Class Information for Pediatric End of Life Training Part I
The Pediatric End of Life Training Part I is a curriculum developed based on foundational concepts from the Pediatric ELNEC curriculum, a program developed by national experts in pediatric pain and palliative care from the City of Hope and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). As a result of participating in this education activity, participants will describe the nursing care, communication strategies, cultural, spiritual, and ethical considerations necessary when caring for pediatric patients on palliative care or at end of life. THIS ACTIVITY IS A 2-DAY COURSE AND LEARNERS MUST ATTEND BOTH DAYS TO RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE.
This activity has been submitted to the Ohio Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The Ohio Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing education professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)
Pediatric nurses or nurses caring for pediatric populations, social workers, and other healthcare providers. This activity has no conflicts of interest or potential bias. This activity is not jointly provided. Planner, presenters, and content reviewers disclose no conflict of interest relative to this educational activity. Contact hours will be awarded to Registered Nurses who attend the entire course and complete a course evaluation. For more information regarding contact hours, contact Melanie Mudd. We are not awarding contact hours to social workers or other healthcare professionals.
At the completion of the Pediatric End of Life Training Part I, participants will be able to: 1) Describe the philosophy and principles of palliative care and how it may be integrated to improve the quality of pediatric care. 2) Summarize factors influencing communication with the interdisciplinary team, the child, and the family throughout the palliative care period. 3) Utilizing case studies, apply communication strategies when delivering bad news. 4) Assess cultural and spiritual care needs and intervention for the dying child and their family. 5) Utilizing case studies, apply ethical principles, addressing pediatric end of life/palliative care dilemmas.