2019 Essentials of Palliative Care and Pain Management for Hospitalists
Palliative care has become critically important in the management of those with serious illness. Hospitalists inherently care for patients with serious illness and are well positioned to make a major impact on their care. Developing and mastering communication skills and complex symptom management using evidence based tools is essential. Join us in these sessions where we will review best practice strategies for communication and provide a foundation to apply pain and symptom management across a continuum of disease states, from relative health to serious illness and end-of-life. Learners of all levels will benefit from this experience.
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be better able to:
- Describe, observe and practice core communication skills for navigating prognosis and goals of care discussions with seriously ill hospitalized patients and their families.
- Identify and apply best practices in pain management in hospitalized patients with serious illness, including rational use of opioid analgesics, appropriate use of adjuvant medications for treating pain and the management of complex pain patients.
- Assess and provide effective interventions for non-pain symptoms in hospitalized patients with serious illness, including depression/anxiety, nausea/vomiting, dyspnea, pruritis, and fatigue.
Disclosure of Relevant Relationships
The planners and faculty for this activity have no relevant relationships to disclose.
Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, SHM requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. SHM mitigates all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. All relevant financial relationships shall be disclosed to participants prior to the start of the activity.
Furthermore, SHM seeks to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing medical education (CME) activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. SHM is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities that promote improvements in healthcare and not those of a commercial interest.
The Society of Hospital Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
The Society of Hospital Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 6.25 ABIM MOC Self Evaluation PointsSuccessful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 6.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
- 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 6.25 Non-physician