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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Registration in now open for the 2010 HPNA Clinical Practice Forum

Registration in now open for the 2010 HPNA Clinical Practice Forum - Breathing Easier: Palliative Care and Advanced Pulmonary Disease

September 17 & 18, 2010

Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Hilton
Bloomington (Minneapolis area), MN

The 2010 CPF Brochure(pdf)and registration information can be found on the HPNA website! CPF Event Information

Pulmonary disease is one of the top 4 leading causes of death in America. Life-limiting illnesses, such as advanced pulmonary disease present their own unique challenges for patients living with and dying from advanced pulmonary disease. The purpose of this conference is to demonstrate the integration of palliative care and pulmonary nursing practices for end-of-life care management. This conference is designed for practicing palliative care, pulmonary care, and other professional nurses who care for patients who have been diagnosed with pulmonary disease and their families.

The forum will include interactive sessions to address: assessment and management strategies to adequately control symptoms; what does the data show and what doesn’t the evidence show for pulmonary disease management; misconceptions about opioids and respiratory depression; management of dyspnea especially when, due to its subjectivity, the patient's intensity report may not correlate with pulmonary dysfunction; the psychological aspects of care for the patient and the family; and ethics at end-of-life.

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