Palliative Care During COVID-19: What Clinicians Need to Know

This online course will provide practical, evidence-based strategies on the importance of palliative care medicine, especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Target Audience

Family physicians, general internists, hospitalists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, dietitians and respiratory therapists (personal growth).

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the importance of delivering effective palliative care during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Apply strategies to adapt palliative care in both inpatient and outpatient clinical settings for COVID-19-positive and negative patients.
  • Identify principles and processes of primary palliative care.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Aaronson, E. L., Petrillo, L., Stoltenberg, M., Jacobsen, J., Wilson, E., Bowman, J., ... & Jackson, V. (2020). The experience of emergency department providers with embedded palliative care during COVID. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 60(5), e35-e43.
  • AnkudaClaire, K., WoodrellChristopher, D., MeierDiane, E., & Sean, M. (2020). A beacon for dark times: palliative care support during the coronavirus pandemic. NEJM Catalyst Innovations in Care Delivery.
  • Brown, C., Peck, S., Humphreys, J., Schoenherr, L., Saks, N. T., Sumser, B., & Elia, G. (2020). COVID-19 lessons: the alignment of palliative medicine and trauma-informed care. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 60(2), e26-e30.
  • 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: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Dietitians
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
Course opens: 
07/28/2021
Course expires: 
07/27/2022

Ana M. Viamonte-Ros, M.D., MPH    
Medical Director, Palliative Care and Bioethics Services
Chief Wellness Officer
Baptist Health South Florida
Associate Professor, Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine 
Miami, Florida

Ana M. Viamonte-Ros, M.D., MPH, faculty for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose, and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.

Agueda Hernandez, M.D., director for this educational activity, disclosed that she is a stockholder in Merck. 

The relevant financial relationship with ineligible companies* listed for this individual has been mitigated.

Non-faculty contributors 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 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

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