Principles of Palliative Care & Persistent Pain Management

Principles of Palliative Care & Persistent Pain Management Module 1

Module 1: Introduction to Palliative Care

This series of course modules is based on a live event held on September 27, 2013.  The modules are designed to help physicians, medical students, residents and fellows, nurses and social workers develop increase competence and confidence to initiate the "difficult conversation" to talk about making end of life decisions early in the trajectory of an illness, to be able to assess substance abuse risk and history, and to use this knowledge to help all patients, including those considered at "high risk" of substance abuse, to manage pain at the end of life.  The current standard of care for the "family centered medical home" places the primary care provider as the coordinator for all of the patient's treatment needs, including end of life and pain management, including for those at risk of substance abuse.

Physicians and other healthcare professionals will learn improved ways to understand resources and make referrals to specialists in end-of-life care and pain management for all patients. The goal is to improve collaboration so that together that we can provide seamless, comprehensive care for the patient. 

Faculty
Diane L. Dietzen, MD, FACP
, is the Medical Director of Baystate Medical Center Inpatient Palliative Care Program in Springfield, MA.  Dr. Dietzen is board certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She moved to Springfield, MA, to direct this new palliative care program in November of 2011. She has since developed a new inpatient consult service, and begun a number of projects intended to integrate palliative care into the larger health system.

Prior to joining Baystate, Dr. Dietzen planned and developed a Palliative Care Program at the Abington Memorial Hospital in suburban Philadelphia. She also assisted with the implementation of POLST (Physician's Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) at Abington Memorial and oversaw education and training for nurses, staff and residents in palliative care.

Dr. Dietzen served as an Associate Director of the Residency Program, educating Internal Medicine Residents.

Dr. Dietzen earned her Medical Degree and completed her Internship and Residency at the Temple University School of Medicine.

Course Fees
 Mbrs MDs-$6.00, Non Mbrs MDs-$11.00, Allied Health-$4.80 

Format:  Video

CME Credit:  .5  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ , risk management study

This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management credit, including .5 credits in end-of-life care.

The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Massachusetts Medical Society and the Massachusetts Pain Initiative.

The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

A score of 70% or higher is required to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ .

Activity Term
Start: July 24, 2014    
End: July 31, 2017

System requirements:

Desktops/Laptops
Windows, XP, Vista, 7, 8
 Mac OSX 10.6 higher
 Most modern browsers including:
 IE8,9,10 
 Firefox 18.0+
 Chrome 26+
 Safari 5+
 Flash player  is required for some Online CME courses.

Mobile/Tablet
 iOS devices beginning with OS version 5 or higher (includes, iPhone, ipad and iTouch devices)
 Android devices including tablets and phones.
 Windows RT and tablets on Windows 8 are also supported.


Principles of Palliative Care & Persistent Pain Management Module 2

Module 2: Communicating Difficult News

Faculty
Kristin Clarkin, MD
is the Medical Director  for Hope Hospice and the Palliative Consult Service of HopeHealth. In this capacity, she has responsibility for direction of the Associate Medical Directors and Nurse Practitioners, and maintains oversight and supervision of all medical components of the hospice and palliative care programs.

During her career, Dr. Clarkin has had affiliations with or practiced at numerous hospitals. From 2007 to 2010, Dr. Clarkin served as the Palliative Care Consultant and the Medical Director of the hospice program at Health Alliance Hospital and Diversified Home Services in Leominster, MA.  Previously, she served as Assistant Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Tufts-New England Medical School in Boston, where she taught and also supervised residents in Gynecologic Oncology. She also taught, supervised and was a lead cancer surgeon OB/GYN at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham.

As an executive board member for the non-profit Medicine for Humanity organization, Dr. Clarkin traveled to Bangladesh to help set up the Chwaja Yunusali Medical College and Hospital. She also travelled to Niger, Africa where she operated on women with fistulas resulting from trauma during birth.Dr. Clarkin is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, with a subspecialty in Gynecologic Oncology and Board Certified in Palliative Care.  She is an EPEC trainer.

Ellen McCabe- Hemberger  RN, CHPN  is the Director of Professional Education for HopeHealth.  She has worked in the field of Hospice care for over 20 years as a registered nurse.  She was certified through the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association in 1995 and again in 2009.  She has 10 years of acute care inpatient experience in a hospital- based hospice inpatient unit, and 14 years experience in hospice home care..  Ms. McCabe has been certified as an ELNEC trainer since 2004 and an EPEC trainer since 2011.

Ms. McCabe's clinical expertise focuses specifically in pain and symptom management at end of life, grief and loss, and end stage dementia.  She provides medical education to health professional  partners with the goal of increasing access for hospice and palliative care to the community.

Course Fees
 Mbrs MDs-$18.00, Non Mbrs MDs-$33.00, Allied Health-$14.40 

Format:  Video

CME Credit:  1.5  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ , risk management study

This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management credit, including 1.5 credits in end-of-life care.

The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Massachusetts Medical Society and the Massachusetts Pain Initiative.

The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Activity Term
Start: July 24, 2014    
End: July 31, 2017

System requirements:

Desktops/Laptops
Windows, XP, Vista, 7, 8
 Mac OSX 10.6 higher
 Most modern browsers including:
 IE8,9,10 
 Firefox 18.0+
 Chrome 26+
 Safari 5+
 Flash player  is required for some Online CME courses.

Mobile/Tablet
 iOS devices beginning with OS version 5 or higher (includes, iPhone, ipad and iTouch devices)
 Android devices including tablets and phones.
 Windows RT and tablets on Windows 8 are also supported.


Principles of Palliative Care & Persistent Pain Management Module 3

Module 3: Massachusetts Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) Overview for Health Professionals

Faculty
Christine McCluskey, RN, MPH
 is the Director of the Massachusetts Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) Program at the Center for Health Policy & Research at Commonwealth Medicine, UMass Medical School, where she has been involved in MA-MOLST since it started as a demonstration in 2009.   Prior to that she was the executive director and a founding board member of Better Ending Partnership, a not-for-profit community coalition dedicated to improving end of life care in Central Massachusetts. 

Ms. McCluskey developed a Medicare-certified hospice program in the Boston area and served as a member of the Massachusetts Expert Panel on End of Life Care, mandated by the Massachusetts legislature in 2008. 

Course Fees
Mbrs MDs-$9.00, Non Mbrs MDs-$16.50, Allied Health-$7.20

Format:  Video

CME Credit:  .75  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ , risk management study

This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management credit, including .75 credits in end-of-life care.

The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Massachusetts Medical Society and the Massachusetts Pain Initiative.

The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Activity Term
Start: July 24, 2014    
End: July 31, 2017

System requirements:

Desktops/Laptops
Windows, XP, Vista, 7, 8
 Mac OSX 10.6 higher
 Most modern browsers including:
 IE8,9,10 
 Firefox 18.0+
 Chrome 26+
 Safari 5+
 Flash player  is required for some Online CME courses.

Mobile/Tablet
 iOS devices beginning with OS version 5 or higher (includes, iPhone, ipad and iTouch devices)
 Android devices including tablets and phones.
 Windows RT and tablets on Windows 8 are also supported.


Principles of Palliative Care & Persistent Pain Management Module 4

Module 4: Safe and Effective Prescribing: Opioids for Chronic Pain

Faculty
Dr. Liebshutz's
primary areas of expertise and research involve the health impact of violence, including the intersection with substance use disorders, health care utilization, chronic pain, and the patient doctor relationship. Another area of interest includes use of opiates for chronic pain.  She uses both qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Dr. Liebschutz's research and educational endeavors have been supported by National Institutes of Health, the Robert Wood Johnson foundation, the American Cancer Society, Substance Abuse-Mental Health Services Administration, Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research, and the Health Resources Service Administration.

Course Fees
 Mbrs MDs: Free
Non Mbrs MDs: Free
Allied Health: Free 

Format:  Video

CME Credit:  1.5  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ , risk management study

This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management credit, including 1.5 credits in effective pain management and prescribing of controlled substances.

The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Massachusetts Medical Society and the Massachusetts Pain Initiative.

The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Activity Term
Start: July 24, 2014    
End: July 31, 2017

System requirements:

Desktops/Laptops
Windows, XP, Vista, 7, 8
 Mac OSX 10.6 higher
 Most modern browsers including:
 IE8,9,10 
 Firefox 18.0+
 Chrome 26+
 Safari 5+
 Flash player  is required for some Online CME courses.

Mobile/Tablet
 iOS devices beginning with OS version 5 or higher (includes, iPhone, ipad and iTouch devices)
 Android devices including tablets and phones.
 Windows RT and tablets on Windows 8 are also supported.

When you click "Purchase," your Order Total on the next screen will be $0.

 


Principles of Palliative Care & Persistent Pain Management Module 5

Module 5: Pain Assessment and Management

Faculty
Diane L. Dietzen, MD, FACP,
 is the Medical Director of Baystate Medical Center Inpatient Palliative Care Program in Springfield, MA.  Dr. Dietzen is board certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She moved to Springfield, MA, to direct this new palliative care program in November of 2011. She has since developed a new inpatient consult service, and begun a number of projects intended to integrate palliative care into the larger health system.

Prior to joining Baystate, Dr. Dietzen planned and developed a Palliative Care Program at the Abington Memorial Hospital in suburban Philadelphia. She also assisted with the implementation of POLST (Physician's Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) at Abington Memorial and oversaw education and training for nurses, staff and residents in palliative care. Dr. Dietzen served as an Associate Director of the Residency Program, educating Internal Medicine Residents. Dr. Dietzen earned her Medical Degree and completed her Internship and Residency at the Temple University School of Medicine.

Course Fees
 Mbrs MDs: Free
Non Mbrs MDs: Free
Allied Health: Free 

Format:  Video

CME Credit:  1.5  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ , risk management study

This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management credit, including 1.5 credits in effective pain management and prescribing of controlled substances.

The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Massachusetts Medical Society and the Massachusetts Pain Initiative.

The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Activity Term
Start: July 24, 2014    
End: July 31, 2017

System requirements:

Desktops/Laptops
Windows, XP, Vista, 7, 8
 Mac OSX 10.6 higher
 Most modern browsers including:
 IE8,9,10 
 Firefox 18.0+
 Chrome 26+
 Safari 5+
 Flash player  is required for some Online CME courses.

Mobile/Tablet
 iOS devices beginning with OS version 5 or higher (includes, iPhone, ipad and iTouch devices)
 Android devices including tablets and phones.
 Windows RT and tablets on Windows 8 are also supported.

When you click "Purchase," your Order Total on the next screen will be $0.

 

 


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