Continuing Medical Education Archive

"Driving Miss Daisy: Should Our Hospice Patients Be Driving?"

Friday, February 24, 2012 - 8:30am
Friday February 24th, 2012


  • Learn how to screen patients for impaired driving abilities and what resources are available for both healthcare providers and their patients who are not able to drive.
  • Be more knowledgeable about curent literature regarding the effect of
    medications and diseases on patients' driing ability.
  • Know what a healthcare professional's legal and ethical responsibilities to assess their patients for physical or mental impairments that might adversely affect driving abilities. 

"The Art, The Anger, The Waiting...."

Friday, February 10, 2012 - 8:30am
Friday February 10th, 2012


  • To relate anger and art to the process of waiting
  • To incorporate the definitions of anger and art into the complexities of serving caregivers of dying patients
  • To discuss the relationship between anger and art with the intertwined relationship between
    patients, caregivers, providers and other team members involved in the care of
    the dying patient.

"Respiratory Issues at End-of-Life"

Friday, January 27, 2012 - 8:30am
Friday January 27th, 2012


  • Participants will be able to express understanding of the autonomic nervous system, and it’s role in the respiratory system
  • Participants will be able to define common terms, such as  “dyspnea”, “tachypnea”, “subjective”
  • Participants will beable to verbalize when it is appropriate to use oxygen at the end of life, and when it is not appropriate to use oxygen.
  • Participants will be able to verbalize the appropriate reasons to use anti-cholinergic medications for excessive secretions