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Approx. 14 hours to complete
English
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Introduction to Common Symptoms and Anorexia

3 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 48 min), 9 readings, 1 quiz
11 videos
Routine Symptom Assessment2m
Challenges in Symptom Screening and Assessment4m
Anorexia and Cachexia2m
Anorexia Uncovered3m
Anorexia and Cachexia: Chronic Illness and Dementia4m
Addressing Concerns About Anorexia4m
Screening for Anorexia and Weight Loss2m
What to do? Helping People Eat More4m
What Else Could Be The Problem?6m
A Pill That Makes You Eat and Gain Weight8m
9 readings
About Us: Palliative Care Specialization Team at CU Anschutz10m
Easing Physical Symptoms Information10m
Routine Symptom Assessment10m
Anorexia and Cachexia20m
Anorexia and Cachexia: Chronic Illness and Dementia15m
Screening for Anorexia and Weight Loss10m
What to do? Helping People Eat More10m
What Else Could Be The Problem?15m
A Pill That Makes You Eat and Gain Weight?15m
1 practice exercise
Introduction to Common Symptoms and Anorexia Assessment30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Dyspnea

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 32 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
How It Feels Like To Be Short of Breath?5m
Managing Dyspnea5m
Living With Shortness of Breath4m
A Conversation Between Martha, Elizabeth, and Rhonda11m
4 readings
Dyspnea: You Take My Breath Away10m
Managing Dyspnea1h
Living With Shortness of Breath10m
Martha Sturdivant Case Story and Case Study: Background10m
1 practice exercise
Dyspnea Assessment30m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Weakness and Fatigue

4 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 37 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
We All Need To Speak The Same Language About Fatigue3m
Why Am I So Fatigued?8m
Polypharmacy3m
Low Energy4m
How Bad Is Your Fatigue?4m
What Can We Do?5m
Medications For Fatigue3m
7 readings
We All Need To Speak The Same Language About Fatigue10m
Why Am I So Fatigued?30m
Polypharmacy20m
Low Energy20m
How Bad Is Your Fatigue?30m
What Can We Do?20m
Medications for Fatigue20m
1 practice exercise
Weakness and Fatigue Assessment30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Cognitive Impairment

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 25 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Types of Cognitive Impairment5m
Normal Aging3m
Delirium4m
Near Death Awareness2m
Caregiver Burden4m
Final Take Away About Confusion1m
4 readings
Types of Cognitive Impairment15m
Delirium35m
Near Death Awareness30m
Caregiver Burden20m
2 practice exercises
Types of Cognitive Impairment15m
Confusion Assessment30m

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About the Palliative Care: It's Not Just Hospice Anymore Specialization

People living with serious, life-limiting, chronic illness experience significant suffering. Fortunately there are new and developing treatments which may cure some and improve survival for many people living with serious illness. However, seriously ill people and their loved ones still experience many distressing physical symptoms as well as spiritual, social and psychological distress. There is much we can do to support people to live well with serious and life-limiting illness by understanding the causes of suffering, using effective communications, and incorporating careful assessments and interventions designed to address specific needs. The Palliative Care: It’s not Just Hospice Specialization covers core concepts on the nature of suffering and demonstrates how to evaluate suffering and illustrates this in realistic patient scenarios. In subsequent weeks we learn and practice specific skills to improve communication with patients and families to help them express their experience, express and understand their core goals and values and our own empathic response. You will also learn about specific problems such as physical pain, fatigue and shortness of breath as well as psychological issues such as depression and anxiety. In addition, spiritual and social distress will be discussed with a focus on the practical evaluation and management of these challenges. All of these skills will enable you to support people to live active and full lives despite serious illness....
Palliative Care: It's Not Just Hospice Anymore

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