NYS Controlled Substances, Part 3: Palliative Medicine and End-of-Life Care - CMEZ178

NYS Controlled Substances, Part 3: Palliative Medicine and End-of-Life Care

by Thomas E Quinn, APRN-CNS, MSN, AOCN and Kathryn M. Perlman, MSN, RN and Nicholas Bertoni, MD
(5.0 / 2 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


Caring for a patient approaching the end of life continues to challenge the most skilled, educated, and talented practitioners. Much of the related literature indicates that although most people, given the choice, would prefer to die at home, many will die in institutions. All clinicians should be knowledgeable regarding the proper assessment and management of patients receiving palliative or hospice care. Effective pain control and other symptom management is vital to preventing pain and suffering for patients at the end of life. Understanding that end-of-life care should be individualized for the patient and his or her family “unit” is also very important to ensuring effective and compassionate care. This module will provide an overview for clinicians who provide comfort and support to dying patients and their families, regardless of the setting in which care is provided.


The goal of this learning module is to educate healthcare providers on palliative and hospice care in accordance with New York state guidelines. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify the differences between palliative care and hospice care, along with the clinician’s role in end-of-life care for patients
  • Describe the physical changes patients undergo during the dying process
  • Discuss safe and effective pain management and symptom control for patients receiving end-of-life care

Accreditation Information
The course is intended for physicians
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OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (provider # 50-1489).
Physician Continuing Education Credit
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 6/26/2019
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/26/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/26/2022

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Susan A - Hillsdale, NJ  ·  Sep 15, 2019
Good info about palliative care
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SIMONE W - Valley Stream, NY  ·  Sep 10, 2019
Very informative and helped me to learn more about the WHO pain ladder
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Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50