The Art of Transition: Using Preferred Practices to Create a Plan of Care
Because of the complex needs of hospice and palliative care patients, clinicians must be able to construct a plan of care that will accurately chart a patient’s progress towards outcomes that enhance his or her quality of life. To accomplish this important service, clinicians should employ a system of preferred practices to effectively assess, document, and manage the end of life needs of patients and their families. Keep in mind that preferred practices arise from a need to solve problems in the development, management, and implementation of healthcare services. By understanding the problems that hinder positive healthcare outcomes, the preferred practices that improve these outcomes, and the rationale for developing these practices, clinicians will increase their knowledge, expand their scope of practice, and foster quality of life.
Pro Hospice Solutions, LLC in partnership with HEALTHCAREfirst is presenting a 60 minute webinar that will teach nurses and end of life care professionals how to use preferred practices to create and implement a plan of care that is patient- centered and based on an assessment of the patient’s physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs. When these needs are considered, patients receive practical and compassionate care developed from quality assessment and communication. By considering these needs, clinicians empower themselves with the insight to confidently care for the dying and the ability to maintain quality of life in the face of death.
This webinar is intended for Administrators, Clinicians, DONs and others interested in learning more about using hospice and palliative preferred practices to create a plan of care.
Join to hear more about how to:
Identify the problems that hinder positive healthcare outcomes for patients and their families
- Apply preferred practices to construct a comprehensive assessment that incorporates the interdisciplinary team’s evaluation of the patient’s physical, psychosocial, and spiritual values, preferences, goals and needs
- Explain the use of preferred practices to construct a plan of care that improves the patient and family’s quality of life
- Recognize the rationale for employing preferred practices to achieve positive patient outcomes
Gwenn Dalton, RN, CEO and Clinical Specialist, Pro Hospice Solutions, LLC
William Storey, MA, Director of Education, Pro Hospice Solutions, LLC
Darlene M. Aleksza, Hospice Specialist, HEALTHCAREfirst
P.O. Box 327 / Moody, TX 76557 / 254-853-9903 (office) / 254-853-9903 (fax)