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Monday, February 13, 2012
  Clinical Accuracy Spoken Here  

New Course Now Available

EOL & Palliative Care Series

The comprehensive new course EOL & Palliative Care (300 + pages) is now available in the Athena Forum curriculum.

EOL & Palliative Care Course includes:

» Mod A: Evolving Role of EOL & Palliative Care
» Mod B: Patient Goals & Care Planning
» Mod C: Symptom Management
» Mod D: Regulations & Reimbursements
» Mod E: CM's Role in EOL & Palliative Care

[Reference: EOL & Palliative Care]

  Excellence in Case Mgmt  

Cost Savings with Palliative Care

Two trials conducted on a mix of patients demonstrated that patients who received a combination of usual care in conjunction with palliative care fared better than similar patients receiving usual care alone with:

  • Equivalent survival
  • Higher patient and family satisfaction
  • Cost savings of over $4,800 per patient

[Reference: EOL & Palliative Care, Module A, Evolving Role]

  Improving Patient Care...  

Palliative Care Meeting
High Standards

"Over 1500 leading US Hospitals today have a palliative care team, and Joint Commission recognition of the importance of palliative care to overall quality of care represents a giant step forward for the field."

Diane E Meier, MD
Director, Center to Advance Palliative Care and Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute Mount Sinai School of Medicine


Tom RasmussenTom Rasmussen
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Cathy WrightCathy Wright, BSN, RN
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