End of Life Care

Overview

4.2 out of 5 (6 Reviews)

Credits

2.50

Post Assesment Questions

36

Release Date

5 Oct 2020

Expiration Date

5 Nov 2021

Last Reviewed

5 Nov 2020

Estimated Time To Finish

150 Minutes

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Activity Description

Unlike other conditions and life experiences, which only affect a certain percentage of the world’s population, the end-of-life is a stage in the process of living, which all people will eventually face. It is estimated there are currently twenty-million people worldwide who need some form of end-of-life care. In the United States, on average, seven thousand people die every day from various illnesses. At some point in their careers, all health professionals who provide direct patient care will most likely encounter an actively dying patient. Therefore, they must be informed of the issues of concern and the clinical significance of this process. This activity reviews the management of end-of-life issues and examines the interprofessional team's role in evaluating, diagnosing, and managing the situation.

UAN: JA0007034-9999-21-1126-H04-P
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Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the epidemiology of end of life events worldwide and in the United States.
  • Outline possible definitions of end-of-life.
  • Summarize the variability of the timeline for end-of-life events.
  • Describe the interprofessional team's role in caring for a patient near the end of life and how the individual and family can be assisted to provide the best possible outcome.

Pharmacy Activity Type:
General Pharmacy Topic


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CE credit provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare. This activity is jointly-provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare, and StatPearls Publishing, LLC.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and StatPearls Publishing, LLC. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this continuing education activity for 2.50 contact hours for pharmacists.

FL Board of Pharmacy Tripartite, approval #20-608156.

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  3. Complete the entire self-study activity.
  4. Complete the post-test assessments.
  5. Successfully pass the post-test with a minimum score of 100%.
  6. Complete the evaluation form.

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