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Face-to-Face Group Education

As part of our commitment to providing the best care possible for people with serious illness, JourneyCare is proud to provide guest speakers for educating our care partners and community groups to create awareness and a better understanding of matters relating to hospice and palliative medicine. For more information on face to face educational opportunities for your staff or community group, call us at 847-381-5599 or request a speaker today.

In-Service Programs 

What’s the Difference? Palliative Care vs. Hospice

In this program, participants will learn about the difference between and benefits of palliative care and hospice. Discussions will include proper assessment for common signs and symptoms and eligibility for palliative care and hospice.

It’s Time: What to Look for in Assessing the Need for Hospice

This program will discuss what to look for to determine whether a patient/resident can benefit from hospice care. Participants will learn the proper assessment of common signs and symptoms experienced near the end of life.

Cultural Considerations at End of Life

The ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds of residents/patients are very important, especially at the end of life. This course will review various cultural and religious beliefs, discuss cultural cognizance, and encourage discussion and reflection about cultural beliefs and attitudes.

When a Resident Dies: Grieving the Loss

When a resident dies, your staff has many important roles to play, while also acknowledging and processing his/her own grief. This program will identify the components of and reactions to grief as well as offer suggestions on how staff can process their grief and remain healthy, both physically and emotionally.

Hand Hygiene: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Hand hygiene is the best way to prevent the spread of infection, but are we really getting the job done? This course will review proper hand hygiene protocols and offer suggestions to improve hand hygiene in the workplace and reduce the spread of infection. We will show you how effective your hand washing technique is via a special light.

Skin Care & Wound Prevention

Participants will be able to identify factors that contribute to skin breakdown and learn how to prevent wounds from occurring from assessments through preventative treatments.

Effective Communication Skills: Everywhere, Every Time

Effective verbal and nonverbal skills are crucial to understanding your colleagues and residents. Participants will learn about listening for and understanding how to share information effectively with both verbal and non-verbal signals.

HIPAA: The Dos and Don’ts of Information Sharing

Participants will learn about HIPAA regulations and their role as a healthcare provider in protecting the confidentiality of medical and personal information of their patients/residents. We will also discuss what information can and cannot be shared per the HIPAA regulations.

Continuing Education (CE) Courses

What’s the Difference? Palliative Care vs. Hospice

In this program, participants will learn about the differences between and the benefits of palliative care and hospice. Discussions will include proper assessment for common signs and symptoms experienced at end of life and eligibility for palliative care and hospice  (1 CE for RN, SW, LCSW)

Communicating with Patients and Families About End of Life Care

Discussing advanced, terminal illness with patients and families can be challenging for healthcare providers. This program will explore the clinician’s role in communicating end of life care and strategies for effective discussion of diagnoses, prognoses, and treatment options at end of life.  (1 CE for RN, SW, LCSW)

Cultural Considerations at the End of Life

The ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds of patients are very important, especially at the end of life. This course will review various cultural and religious beliefs, discuss cultural cognizance and encourage discussion and reflection about cultural beliefs and attitudes. A minimum of 20 participants is required for this presentation.  (1 CE for RN, SW, LCSW)

It’s Time: What to Look for in Assessing the Need for Hospice

This program will discuss what to look for to determine whether a patient/resident can benefit from hospice care. Participants will learn the proper assessment for common signs and symptoms experienced near end of life. (1 CE for RN, SW, LCSW)

Advance Directives: Making Choices for Life

In this course, participants will learn about advance care planning options and the different legal forms required. Additionally, participants will be taught various strategies/techniques to discuss health care choices and end of life choices professionally and personally. (1 CE for RN, SW, LCSW)

When is Enough…Enough? Ethical Issues at the End of Life

Healthcare providers may face ethical situations when caring for terminally ill patients/residents. In this program, participants will learn to identify four basic ethical principles and conflicts that can hinder end of life decision making. In addition, participants will learn to distinguish between laws and ethics, recognize benefits/burdens and identify information or triggers that help facilitate difficult conversations. (1 CE for RN, SW, LCSW)

Skin Care & Wound Prevention

Participants will be able to identify factors that contribute to skin breakdown and learn how to prevent wounds from occurring. Additionally, they will learn how to conduct skin assessments and use preventative treatments.  (1 CE for RN, SW, LCSW)

Wound Care Management

Wounds can be complicated, but caring for them doesn’t have to be. This course will identify common wound types; discuss complex wound care assessment, measurement and management; and review proper wound documentation. (1 CE for RN)

Improving Quality of Life & Longevity Through Pain & Symptom Management

Pain and symptom management is a top priority for healthcare providers. This course will explain the proper pain and symptom assessments along with interventions to improve quality of life. Participants will learn about the different types of pain associated with advanced illness, pain assessment strategies and the most effective treatment options for patients with complicated pain using both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic pain management. (1 CE for RN, SW, LCSW)

The Realities About Morphine

Many myths and misconceptions exist about morphine and opioid use. This course will debunk common myths about morphine and explain the benefits, side effects, and dosing of morphine use in hospice patients. Case study evidence about morphine’s use will also be reviewed. (1 CE for RN)

Change

In our fast-paced world, change is the only constant. In this course, participants will engage in an open dialogue on change in the workplace and beyond. Discussion will focus on how change impacts individuals barriers to adaptation, and strategies for dealing with change. (1 CE for RN, SW, LCSW)

Effective Communication Skills: Everywhere, Every Time

Effective verbal and nonverbal skills are crucial to understanding your colleagues and residents. Participants will learn about listening for and understanding how to share information effectively with both verbal and non-verbal signals. (1 CE for RN, SW, LCSW)

Preventing Re-Hospitalizations

Research shows that many readmissions to the hospital could have been avoided. In this program, participants will learn about primary causes of avoidable hospital readmissions. Discussion will focus on common breakdowns, diagnosis-specific data and strategies/approaches to help prevent “bounce back.” (1 CE for RN, SW, LCSW)

Teach Back: A Health Literacy Tool to Ensure Understanding

Research shows that the individuals we care for remember and understand about 20% of what we explain to them, leading to avoidable errors in medications and care. This program instructs and demonstrates effective teach back methods, which can improve the safety, outcomes and satisfaction among your team and patients/residents. (1 CE for RN, SW, LCSW)

Fall Risk and Prevention

Who is at risk for a fall and why? In this program, participants will identify risk factors that lead to falls and key strategies in fall prevention. Participants will also gain understanding and insight into the consequences of the fear of falling in older adults. (1 CE for RN, SW, LCSW)

Managing COPD for Optimal Wellness

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) impacts hundreds of thousands of people every year. In this session, participants will explore COPD at the various stages, identify key COPD management strategies and learn about pulmonary rehabilitation and effective care at end of life. (1 CE for RN)