Certification Review Includes

  • Life-Limiting Conditions in Adults: Non-Cancer Conditions

    1. The goal of the module is to provide nurses with information regarding the progression and treatment of non-cancer conditions. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      • Review 8 life limiting, progressive diseases that are commonly diagnosed
      • Describe signs and symptoms of advanced disease
      • Identify treatment interventions that may be incorporated throughout the illness trajectory
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Life-Limiting Conditions in Adults: Paraneoplastic and Oncological Emergencies

    1. The goal of the module is to provide nurses with information regarding the complications that often accompany the progression of malignant disorders. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      • Describe common paraneoplastic syndromes.
      • Recognize the oncologic emergencies associated with neoplastic disorders.
      • Identify interventions that may be used to treat oncologic emergencies.
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Life-Limiting Conditions in Adults: Neoplastic Diseases

    1. The goal of the module is to provide nurses with information regarding the progression of common, malignant disorders. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      • Describe the signs and symptoms of advanced stage neoplastic diseases.
      • Discuss treatment modalities for neoplastic diseases and indications for use.
      • Recognize common sites of metastasis.
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Pain Assessment & Non-Pharmacological Interventions

    1. This module provides the nurse with how to identify the source of a patient’s pain and factors that influence their experience of pain. It outlines the role that non-pharmacological and complementary therapies can play in helping to manage pain. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      • Discuss how to perform a comprehensive pain assessment
      • Identify types of pain syndromes
      • Identify factors affecting pain perception
      • List non-pharmacological pain interventions
      • List complimentary pain control measures
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Pain Management and Pharmacological Therapies

    1. This module discusses the use of pharmacological therapies to manage palliative and end-of-life pain. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      • Identify medications appropriate to type & severity of pain
      • Explain dosage equivalents
      • Identify how to assess patients for side effects, interactions, efficacy & complications of pain management
      • Identify challenging patient groups and how to promote pain control
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Management of Neurological, Cardiovascular and Respiratory Symptoms

    1. The goal of the module is to provide nurses with information regarding the recognition and management of common neurological, cardiovascular and respiratory symptoms of malignant disorders. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      • Recognize the importance of symptom management for the palliative and hospice patient.
      • Identify common neurological, cardiovascular and respiratory symptoms.
      • Describe interventions for symptom management.
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Management of Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary, Musculoskeletal, Skin and Mucus Membrane Symptoms

    1. The goal of the module is to provide nurses with information regarding the recognition and management of common gastrointestinal, genitourinary, musculoskeletal, skin and mucus membrane symptoms of malignant disorders. On completion o this module, the learner will be able to:
      • Recognize the importance of symptom management for the palliative and hospice patient.
      • Identify common symptoms that effect the gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and musculoskeletal systems, skin and mucous membranes.
      • Describe interventions for symptom management.
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Management of Nutritional, Metabolic, Lymphatic, Emotional and Psychological Symptoms

    1. The goal of the module is to provide nurses with information regarding the recognition and management of common nutritional, metabolic, lymphatic, emotional and psychological symptoms of malignant disorders. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      • Recognize the importance of symptom management for the palliative and hospice patient.
      • Identify common symptoms that are associated with nutritional and metabolic issues, the lymphatic system, and emotional responses and psychological symptoms.
      • Describe interventions for symptom management.
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Care of the Patient and Family: Psychological, Spiritual and Cultural Issues

    1. The goal of the module is to provide nurses with information regarding the recognition and management of common psychosocial, spiritual and cultural needs of hospice and palliative care patients and their families. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      • Describe the psychosocial, spiritual and cultural needs of the patient and family.
      • Discuss the elements of family assessment and dynamics that may be influenced by serious illness.
      • Identify ways the nurse can interact with patients and families and facilitate communication.
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Care of the Patient and Family: Goals of Care and Resource Management

    1. The goal of the module is to provide nurses with information regarding goals and plan of care and reviewing economic and policy issues surrounding palliative and end of life care. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      • Describe the differences between palliative and hospice care.
      • Recognize how goals of care direct the plan of care.
      • Explain the principles of the Medicare Hospice Benefit.
      • Identify barriers to palliative and end of life care.
      • Discuss economic and policy issues surrounding palliative and end of life care.
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Grief and Loss

    1. This module will provide the nurse with information on how to support adults and children through the process of grief. It addresses death vigil support and visit at time of death through referral to bereavement services. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      • Identify the potential types of grief experienced by the bereaved.
      • Explain the role of the nurse in grief counseling, adults and children death and death vigil support.
      • Describe the process of life review and the tools available to assist.
      • Describe the dying process including management of symptoms, end of life visitation, transfer to bereavement services and formal closure activities. 
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • End-of-Life Education and Advocacy

    1. The goal of this module is to provide an overview of caregiver support and to explore how to provide end-of-life education to caregivers and advocate for advance care planning, optimal functioning and life closure. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      • Evaluate the caregiver’s ability to provide care and identify early signs of caregiver fatigue.
      • Discuss the principles of adult learning and identify learning styles and barriers to learning.
      • Discuss benefit versus burden of treatment options and medication management for symptom relief.
      • Review goals and key interventions for advance care planning and identify ways to facilitate self-determined life closure.
      • Identify signs of abuse and neglect.
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice

    1. This module discusses how the hospice and palliative interdisciplinary group interfaces with each other and with other providers in various healthcare settings. It discusses how the hospice plan of care is created and when it is necessary to make changes to the plan of care. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      • Differentiate between the home, hospital and nursing home setting for the dying patient.
      • Describe the process for coordinating patient care with other healthcare providers.
      • List ways that hospice can collaborate with providers including referral sources and facilities.
      • List the advantages of the interdisciplinary tea model, members of the team and goals for advance care planning.
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Practice Issues and Professional Development

    1. This module covers the standards hospices must meet and governmental agencies they must comply with. It discusses how to educate providers and the public on end of life issues, palliative care and the Medicare and Medicaid Hospice Benefits. It outlines strategies to resolve ethical dilemmas and ways for the nurse to remain current, keeping up with medical and nursing literature. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      • Identify ways to manage conflict within the interdisciplinary team
      • Describe how the hospice meets legal regulations and practice standards
      • Describe the differences between hospice care and palliative care delivery
      • Identify ways the nurse can practice self care and maintain professional boundaries
      • Identify strategies for resolving ethical concerns
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Eligibility Evaluation For Admission

    1. This module outlines how to identify key elements that prove a patient’s clinical eligibility for hospice. It demonstrates how to effectively document measurable decline. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      • List the key components necessary for patients to be clinically eligibility for hospice care.
      • Identify components of effective documentation for proving clinical eligibility.
      • List the oversight mechanisms Medicare uses to assure that hospices admit only clinically eligible patients.
    2. Contact Hours: 1

Goal and Learning Outcomes

The goal of this course package is to assist the learner in successfully passing the CHPN® national certification exam. Our courses cover the psychological, spiritual, economic and cultural impact on patients and their families. After studying the information presented, you will be able to discuss:

  • Caring for patients and family members by providing support, answers and resources
  • End-of-life issues and advocacy
  • Life-limiting conditions and diseases
  • Managing patients’ physiological and psychological needs
  • Pain assessment and interventions
  • Practical issues and professional development

 

After completing the course, you will be ready for the hospice and palliative nursing certification exam. This course is created by leading subject matter experts (SMEs) in the field and is based on the current exam content outline published by the examining boards for this nursing specialty.

Please note that Nurse.com does not administer nursing certifications. We specialize in online and live lecture review content that provides registered nurses the tools you need to pass your certification exams. We recommend that you utilize more than one resource when preparing for national certification examinations. Certification exams are taken following an application process through the appropriate organization.

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