End of Life Care
This course provides the learner with information on the care of the individual at the end-of-life. Palliative care will be differentiated from hospice care and a review of pathophysiologic changes that occur at the end-of-life are reviewed as are the most common medications used for symptom management. Advanced directives are discussed along with supportive measures nurses can take to support the dying individual and their loved ones.

Course Publication Date: July 25, 2022

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Susan Hausle MSN, RN, CHPN
Course No:CEL0722
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Oregon AFH / AMH / APD / DD
Geriatric Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues
Professional Issues
Learning Objectives
  • List two differences between palliative care and hospice care

  • Define Advanced Directives

  • Distinguish between the three stages of active death

  • Discuss five ways to enhance the dying patient’s environment for comfort

  • Explain the importance of involving loved ones in care decisions

  • Name the different formulations of pain medication available

  • Identify the four major symptom management needs of the dying patient

  • State the most common medications used for symptom management needs of the dying patient


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