2010 Annual Conference

2010 Annual Conference

Tue, October 19, 20108:00 AM

Throughout the last few years, and stretching into the foreseeable future, regulatory changes have dramatically altered the way that hospices must do business. What has not changed, however, is the holistic focus on the patient and family as a unit that needs far more than just medical care. It takes an entire interdisciplinary team to properly care for a hospice patient, and how each member of that team interacts with the family will vary from patient to patient, creating a whole new picture or “kaleidoscope” of hospice care.

The Oklahoma Hospice and Palliative Care Association is the industry’s best advocate for quality hospice care throughout the state. It is also a wonderful forum for exchanging ideas among hospice peers. Designed to provide something for every hospice discipline, this conference should prove to be a wonderful resource of current educational information about the industry.  Speakers have been chosen that we hope will not only educate, but will also motivate attendees to find innovative and unique ways to serve their patients with a renewed commitment to quality.

Target Audience

Nurses (hospice, home health, hospital, long-term care), administrators, social workers, chaplains, medical directors and physicians, bereavement coordinators, volunteer coordinators, certified nursing assistants, hospice support staff (including marketing, pharmacy, and financial).

Overall Conference Goals

¨ Help hospice staff members of all disciplines learn to strengthen compliance with regulatory change mandates.

¨ Educate hospice professionals about methods to improve the quality of end-of-life care.

¨ Reinforce skills within each hospice discipline to facilitate effective communication which in turn will promote a more effective and cohesive interdisciplinary team.

Conference Objectives

Participants will be able to:

¨ Identify key challenges and solutions confronting hospices in the current economic and regulatory climate.

¨ Articulate effective pain and symptom management techniques.

¨ Identify recruitment, training and retention techniques of volunteers to help improve patients’ quality of life.

¨ Manage symptoms of stress experienced by both professional and family caregivers.

¨ Address cultural differences among patients and appropriately manage their care.

Early Bird Registration Ends September 18th!

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