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NHPCO Webinar - Community-Based Palliative Care: Non-Cancer Patients

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

June 14, 2018
2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

CE/CME Information

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Webinar Description

Community-Based Palliative Care (CBPC) services for patients/families with Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) and Chronic Pulmonary Obstructive Disease (COPD) present both opportunities and challenges for hospice and palliative care organizations. This Webinar will highlight the high prevalence of CHF and COPD patients/families with palliative care needs and examine their complex disease trajectories. Faculty will discuss how hospice and palliative care providers can create CBPC models that have the greatest impact and will offer strategies for overcoming existing barriers and providing the best care to patients/families with these diagnoses.

Webinar Objectives

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

  • Identify opportunities to provide CBPC for CHF and COPD patients/families
  • Discuss the complex disease trajectories of CHF and COPD
  • Describe strategies for providing the best care to patients/families with these diagnoses


Mara M. Lugassy, MD

Dr. Lugassy received her M.D. from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai and completed her residency in Neurology followed by a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Lugassy is a Senior Hospice Medical Director at MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Social Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine as well as Neurology, and has extensive teaching experience.

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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