The Interprofessional Team Approach to Care in the Time of COVID-19

Baptist Health Medical Group’s Palliative Care department presents The Interprofessional Team Approach to Care in the Time of COVID-19. Palliative care is a rapidly growing medical specialty, and a mounting body of evidence shows that it enhances the quality of healthcare for people living with serious illness and for their families, while reducing medical expenditures. 

This course highlights the role of each member of an interprofessional team during the pandemic crisis to deliver end-of-life care fostering communication between the healthcare team, patients and their families. 

A series of case-based presentations allows the learner to experience how the palliative care team is essential to communicating goals of care and assisting with complex medical decisions that align with patients’ and their families’ cultural and religious beliefs.  

Target Audience

Palliative Care Team Members, including Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Respiratory Therapists (Direct Delivery), Social Workers, Dietitians, Clinical Chaplains, Medical Students and other interested healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • Implement strategies to participate in goals of care and advance care planning conversations. 
  • Leverage the palliative care team to collaborate within an interprofessional team to support end-of-life care that  reduces suffering. 
  • Effectively communicate with patients and their families to address quality of life at end of life. 
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Blundon, E., Gallagher, R., & Ward, L. (2020). Electrophysiological Evidence of End-of-Life Preserved Hearing. The Hearing Journal, 73(11), 23-26.
  • Sheehan, J., Ho, K. S., Poon, J., Sarosky, K., & Fung, J. Y. (2020). Palliative care in critically ill COVID-19 patients: the early New York City experience. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care.
  • Ting, R., Edmonds, P., Higginson, I. J., & Sleeman, K. E. (2020). Palliative care for patients with severe covid-19. bmj, 370.
Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Dietitians
  • 1.50 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
Course opens: 
11/01/2021
Course expires: 
10/31/2022

Yuleidys Cruz, R.N.
Intensive Care Unit Nurse
Baptist Hospital of Miami 

Brenda Daniels, M.D.
Palliative Care Physician 
Baptist Health South Florida

Chaplain Maxine Millender 
Pastoral Care Department 
Baptist Health South Florida

Cristina H. McCabe, MSW
Social Work Case Manager 
Baptist Hospital of Miami

Brenda Daniels, M.D., Chaplain Maxine Millender, Cristina H. McCabe and Yuleidys Cruz, R.N., faculty for this educational activity, have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose, and have indicated that the presentations or discussions will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.

Ana M. Viamonte-Ros, M.D., MPH, conference director for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies.*

*Ineligible companies – Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
              
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Dietitians
  • 1.50 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
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