Description

It seems like skillfully addressing psychosocial dynamics in the hospice and palliative care settings become more and more complex by the day. In this webinar, we will focus on utilizing an acuity scale to assist us in assessing and identifying levels of need. We will then translate the information into action plans for all staff. This approach also assists us in communicating with managers and team members about how we prioritize our time. We will also review common situations that create challenges for the team.

Learning Outcomes

      • Identify four common psychosocial challenges for the team
      • Explain the use of a scale to determine levels of acuity
      • Apply levels of acuity to skills sets, interventions and action plans

Faculty

Gary Gardia, LCSW, APHSW-C

Over 34 years ago, Gary began his hospice career as a volunteer. Since then he has worked in many capacities leading a variety of teams and departments including volunteers, social workers, bereavement, and education.

Gary holds master’s degrees in both Education and Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He also holds the new Advanced Palliative Hospice Social Worker Certification (APHSW-C). Gary received the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s (NHPCO) Heart of Hospice Award for developing innovative programs to meet the needs of caregivers and the bereaved and is the recipient of the national social work organization Social Work Hospice and Palliative Network (SWHPN) Award of Excellence in Professional Education.

Gary is a frequent presenter and keynote speaker at state and national conferences and works as a consultant for various businesses and healthcare organizations. He has recently taken on the role as Executive Director of the Advanced Palliative Hospice Social Work certification organization.

CE/CME Information

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 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.