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Digital Seminar

Pharmacology Update: End of Life Symptom Management


Speaker:
Francine Hoh, PhD, APN, CS, ACHPN®
Duration:
3 Hours 01 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Oct 19, 2023
Product Code:
POS078703
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

Alleviation of non-pain symptoms at end of life can often be challenging for patients, families, and practitioners.  Managing these symptoms includes a thorough history and physical, understanding complex pathophysiology related to the symptoms, and prescribing appropriate medications that lead to an optimal quality of life.  This session will review common symptoms, pharmacologic management, and relevant family education, while utilizing an interdisciplinary approach.  

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Francine Hoh, PhD, APN, CS, ACHPN®'s Profile

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Always Think Comfort


Fran Hoh, PhD, APN, CS, ACHPN®, is an advanced practice nurse who is passionate about end of life care. As such, her doctorate in health administration allowed her to focus her dissertation work on pain management. She currently practices in a hospital as the manager of the inpatient pain service, where she instituted the pain resource nurse program. In this role, Dr. Hoh has been responsible for educating hundreds of nurses to successfully advocate for improved patient pain management. Additionally, she has her own practice, Always Think Comfort, in which she provides palliative care services to patients in long term care facilities, with the goal of preventing unplanned and unnecessary hospitalizations.

As one of the first trained ELNEC (End of Life Nursing Education Consortium) Trainers, Fran has trained nurses around the country in holistic end of life care. She presented the full day ELNEC course as a preconference at the national ASPMN (American Society of Pain Management Nurses) annual meeting for several years.

She currently holds three national certifications, including: pain management, advanced practice nurse in hospice and palliative care, and as a clinical nurse specialist in adult nursing. Fran has received recognition for her numerous contributions: she received the Clinical Nurse of the Year award from the American Society of Pain Management Nurses and the Nurse Excellence Award from Overlook Hospital. As a published author and respected national presenter, she has a wealth of knowledge to share from her vast clinical experiences caring for end of life patients.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Francine Hoh has an employment relationship with Signify Health and is a consultant with Always Think Comfort. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Francine Hoh has no relevant non-financial relationships.


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Objectives

  1. Discuss the components of treating dyspnea at end of life, to include history and physical, pathophysiology, pharmacologic management, family education, and inclusion of the interdisciplinary team. 
  2. Review pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management of GI symptoms at end of life to include nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, and anorexia. 
  3. Identify specific strategies to treat anxiety and existential distress at end of life utilizing medications and the interdisciplinary team. 
  4. Evaluate the causes and treatment of fatigue when it presents with terminal illness. 
  5. Assess depression at end of life and pharmacologic management. 

Outline

Alleviating Suffering at End of Life: Managing Non-Pain Symptoms 

  • Dyspnea 
  • GI symptoms - nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, anorexia 
  • Anxiety/existential distress 
  • Fatigue 
  • Depression 

Discover the latest best practices for each symptom: 

  • History and physical 
  • Pathophysiology 
  • Pharmacologic management 
  • Family education 
  • Interdisciplinary approach 
  • Case study  
  • Sample assessment tools 

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