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End of Life Care: More Than Just Patients and Families

Course: #1499Level: Intermediate 1 Hour 215 Reviews

The intermediate course focuses on providing quality end-of-life care. The course reviews our roles and responsibilities as healthcare providers.

Course created on June 7, 2022

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Course Type: Video, Audio

CEUs/Hours Offered: AARC - CRCE/1.0; CE Broker/1.0 Direct Delivery Of Respiratory Care Services, CE Broker #20-919467; IACET/0.1

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, review end-of-life care and how these decisions impact patients, families, and the healthcare team.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to discuss organ donation as a part of end-of-life care.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to discuss allowing natural death and issues related to resuscitation.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to examine Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST)
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to review the importance of caring for the healthcare team


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-15 Minutes End of life care and epidemiology of death in U.S. hospitals
15-30 Minutes Do not resuscitate and medical orders for life-sustaining treatment
30-45 Minutes Organ donation and end-of-life care
45-55 Minutes Caring for the healthcare team
55-60 Minutes Summary, Q&A


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial disclosures: Dr. Thomas Nakagawa is a Professor of Pediatrics at The University of Florida College of Medicine, the Medical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida and continues to serve as the Assistant Medical Director for Carolina Donor Services in Durham, North Carolina. He also receives author royalties from Wolters-Kluwer. Dr. Nakagawa received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-Financial Disclosures: Dr. Nakagawa has authored several papers, book chapters and editorials as well as published pediatric donor management and dosing guidelines utilized by organ procurement organizations nationally. He is also a current Pediatric Representative on the SCCM Council.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Continued Respiratory Therapy.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Association for Respiratory Care

American Association for Respiratory Care

This non-traditional program has been approved for a maximum of 1 contact hour(s) Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100 Irving TX 75063. Course # 187384000

CE Broker

CE Broker

Continued Respiratory Therapy is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-30700. This course is offered for 1.0 hours. If you are a licensed respiratory therapist in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi or South Carolina, CE Broker may be of interest to you. For Florida respiratory therapists, this course is registered in the Direct Delivery of Respiratory Care Services category.

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

Continued, LLC, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. Continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.

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