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Regional Training Sessions and Conferences

Other Non-ELNEC Educational Opportunities

Palliative Care Resources


Click here for a listing of national ELNEC Train-The-Trainer Courses

Regional Training Sessions and Conferences

ELNEC-Core Training Course:  March 11-12, 2015; Napa, CA
For more information and/or to register, contact Kathy Kirkland at kathy.kirkland@stjoe.org or 707-252-4411 ext. 3488.

ELNEC-Geriatric Training Course: March 12, 2015; Alabaster, AL
For further information and/or to register, contact Michele Carter at carter@bhsala.com or 205-620-7198.

ELNEC-Core Training Course: March 23-24, 2015; Mineola, NY
For further information and/or to register, contact Denise Bucknor at dbucknor@winthrop.org or 516-663-8437. 

ELNEC-Core Training Course: March 25, 2015; Tulsa, OK
For further information and/or to register, contact Stephanie Carrico at scarrico@clarehouse.org or 918-893-6150. 

ELNEC-Critical Care Training Course:  April 1-2, 2015; Sacramento, CA
For further information and/or to register, contact Diana Pearson at dlpearson@ucdavis.edu or 916-734-9693 or 916-764-0587.

ELNEC-Core Train-the-Trainer Course: April 1-3, 2015; Colorado Springs, CO
For more information and/or to register, contact Jamie Rushford at JamieRushford@centura.org or 719-571-5010.


ELNEC-Pediatric Palliative Care Training Course: April 9-10; Hershey, PA
For more information and/or to register, contact Margaret Clanagan at
mclanagan@hmc.psu.edu or 717-531-6483. 

ELNEC-Pediatric Palliative Care Training Course: April 20-21, 2015; St. Petersburg, FL
For further information and/or to register contact Michelle Cook at lcook26@jhmi.edu  or 727-767-8275
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ELNEC-Core Training Course:  April 20-21, 2015; Wynnewood, PA
For more information and/or to register, contact Kelli Anspach at anspachk@mlhs.org or 215-350-2108
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ELNEC-Core Training Course:  May 11 & 18, 2015; Paoli, PA
For more information and/or to register, contact Kelli Anspach at
anspachk@mlhs.org or 215-350-2108.

ELNEC-Geriatric Training Course: June 6 & 10, 2015; Florence, AL
For further information and/or to register, contact Cathy Shelton at cpshelton@chgroup.org or 256-768-9320.

ELNEC-Core Training Course:  June 10-11, 2015; Napa, CA
For more information and/or to register, contact Kathy Kirkland at kathy.kirkland@stjoe.org or 707-252-4411 ext. 3488.

ELNEC-Core Training Course:  August 19-20, 2015; Napa, CA
For more information and/or to register, contact Kathy Kirkland at
kathy.kirkland@stjoe.org or 707-252-4411 ext. 3488.

ELNEC-Geriatric Training Course: September 11, 2015; Alabaster, AL
For further information and/or to register, contact Michele Carter at carter@bhsala.com or 205-620-7198.

ELNEC-Core, ELNEC-Critical Care, and ELNEC-Geriatric Training Courses:  October 31 – November 15, 2015; 7th Annual Cruise and Learn
Depart from Rome, IT, cruise to Florence/Pisa, IT, Toulon, FR, Barcelona, SP, Tenerife, Canary Islands, and arrive in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on November 15.  For more information, contact Cyndi Cramer at Cyndi@RealNurseEd.com  Click here for brochure.

ELNEC-Pediatric Palliative Care Train-the-Trainer Course:  November 5-6, 2015; Washington, DC
For further information and/or to register, contact Debbie Lafond at Dlafond@childrensnational.org or 202-476-2194. 

ELNEC-Core Training Course:  November 11-12, 2015; Napa, CA
For more information and/or to register, contact Kathy Kirkland at kathy.kirkland@stjoe.org or 707-252-4411 ext. 3488.

Other Non-ELNEC Educational Opportunities

Nurse Writing Academy (NWA)
Publishing is a forum to exemplify nursing excellence.  Whether writing scholarly reviews, case studies, project results, opinion papers or research findings, nurses need to market the scientific basis of their clinical practice in a more concerted manner.  Click here to find out more.

Training Materials for Religio-Cultural Competence 
In a country where 92% of U.S. residents believe in God, religion is one of the key social factors that can affect medical care.  Unfortunately, this topic receives very little attention in cultural competency training. As a result, today’s physicians are faced with increasingly diverse patient populations with needs that they don’t have the skills to manage.

To address this gap in education, Tanenbaum, in collaboration with Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital of Westchester New York, developed an extensive and comprehensive set of training materials on what we call “religio-cultural competence.”
These teaching materials serve as a resource for residency program directors to improve the professionalism and communication skills of their residents in caring for religiously and culturally diverse patients.

About the materials: Tanenbaum offers a series of training modules guided by PowerPoint presentations and an accompanying facilitator’s guide. The facilitator’s guide provides a detailed outline for medical educators on how to present the materials and instructions for facilitating discussions and skills-building activities. For further information on this project, visit https://tanenbaum.org/a-training-program-for-residents.

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COMFORT: Communication Modules
The COMFORT modules are offered to assist health care professionals in their practice of narrative health care and patient-centered communication in end-of-life care. For further information, go to
www.cecentral.com/comfort.

The Clinical Communication Collaborative, is a resource center for teaching palliative care communication. Years of research have contributed to formal development of the COMFORT communication curriculum, an evidence-based, theoretically-grounded and tested curriculum that addresses the specific role of nurses (COMFORT-NURSE) and interprofessional care (COMFORT-IPE). The website houses all needed materials, including powerpoint lectures, course activities, and assessment forms.

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Life and Death Matters:  This site offers a wide array of palliative care on-line lectures, pocasts, etc.  http://www.programs.ldmonline.ca

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Palliative Care Leadership CentersTM (PCLC)
Intensive, Customized Training and Yearlong Mentoring
 
Palliative Care Leadership CentersTM (PCLC) are eight leading palliative care programs that provide intensive, customized training and yearlong mentoring for palliative care programs at every stage of development and growth.
Learn more and enroll at
www.capc.org/pclc.

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Palliative Care Leadership Center (PCLC) Training
Benefit from two days of on-site, hands-on training and a full year of follow-up mentoring by training at one of six
Palliative Care Leadership CentersSM (PCLC). Learn from the experience of established palliative care programs how to finance, design, market and operate a successful program.

Interdisciplinary team approach - targeted to physicians, nurses, social workers, administrators and other healthcare professionals interested in starting palliative care programs. A national initiative of The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC).

Approved for 13 Hours, Category 1, Physician CME Credit. Nursing and Social Work Accreditation Pending

Palliative Care Resources

City of Hope Pain and Palliative Care Resource Center (PRC)
This resource includes numerous articles, books, list of videos, quality improvement initiatives, clinical and research tools addressing quality of life, pain, psychosocial assessment, medical staff knowledge and attitudes, brief pain surveys, palliative care and needs assessments from various sources. 

The Institute for Palliative Medicine (IPM) focuses on the palliative care education and research for healthcare professionals. IPM provides training to over 2,000 healthcare professionals annually, conducts research studies to improve care for patients with advanced illnesses and also has an online store for palliative care educational products. 

The IPAL-ICU Project
The IPAL-ICU Project provides essential tools and resources to support the improvement of palliative care for all ICU patients and their families. IPAL-ICU is committed to assisting providers across disciplines to deliver outstanding palliative care as an integral component of comprehensive critical care, from the time of ICU admission, regardless of prognosis. The IPAL-ICU Project is supported by the Center to Advance Palliative Care and the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging.  

Launched on November 10, 2011:  IPAL-EM:  IPAL-EM (Improving Palliative Care in Emergency Medicine) is a new, national initiative to improve and integrate palliative care in emergency medicine. IPAL-EM is the only initiative of its kind.  Developed by an interdisciplinary team of experts in emergency medicine and palliative care, IPAL-EM will be the central U.S. hub for shared expertise, evidence, tools and resources.  The goal is to promote a paradigm shift in the way that patients, and their families, are cared for in the emergency department. IPAL-EM is part of The IPAL Project and is supported by the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) and the Olive Branch Foundation.  All resources are free. IPAL-EM can be found at www.capc.org/ipal.

Palliative Care Leadership Centers™(PCLC) Intensive, Customized Training and Yearlong Mentoring
Palliative Care Leadership Centers™ (PCLC) are nine leading palliative care programs that provide intensive, customized training and yearlong mentoring for palliative care programs at every stage of development and growth. Learn more and enroll at 

LION IN THE HOUSE Educational DVD Modules Are Available
The real-life intimate case studies serve as conversation starters to assist health care professionals and students to sensitively explore issues of childhood and young adult cancer.  The seven modules include: Nurse-Patient-Family Relationships, Pediatric End-Of-Life Case Studies, Siblings Stories, Disparities, Spirituality and Childhood Cancer, Childhood Cancer and School Issues and Childhood Cancer Survivorship Stories.

These educational DVD Modules are available through Aquarius Health Care Media, www.aquariusproductions.com/lion or 1.888.440.2963.  The accompanying curriculum materials are available as free downloadable PDFs.

Life and Death Matters
This site provides hospice/palliative care education and resources for all caregivers.  Examples of resources include, Essentials in Hospice Palliative Care, Study Guide for Health Care Worker Students:  Essentials in Hospice Palliative Care, Reflections in Hospice Palliative Care:  A Personal Writing Journal.  You will also find some media resources and instructional videos, as well as online learning opportunities.
Click here to review resources.

Contact

To list your opportunity here, contact The ELNEC Project Office at pmalloy@aacn.nche.edu.