(f) Second Webinar: Terminal Agitation: Managing Symptoms at the End of Life

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Terminal agitation is a medical condition, a form of delirium, that typically affects people over the age of 60 with underlying conditions such as a major medical or psychiatric illness, dementia, stroke, or a substance abuse disorder. In this session, Dr. VandeKieft will define and list causes of terminal agitation, explain how to distinguish it from end-stage dementia, and describe the assessment of terminal agitation. He will recommend non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic treatments for the condition. To earn a continuing education credit hour, you must be present for this one-hour webinar in its entirety.

Learning Outcome:

Recognize two key differences between dementia and terminal agitation.

Continuing Education

Registrants seeking continuing education will be asked to watch the webinar in full, record and submit verification codes, and submit an evaluation form. 

Nursing Home Administrators: This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 1 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS—Approval #20221010-1-A77196-DL 

Catholic Chaplains:  The National Association of Catholic Chaplains has approved this program for 1 Continuing Education Hours.

Dietitians (Registered):  This webinar is part of the program “Calm After the Storm: A Caregiver’s Parachute to Safety.” People who complete this webinar in full will receive 1.0 Contact Hours. This Educational Program Has Been Approved For 10 Continuing Professional Education Hours By The Commission On Dietetic Registration. CPE Prior Approval Verification Activity 164786 Performance Indictors: # 3.1.1; 7.3.2; 8.3.5;  8.4.1.

Nurses:  This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Northeast Multistate Division Education Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.                          Approval Code #: 002-640-072721.  This webinar is part of the program “Calm After the Storm: A Caregiver’s Parachute to Safety.” People who complete this webinar in full will be awarded 1.0 Contact Hours of a 10 hour course.

Recreation Therapists:  This webinar is part of the program “Calm After the Storm: A Caregiver’s Parachute to Safety.” People who complete this webinar in full will receive 0.1 CEU’s. ATRA has reviewed the seven (7) workshop sessions and these sessions have been approved for a total of 10 contact hours of CEUs or 1.0 CEUs (as expressed in tenths of a unit -- 1 contact hour equals 0.10 CEUS).

New York State Social Workers:  Avila Institute of Gerontology, Inc., is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0265.   Social Worker CE approval is for New York Social workers only. Other state licensees aren’t eligible to receive pre-approved credit.

More Information

If you have any questions or concerns about registering and attending the webinar, or about continuing education, please contact support@avilainstitute.org.

Dr. Gregg Vandekieft, MD

Gregg VandeKieft is Medical Director of the Palliative Practice Group for the Providence Institute for Human Caring, supporting palliative care programs throughout the seven western states served by the Providence Health System. He practiced full-spectrum family medicine for nearly 20 years, initially in rural private practice and later in academic settings. For the last 10 years his clinical practice has been exclusively in hospice and palliative medicine. Dr. VandeKieft is Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Washington. He completed the University of Washington’s Certificate Program in Health Care Ethics, Michigan State University’s masters program in Health and Humanities, and Harvard Medical School’s Program in Palliative Care Education and Practice. He received the 2018 Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Award in the Senior Physician category and the 2017 Stuart J. Farber Award for Excellence in Hospice and Palliative Care from the Washington State Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

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