People in our country deny death, believing that medical science can cure any patient. Death often is seen as a failure of the health care system rather than a natural aspect of life. This belief affects all health professionals. Despite their undisputed technical and interpersonal skills, health care professionals may not be completely comfortable with the specialized knowledge and skills needed at end of life.
The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) project is a national education initiative to improve palliative care. The curriculum was developed by nationally recognized palliative care experts with extensive input from an advisory board and reviewers. ELNEC gives professionals the knowledge and skills required to positively impact the lives of patients and families facing serious illness or the end of life. Continuing Education credit is available.
ELNEC features specially-trained, experienced health care professionals addressing eight core topics:
• Nursing care at end of life
• Pain management
• Symptom management
• Ethical/legal issues
• Cultural considerations in end-of-life care
• Loss, grief and bereavement
• Preparation for and care at time of death
Dorthy Kurtz, BSN RN, CHPN
Kerri Mosinski, MSW
Jancy Stroud-Bush, LMSW
Jodi Holzmeister, RN, BSN, CHPN
Susan Spielman LPN, CHPLN
Maegan Leavendusky, BSN, RN
Greg Nelson, MD
David Wensel, DO FAAHPM
Who Should Attend?
Although ELNEC is directed toward nurses, optimal care requires understanding from all disciplines. We encourage physicians, social workers, chaplains, HHAs, all health care professionals and caregivers to attend.
Midland Care Education Department is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for 12 contact hours applicable for RN, LPN or LMHT re-licensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing Approved Provider Number LT0211-0572. Midland Care Education Department is approved as a provider of continuing Social Work education by the Kansas Behavioral Science and Regulatory Board. This course offering is approved for 12 contact hours applicable for LBSW and LMSW re-licensure. Kansas Behavioral Science and Regulatory Board of Approved Provider Number: 17-005.Other disciplines: Certificates of attendance reflecting hours of attendance will be distributed. Participants are responsible for submitting the proper documentation to their governing agency for continuing education credit.
Registration required, space limited. No walk-in registrations will be accepted. Registration includes training manual, CE certificate, and refreshments. Lunch is provided on May 20, 2019 and on your own May 21, 2019. Payment must accompany registration form.
2 DAY REGISTRATION
$175.00/person before April 1, 2019
$200.00/person after April 1, 2019
1 DAY REGISTRATION – $100.00/person
Space is limited, so register soon. To register, contact Midland Care Education Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.