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Palliative Care TeleECHO

Join a Virtual Learning Network

Many communities in North Dakota do not have access to palliative care specialty services that could benefit them. Access to palliative care improves the quality of life for patients and residents across North Dakota.

Goals

The goal of this TeleECHO™ is to focus on the relief of pain, and the symptoms and stress of serious illness to help patients and their family members live peacefully and comfortably. Interdisciplinary palliative care teams include but are not limited to: physicians, registered nurses, social workers, dietitians, pharmacists, psychiatrists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists.

Objectives

Learn about best practices and evidence-based care for patients with complex medical conditions through didactic and case presentations. Participants will be able to:

  • Enhance your ability to extend palliative care for your patients with advanced serious illness
  • Acquire new skills, competencies, and best practices in palliative care
  • Present de-identified cases for collaborative discussion and guidance

Palliative Care TeleECHO Offers

  • Free continuing education credits for healthcare professionals
  • Expert pain and symptom management
  • Effective communication with patients and families around medical treatment and care priorities
  • Screening and support for emotional, social, and spiritual needs of patients and their families