suffering. Attitudes towards death and dying, and the ethical aspects of continuing or foregoing medical treatment, and of medically assisted death receive considerable attention in this course. In addition, the dimensions of spirituality, rituals and intercultural diversity are covered.
The key-note lecture will be held by prof. Allan Kellehear, Academic Director Digital Health Enterprise Zone, 50th Anniversary Professor (End-of-Life Care), University of Bradford, UK.

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Gilchrist Job Fair

March 14, 2018

Looking to Make a Difference?

Come explore careers with a nationally recognized, nonprofit leader in serious illness and end-of-life care.

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Creative Approaches in Bereavement

March 8, 2018

March 8, 2018
2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

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Comprehensive Assessment and Plan of Care

February 8, 2018

February 8, 2018
2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

CE/CME Information

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Webinar Description

The comprehensive assessment and plan of care continue to be cited in the top 10 deficiencies by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) surveyors. This Webinar will offer a fresh approach and new strategies to transform your documentation of the comprehensive assessment and care planning processes by drawing on the expertise of the entire interdisciplinary group (IDG). Whether for a pediatric or adult patient, hospice providers must develop a highly individualized plan of care that can be reviewed and updated based on the patient’s ever-changing condition. This webinar will examine how the IDG performs the initial, comprehensive, and updated comprehensive assessments and utilizes the assessment data to develop each patient’s individualized plan of care.  

Webinar Objectives

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

  • Discuss the most common survey deficiencies cited by CMS related to the hospice comprehensive assessment and plan of care
  • Describe how to foster and support IDG collaboration in an effort to create strong and consistent clinical record documentation
  • Identify strategies for utilizing data from the  comprehensive assessments to create individualized plans of care

Faculty 

Carrie Coolie, RN, MSN

Carrie is the Chief Operating Officer with Weatherbee Resources. Carrie’s regulatory expertise and extensive consulting experience includes forensic clinical record auditing, baseline compliance audits/mock surveys, interim management, clinical due diligence, and executive coaching. Carrie also works directly with clients’ legal counsel in preparation for arbitration and other hearings. She is a registered nurse and holds a Master’s degree from Samford University with a specialty in nursing leadership and healthcare finance.

Lynn Stange, RN, BSN, MA, CHC 

Lynn is the Chief Compliance and Consulting Integrity Officer for Weatherbee Resources. She has held positions in education, infection control, long term care, hospice, risk management, consulting and compliance. Lynn has spent the last 10 years in hospice. Currently, she provides support to hospices in the areas of regulatory compliance and quality initiatives. She has a Bachelors' degree in nursing from Carroll College and a Master’s degree from the University of Phoenix Las Vegas. In 2014, she completed a certification in healthcare compliance - CHC.

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.

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End-of-life Training for Practitioners Working with Clients and Families

February 3, 2018

On February 3rd, YHC will be hosting an End-of-life training for practitioners who work with clients and their families. The purpose of this training is to train healthcare practitioners in an ethical, client-centered approach to end-of-life issues.

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