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Regional ELNEC Training/Train-the-Trainer Courses

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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: July 14, 2014; Loma Linda, CA
For further information and/or to register, contact Renae Reiswig at rreiswig@llu.edu or 909-558-3741

ELNEC-Core Training Course:  July 15-16, 2014; Rockville, MD
For further information and/or to register contact Margaret Mahon at mmahon@ahm.com or 240-826-2013. 

ELNEC-Core Training Course:  July 25-26, 2014; Huntsville, AL
For further information and/or to register contact Sue Morgan at sue.morgan@hhsys.org or 256-265-7041.

ELNEC-Critical Care Training Course: August 8, 2014; Alabaster, AL
For further information and/or to register, contact Michele Carter at michele.carter@bhsala.com  or 205-620-7198
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ELNEC-Core Train-the-Trainer Course: August 21-22, 2014; Phoenix, AZ
For further information and/or to register, contact Sherrie Spicer at sherrie.spicer@gcu.edu or 623-693-1929. 

ELNEC-Core Training Course: September 4-5, 2014; Aurora, CO
For further information and/or to register, contact Barbara Wenger at barbara.wenger@uchealth.org or 720-848-4596. 

ELNEC-Core Training Course:  September 10, 2014; Alabaster, AL
For further information and/or to register, contact Michele Carter at michele.carter@bhsala.com or 205-620-7198
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ELNEC-Core Training Course: September 11-12, 2014; San Diego, CA
For further information and/or to register, contact Donna Cahill at cahill.donna@scrippshealth.org or 619-549-1252. 

ELNEC-Critical Care/Japan Train-the-Trainer Course: September 27-28, 2014; Kyoto, Japan. 
For further information and/or to register, contact Sayaka Takenouchi at takenouchi.sayaka.6u@kyoto-u.ac.jp

ELNEC-Core Training Course: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 2014; Vancouver, WA
For further information and/or to register, contact Cheryl Snodgrass at csnodgrass2@peacehealth.org or 360-514-2023. 

ELNEC-Critical Care Training Course: October 8, 2014; Alabaster, AL
For further information and/or to register, contact Michele Carter at michele.carter@bhsala.com  205-620-7198

ELNEC-Pediatric Palliative Care Training Course: October 13-14, 2014; Minneapolis, MN
For further information and/or to register, contact Lori Ranney at lori.ranney@childrensmn.org or 612-813-5940. 

ELNEC-Pediatric Palliative Care Training Course: October 27-28, 2014; Menlo Park, CA
For more information and/or to register, contact centerfornursingexcellence@lpch.org  or 650-736-8793.

ELNEC-Core Training Course:  November 12, 2014; Alabaster, AL
For further information and/or to register, contact Michele Carter at michele.carter@bhsala.com  205-620-7198

Other Non-ELNEC Educational Opportunities

Bereavement Training Program
“Become a Bereavement Support Personnel”

July 29-30, 2014
Loma Linda, CA
This two-day program is designed for healthcare professionals who want to improve their skills in responding to families who have experienced the death of a baby, a child, an adult, or a significant other, whether suddenly or through long-term illness. The program will focus on providing assistance at the time of the loved one's death in the hospital setting.  Click here for further information. 

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Preparing Professional Nurses For Cancer Survivorship Care
September 11-13, 2014
Annapolis, MD
Click here for flyer

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Virginia Commonwealth University’s  Massey Cancer Center To Pilot FREE Palliative Care Externship Program:   APRNs From Virginia To Be Given Priority

In an effort to increase access to palliative care and promote the development of palliative care programs within Virginia and throughout the country, VCU Massey Cancer Center is conducting a one-year pilot project externship that provides hands-on education in palliative care to advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) who practice in rural or underserved areas of Virginia. The externship offers six free, week-long mentored immersion courses in small cohorts of six participant learners, with preference given to APRNs practicing in underserved areas of Virginia. There are a limited number of spaces left. The externship program will train 32 APRNs with nurses from Virginia given priority, focusing on five specific areas of skill and training development: communication, clinical practice, pain management, symptom and psychological management and resources for integrating palliative care into existing practices.

The tentative dates for the are:

  • June 16-20, 2014

This program is made possible thanks to generous funding from the Jessie Ball du Pont Foundation. For more information about the program or to download the application, please visit www.massey.vcu.edu/palliative-care-externship.htm. Limited space left.

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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.