in-service On-line Training Modules

(No Professional CE for admin, nurses, Social Workers designated on these courses)- 12 Hours

Easy steps to get your certificate of completion:

1. Bookmark this page so that you can return to it later.

2. Click on the class you want to take

3. Watch and listen to the on-line presentation

4. Take the quiz at end and score an 80 or above.

5. Print the success page that contains your name, score, class name, hours awarded for successful completion of class.

The presentations have sound and are timed. At the end there is a quiz that you must get an 80 or above on to get continuing education credit. These classes do not offer continuing nurse education (except the advanced directive course).

**No conflicts of interest, commercial support, endorsement of products, off-label use of products accompany these presentations. 

Contact us if you experience any problems at [email protected]

Current Classes (click one to start taking the course):

 

Class Name

Credits

1.

The Hospice Philosophy

Sandi Hebley, RN, CHPN, LMSW

A presentation explaining the roots of hospice and palliative care including how the medicare hospice benefit came about. A thoughtful look at hospice perceptions, and how hospice differs from the current medical system model.

Audience: All
Level: General

 

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2.

Safety in the Home Environment

Sandi Hebley, RN, CHPN, LMSW

This presentation covers patient, family and worker safety in the home environment. Everything safety related, from working with drugs, oxygen, fire hazards, toxic chemicals and dangerous situations to blood borne pathogens and environmental hazards will be covered.

Audience: All
Level: General

 

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3.

Pain and Symptom Management for Non-Nurses

Sandi Hebley, RN, CHPN, LMSW

A presentation about pain for non-nurse employees. Myths, addiction, principals, special populations, medications and non-medication pain relief modalities will be discusses.

Audience: All
Level: General

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4.

Adverse Incidents and Medical Device Events

In this presentation the participant will Identify several types of medical devices used in the home. Explain why reporting problems with medical devices in the home environment is important. Describe your role in promoting patient safety with medical devices used in the home. Describe the steps to take to report an adverse event or problem with a medical device used in the home.

Audience: All
Level: General

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5.

Texas Hospice Regulation Department Resources, Survey Roles and Responsibilities and Criminal History Checks

Objectives:

1. Locate the web site List available resources on the HHSC web site

2. Describe how to sign up for updates Name contacts within HHSC for licensing, regulation, policy, reporting of abuse/neglect/exploitation and Medicaid contracts/policy

3. Describe roles and responsibilities in the regulatory process

4. Describe surveyor training in preparation for their job

5. Discuss criminal history documentation requirements


Audience: All

 

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6.

Emergency Preparedness Planning and Implementation Related to Texas State Licensure Requirements

Objectives:

1. Identify key components of a hospice agency’s emergency preparedness planning.

2. Name the phases of emergency preparedness planning and implementation.

Audience: All

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7.

HIPAA

An overview of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Omnibus rule of 2013 and Texas specific HIPAA standards. The presentation will cover the rights of persons receiving services, Responsibilities of Releasing Protected Health Information (PHI) and Penalties for violating HIPAA laws.

Audience: All

 

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8.

Ethics at End of Life

Irene Prather M.D., Medical Director at VITAS Innovative Hospice This session will educate healthcare professionals on the fundamentals of ethics and to ensure high quality care and a heightened sense of ethical awareness when providing services to hospice patients and their families.

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9.

Rodney Bolejack, D.Min, Chaplain,

One of the primary concerns of hospice patients is fear of abandonment. Such may occur at several levels, particularly when busy schedules focus our attention on protocols, procedures, and paperwork. This presentation explores "Companioning" as an essential hospice concept. Benefits& Burdens and Barriers & Bridges to creating a shared journey will be examined from professional and intra-personal perspectives. Participants will learn how to apply "Companioning" skills and attitudes to enrich the hospice experience for the patient as well as for the professional.
Audiences: All
Level: General

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10.

Everything You Need To Know About Advance Directives

Chris DeMeo, JD, Shareholder, Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C

A discussion of the legal background and requirements for advance directives in Texas and New Mexico, including an overview of recent cases. The procedures, policies and documentation for executing advance directives from intake forward, and what to do in the absence.
Audience: All
Level:  Intermediate

Objectives:

1. Identify the legal issues related to advance directives.

2. Demonstrate effective patient teaching of advance directives to hospice patients and families.

3. Describe how best to operationalize legal requirements relating to advance directives in order to create or obtain the appropriate advance directive for a patient based on their wishes for end of life care.

Audiences: All
Level: General

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Infection Control/OSHA

Objectives: Identify procedures for reporting and treating needle-stick injuries; Identify common bloodborne pathogens transmitted; Recognize universal Infection and communicable disease control precautions; Discuss Bloodborne illness and risks associated with transmittal; Identify standards for cleanup of blood and bodily fluids; Identify storage and labeling for Biohazardous waste

Audiences: All
Level: General

Resource: http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/hospital/er/er.html#BloodbornePathogens

 

 

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12.

Professional Boundaries

Sandi Hebley, RN, CHPN, LMSW
In this session participants will hold a discussion of professional codes of ethics, differences in personal self-interest motivations, self-disclosure, issues of gifts and actions necessary to maintain appropriate boundaries in professional relationships.

Audience:  All                  
 

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13.

Rights of the Elderly

Objectives: 1. Define the rights of elderly persons. 2. Identify procedures that hospice’s must take to grant these rights.

Audience:  All

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14.

Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation & Client Complaints

Objectives: 1. Explain the process for reporting ANE complaints and incidents 2. Identify the elements of a provider investigation 3. Locate the form, provider letters, phone numbers and the ANE website for information on making complaints and reporting incidents.

Audience: All


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15.

What to Do When it All Falls Apart: Moving from Service Failure to Service Recovery

Carla Cheatham, Principal Lead Trainer at Carla Cheatham Consulting Group

Service failures are a regrettable reality. The goal may be to have none, but it is realistic to expect we will and wise to prepare to not just survive but actually thrive through them for the sake of the patient and family as well as the team and organization. This presentation will cover ways all disciplines may effectively respond to, heal, and learn from these events while being hard on systems but gentle with people.

Audience: All | Level: Intermediate

 


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