Day 1: Thursday, August 26
Opening Keynote: Practicing Through the Lens of Trauma Informed Care
10:15-11:30 a.m. ET | 1.25 NCPD
Dr. Carla Cheatham, MDiv, PhD, MA, TRT
Explore the emotional competences that promote trauma informed practices in order to implement techniques for providing attunement, presence, and values neutral care that improve outcomes. The desired outcome of this session is for learners to develop an individualized plan to support improved trauma informed care in clinical practice.
11:30 a.m.-12:05 p.m. ET
Deconstructing a Complicated Ethical Case in Capacity Through the Lens of Implicit Bias
12:10-12:55 p.m. ET | 0.75 NCPD
Phyllis Whitehead, PhD, CNS/APRN, ACHPN, PMGT-BC, FNAP
Based on the 2020 HPNA Learning Needs Assessment, our members identified the need for complicated ethical case study education on capacity and bias. This session incorporates member experiences in response to our member survey asking, "What ethically challenging situations have you encountered when your patient lacks medical decision-making capacity?"
1:00-1:55 p.m. ET
Difficult to Control Pain
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET | 1.0 NCPD; 1.0 Pharm
Karen Macey-Stewart, DNP, APRN-C, PMGT-BC
This session will address the non-pharmacological and pharmacological approaches to difficult to control pain and pain syndromes in palliative care patients. Three different case study approaches will be presented, including inpatient oncology, hospital to home hospice, and community palliative care.
Practical Considerations in Palliative Wound Care
3:05-4:05 p.m. ET | 1.0 NCPD; 0.25 Pharm
Vycki Nalls, PhD, GNP-BC, CWS, ACHPN
Laura Berry, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, ACHPN, CWON
The evidence-based foundation regarding the care of hospice and palliative patients who have a variety of common skin, wound, and soft tissue conditions will be addressed in this session. Contact emphasis is placed on identifying key strategies for prevention and management of complicated conditions. The desired outcome for this session is to promote evidence-based best practices to palliative wound care for future practice application.
4:10-5:00 p.m. ET
Day 2: Friday, August 27
9:00-9:55 a.m. ET
Telehealth Best Practice Experiences
10:00-10:45 a.m. ET | 0.75 NCPD
Lolita Melhado, PhD, ARNP, FNP-BC, ACHPN
This session is designed to facilitate engagement surrounding best practices and competencies needed to deliver successful telehealth outcomes in the care of patients with serious illness. Dr. Melhado will share insights from her experiences moving from a novice to expert clinician and leader practicing in a telehealth environment. Distinct types of telehealth options will be presented, including peripherals, consent and workflow processes, various state and regulatory challenges, handling clinical emergencies during telehealth encounters, best-practice documentation (ISOAP), reimbursement, and telehealth etiquette. The desired outcome for this session is to promote evidence-based best practices to maintain or improve telehealth programs for future practice application.
NCPD Awarded Faculty Attended Poster Sessions
10:50 a.m.-12:05 p.m. ET | 1.25 NCPD; 0.50 Pharm
12:10-12:35 p.m. ET
Delirium: Advanced Assessment and Interventions
12:40-1:25 p.m. ET | 0.75 NCPD; 0.75 Pharm
Kelli Gershon, MSN, FNP-BC, APRN
Delirium is a common symptom in serious or life-threatening illness. It's etiology is often complex and multifactorial. This session is designed to provide essential assessment skills for the hospice and palliative nurse and includes the use of validated screening tools as suggested by the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care (NCP) Clinical Practice Guidelines which are vital to detecting delirium. Nonpharmacological and pharmacological interventions and diagnostic testing directed at symptom management and potentially reversible etiologies will be addressed in the delivery of advanced assessment and management, education, encouragement of patient-focused decision-making, and presence as patients and families live with this challenging symptom.
Oncologic Emergencies in Palliative Care
1:30-2:15 p.m. ET | 0.75 NCPD; 0.25 Pharm
Shila Pandey, MS, RN, AGPCNP-BC, ACHPN
This session is designed to provide a framework in conducting thorough assessments and optimal interventions to effectively manage palliative oncology patients during crisis. Topic focus surrounds conditions or syndromes which are particularly common among patients with advanced cancers seen in our palliative population. Content includes evidence-based palliative management for the following hospice and palliative care oncologic emergencies: superior vena cava obstruction, hemoptysis, hemorrhage, spinal cord compression, and pathological fractures.
2:15-2:45 p.m. ET
Pediatric Palliative Pain and Symptom Management: Treating the Total Symptom Experience
2:50-3:50 p.m. ET | 1.0 NCPD; 1.0 Pharm
Nicole Sartor, MSN, NP, C-PNP-PC, CHPPN
This session is designed to incorporate the model of multimodal symptom management including non-pharmacological and pharmacological approaches within the total symptom construct. Topic focus includes pain, nausea/vomiting, anxiety, and dyspnea with the intent for learners to have a framework and tools for approaching and managing any symptoms in future practice application.
Conference Reflection: Top Pearls from Learners and Faculty
4:00-5:00 p.m. ET | 0.75 NCPD
Holli Martinez, MSN, RNP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN
Maria Natal, PhD, MSN, RN-BC, CPHQ