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2022 Nurse Bundle Pack



  These educational activities are jointly provided by AXIS Medical Education and Texas & New Mexico Hospice Organization

The purpose of this education activity is to enhance the knowledge of the Hospice Registered Nurse in the area of end of life & palliative care by addressing excellence in hospice services, standards and ethical practices in an effort to promote quality, compassionate care for the terminally ill and their families as evidenced by participant post-test scores & course evaluations.

  Target Audience: Executive Directors, Clinical Managers, Corporate Compliance Officers, QAPI Coordinators, the Interdisciplinary Group, and Hospice Nurses.

9 hours of On-line Continuing Education training with contact hours for Nurses.  Disclosures to Participants


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AXIS Medical Education and. Texas & New Mexico Hospice Organization. AXIS Medical Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. Credit Designation for Nursing AXIS Medical Education designates these continuing nursing education activities for 1.0 contact hour each.   Learners are advised that accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.


***We are using a new Learning Management System called TalentLMS, so please use the email address when checking out in the billing section that you are going to use to complete the course. If you do not have an account on that email address please create a new account for this purchase. You will receive an email after completing your payment that will have a link to start your training on TalentLMS.***

Syllabus - Keeping Current with Hospice: End of Life & Palliative Care On-line Education Bundle for Nurses

Why Do Some People Love Me, Hate Me or Suck the Life Out of Me?

    • Glenn Gray, LCSW, Bereavement Coordinator, Baylor Scott & White Hospice
  • This presentation applies “Attachment Theory” to help understand why different people perceive us and interact with us the way they Knowing “why” can enhance the service you provide and may save your professional life.
  • Objectives: Discuss the different attachment styles 2. Describe how to use the known attachment style to help patients and families.
  • Test- Why Do Some People Love Me, Hate Me or Suck the Life Out of Me?

 Navigating Care Compare

    • Helen Bauer, RN, BSN, CHPN
    • Information about healthcare providers is becoming more visible to the public. It’s imperative that hospice agencies are aware of just what information is available online to the public through CMS’s Care Compare website. Learn how to navigate the Care Compare site, locate your data, determine how your HIS practices drive your numbers, and identify target areas for With this knowledge, agencies can see just what potential patients, contract partners, and referral sources see when looking for hospice providers.
    • Objective: Learn the purpose of the Care Compare website and CMS’s intention for use by the public. 2. Identify what data is included in the Care Compare website for individual hospice agencies. 3. Determine what information the public can visualize on your Care Compare page 4. Learn how to leverage your practices to ensure your best Care Compare data
  • Test- Care Compare

 Withdrawal of ANH

 Kelley Newcomer, MD, Assistant Medical Director, UT Southwestern

  • Case presentation of patient in minimally conscious state whose family decided to stop Artificial Nutrition and Hydration, followed by review of ethical and legal dilemmas encountered with withdrawing ANH in various brain damaged
  • Objectives: 1. Understand the different states of consciousness (Coma, Brain Death, Vegetative State, Locked-in State, Minimally Conscious State) Understand legal precedents in right to withdraw artificial hydration and nutrition. 3. Understand Medical Ethical Principals in aiding decision making, and moral dilemmas that surround them.
  • Test- Withdrawal of ANH

 Non-pharmacologic Symptom Management: Thoughts from an Old Hospice Nurse/SW

 Sandi Hebley, RN, LMSW, Nurse Educator at Faith Presbyterian Hospice

  • This presentation will reinforce the hospice philosophy of interprofessional care and discuss options that can be utilized in conjunction with medications and/or while waiting for medications to be available.

·         Objectives: 1. Discuss what it means that hospice is interdisciplinary. 2. Describe symptom management of common hospice symptoms.

  • Test Interdisciplinary Symptom Management

 Opening Your Doors to Pediatric Hospice Patients

    • Patrick Jones, MD, MA, Section Chief, Pediatric Palliative Care, Dell Children’s Medical Center
    • An overview of the regulatory and programmatic considerations that go into the launch of a pediatric hospice
    • Objectives: Review of the Affordable Care Act’s concurrent care requirement for pediatric hospice 2. Discussion of Texas implementation of concurrent care 3. Discussion of coverage models and financing for pediatric patients
    • Test Opening Your Doors to Pediatric Hospice Patients

 COVID-19 – Lessons learned for a Hospice/Palliative Care Team

    • Tommie Farrell, MD FAAHPM HMDC & Lauren Templeton, DO HMDC
    • Objectives:
      • Analyze restructuring of the palliative care team and processes for a global pandemic
      • Integrate hospital and hospice needs
      • Adjust discussions about resuscitation and ventilator decisions
      • How to transition In-patient hospice care for the COVID patient and family

Symptom or Side Effect: Case Studies in Problem-Solving Medication-Related

    • Linda Tavel, MD MBA FAAHPM, National Medical Director of Hospice at Accent Care and Hennie Garza, VP Clinical Operations, Hospice Pharmacy Solutions
    • We are committed to treating symptoms in hospice patients but when are the symptoms related to the underlying illness and when do they arise as a side effect of another medication leading to additional medications?
    • Objectives: 1. List and review side effects for medications frequently used in hospice patients Review medication strategies to alleviate problematic symptoms in hospice patients 3. Apply knowledge of medication adverse effects to problem-solve new or worsening symptoms in hospice patients
    • Test- Symptom or Side Effect

 Documentation for Front Line Hospice Workers

    • Sandi Hebley, Nurse Educator, Faith Presbyterian Hospice
    • Participants will be better able to document patient condition and needs in the way required by Levels of care, documenting to the care plan, etc.
    • Objectives: Discuss how documentation is important 2. Analyze how care plans help with documentation. 3. Discuss how to document to support appropriate levels of
  • Test – Hospice Documentation for Frontline Workers

When Ethics and Regulations Collide!

    • Robert Friedman, MD, Tommie Farrell, MD, HMDC GAAHPM and Linda Tavel, MD MBA FAAHPM
  • Welcome to the world of conflicting During this session we’ll discuss, as a group, including the audience, 3 cases that highlight the issues that arise when Regulations and Ethics do not align. As a group, we’ll explore approaches and solutions.
  • Objective: By the end of this presentation the attendee will be able to better identify and appraise decision-making when ethics and regulations do not align
  • Test – When Ethics and Regulations Collide!


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Would definitely recommend! Very informative, thank you.

Chad, Hospice Owner   Member since 2018

Great opportunity to network and get up to date information on topics relative to my everyday experiences.

Pam B.   Member since 2001

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