ELNEC-For Public Hospitals
In the spring of 2011, the national ELNEC Project Team conducted site visits to 16 public hospitals throughout the state of California. The 16 facilities were being supported by the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) to assist in establishing palliative care programs throughout their organizations. These hospitals are extremely active healthcare systems that serve a variety of underserved/multicultural populations. They also serve a large Medicare/MediCal population and receive limited reimbursement for the services they deliver. Through a grant from CHCF, the ELNEC Project Team developed a curriculum specifically for nurses who work in public hospitals and provided a 2.5 day train-the-trainer course to encourage leadership and mentoring. In November 2011, 58 nurses from the 16 public hospitals throughout California attended the first ELNEC-For Public Hospitals train-the-trainer course. These trainers have returned to their hospital to promote palliative care education with the purpose of improving end-of-life care to the most vulnerable citizens of California. In addition, a generous grant from the Archstone Foundation has provided each of the hospitals with two years of access to the ELNEC-For Public Hospitals curriculum via the Hospice Education Network (HEN), an opportunity that will allow greater distribution of the training.
For a list of ELNEC-For Public Hospitals trainers, go to http://www.aacn.nche.edu/elnec/find-trainers/elnec-for-public-hospital-trainers.
The ELNEC Fact Sheet outlines all the various ELNEC Projects (i.e. Core, Pediatric Palliative Care, Geriatric, Critical Care, ELNEC-For Veterans).
Read about the outstanding work of ELNEC trainers throughout the world.
Looking for ELNEC-For Public Hospitals on-line via video streaming? Register your staff to view this series, presented by national faculty. This is for training only and not for train-the-trainer purposes.
If you are interested in learning more about this curriculum, contact Karen Contreras at firstname.lastname@example.org.