CSUSM offers palliative care course

SAN MARCOS — The CSU Institute for Palliative Care is now offering End of Life Nursing Consortium for Veterans.The specialized expertise gained at this course will not only help to improve the quality of palliative care for veterans, it will also ensure that all nurses attending the course will leave with vital information and skills to improve end of life care for all their patients, both veterans and non-veterans. This two-day program will be held 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 1 and April 2, in San Diego.

If you are interested in attending the ELNEC program, register online at securelamp.csusm.edu/extstudies/el/rp/course_details.php?cid=2152. To learn more about the CSU Institute for Palliative Care, contact Helen McNeal at hmcneal@csusm.edu or visit csupalliativecare.org.

With the majority of veterans receiving medical care in non-VA establishments, this course will prepare nurses in the areas of communication, pain management, symptom management, loss, grief and bereavement, and final hours while understanding the distinct culture of veterans. This two-day conference brings in experts from all different areas of End of Life education to provide participants with a thorough understanding of the topic areas and available resources.

The CSU Institute for Palliative Care is America’s first statewide educational and workforce development initiative dedicated to palliative care. The Institute offers professional development and continuing education courses designed to enhance the skills of current and future health care professionals, as well as programs to build palliative care awareness in the community. Courses offered initially at the Cal State San

Marcos campus will be part of a model for palliative care workforce development and community awareness that will be available to other interested campuses in California and beyond.

 

 

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