Advance Directives: Conversations Matter - RT715

Advance Directives: Conversations Matter

by Maureen Habel, MA, RN and Dawn Demangone-Yoon, MD
RT715
(4.6 / 59 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Respiratory Therapy (1.00 Contact Hr)

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Price: $12.00
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Summary:

Healthcare professionals have an important role in helping patients and families formulate advance directives. Despite intensive efforts, most Americans don’t have an AD and may face a life-threatening illness without a plan to guide their healthcare providers or relatives. End-of-life care experts stress the need for major changes in the approach to promoting ADs, including a focus on promoting ongoing dialogue between patients and healthcare providers. As patient advocates, clinicians are in a strong position to work with patients and other healthcare professionals to make these important changes occur. 

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education program is to provide nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians, health educators, physical therapists, radiologic technologists, dietitians, and respiratory therapists with information about ways to improve the advance directive process. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify barriers that patients, families and healthcare professionals face in implementing Advance Directives
  • Describe problems created by lack of an Advance Directive
  • Describe new ways that healthcare professionals can involve patients in advance care planning
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, physicians, health educators, physical therapists, radiologic technologists, dietitians, respiratory therapists, and EMTs/paramedics.
 
Respiratory therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at cedirect.continuingeducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
This program has been approved for 1 contact hour of Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063. AARC Sponsor ID: 9514012. This is a non-traditional course. The course has been approved from 4/13/2015 to 4/13/2017 and 5/15/2017 to 5/15/2019.
 
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Respiratory Care (provider #FBN 50-1489).
 
If you are a respiratory therapist, remember to give us your AARC member number when filling out your license number information.

Course Originally Released on: 6/2/2014
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/25/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 5/15/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias. There is no commercial or in-kind support provided for this online educational activity.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module. For successful completion of this course, learners must read the course, and complete a posttest and evaluation survey.

This CE activity does not include any unannounced information about off-label use of a product for a purpose other than that for which is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The approval status for this educational activity, granted by the AARC, does not expressly or implicitly confer AARC endorsement of the activity’s content.

 

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Greg P - West Palm Beach, FL  ·  Jul 22, 2017
I found this course to be both informative and interesting, and that having an increased understanding of AD's will make me more effective as a health care provider.
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Wuri W - Beaumont, CA  ·  Jul 02, 2017
Good information to know for patients.
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Mary Q - Fort Worth, TX  ·  Jun 26, 2017
GOOD CONTENT FOR SUBJECT MATTER
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Teresa L - Memphis, TN  ·  Jun 23, 2017
This course is very informative.
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DIANA H - Cumming, GA  ·  Jun 21, 2017
I give this a rating of 4.
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Price: $12.00
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