Learn About Advance Care Planning on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Advance Care Planning on CME Webcast. We have come a long way in the evolution of advance directives but it is still common for patients, physicians, and families to be faced with having to make a sudden decision about whether to institute life-saving measures. Particularly because sometimes those measures do less to prolong life than to prolong the process of death. Joining us today to help all of us become better at proactively discussing advance directives with our patients is palliative medicine specialist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Kavitha Norton.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: define Advance Care Planning as Communication Process for Patient Empowerment; and discuss components and products of Advance Care Planning including proxy and health documents.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • DNR, DNR-CCA, & DNR-CC
  • Starting the advance care directive discussion
  • Common definition of Advance Care Planning & Framework
  • Challenges with Advance Care Planning
  • Tools and resources for these discussions
  • Documenting

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

On-line CME Education Covers Case Studies in Palliative Medicine

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line CME Education Covers Case Studies in Palliative Medicine. On this CME webcast, we’re going to explore the breadth of palliative care and how you can use the principles of palliative medicine in your own practice. Let me welcome our guests today. Dr. Seuli Brill is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the Division of General Internal Medicine here at the Ohio State University. And Dr. Todd Barrett is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the OSU Division of Palliative Medicine.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: UNDERSTAND the difference between palliative care and hospice; OBTAIN tools to identify ethical dilemmas and how to begin goals of care conversations; IDENTIFY the generalist’s role in palliative medicine in patients across the chronic disease trajectory (sub-clinical, symptomatic, and end-stage); and DEVELOP systematic strategies for serious illness communication (Advance Care Planning) in primary care for healthy, sick, and dying patients.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Whether palliative medicine is just for cancer
  • Hospice versus palliative medicine
  • Estimating life expectancy
  • Working palliative medicine discussions into a busy office practice
  • Obligations of the hospice physician of record
  • Inpatient hospice versus outpatient hospice versus respite care

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.