Care, Compassion, and End-of-Life Issues for West Virginia LPNs, 2nd Edition


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About the Course
The purpose of this course is to provide licensed practical nurses with information about concepts related to caring and compassion; an overview of palliative and hospice care, including standards; implicit bias; nursing assessments and interventions; and pharmacologic considerations in patient care. Grief, death, religious considerations during end-of-life care and legal concepts are included.

Learning Outcomes
Upon the completion of this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Identify concepts related to palliative and hospice care.
  • Discuss the standards and competencies of palliative nursing practice.
  • Discuss nursing assessments and interventions in palliative and hospice care.
  • Describe concepts related to death and dying.
  • Identify legal concepts related to the patient's bill of rights, advance directives, and living wills.

About the Author
Robyn Caldwell, DNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP, has been a leader for more than 30 years in nursing practice, education, and mentoring. Her expertise includes adult mental healthcare, emergency nursing, and urgent care in rural settings. Dr. Caldwell has a passion for curriculum development, emphasizing student success. She has designed clinical family nurse practitioner programs, student success programs, and critical thinking workshops. Dr. Caldwell has published and presented on topics relevant to nursing education and patient outcomes in local, state, and national venues. Her research interests include family practice, mental health, critical thinking, and student success. 

About the Content Reviewer
Dr. Robin McCormick, DNP, RN, has been?a nurse leader for over 20 years in nursing?practice, leadership, management, and education. Dr. McCormick has published and?presented on topics relevant to?nursing practice and education on the local, national,?and international levels. Dr. McCormick teaches undergraduate nursing,?focusing on developing strategies to improve student success, with a?passion for improving community health outcomes. Dr. McCormick has a research?focus on mental health, maternal–child outcomes, and?community health. Dr.?McCormick strives to develop training to?empower individuals and communities?to achieve their highest level of health and well-being. 

How to Receive Credit

  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 2-hour commitment of time.
  • At the end of the course, answer the Yes/No Affirmation question to indicate that you have completed the educational activity.
  • Specific to Florida: A mandatory Final Examination with a passing score of 75% or higher is required. Exam questions link content to the course Learning Outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. 

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