Friday, April 9, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
- Opioids in Palliative Care
- Pain Management
- Palliative Care Algorithms and Protocols for Symptom Management
- Symptom Management: Heart Failure
- Veteran Related Issues
- Care For The Family Caregiver
- The Ethics of AICD Deactivation
- Pain Mangement in Advanced Illness and Co-Morbid Substance Use Disorder
- Dying and Death in the Worlds of Children
The development of position statements is an on-going process within the Board of Directors.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
HPNA has posted a FREE replay of the "Happenings On The Hill" live chat event with HPNA Public Policy Committee Chair, Rhonda Oakes. The program, orginally held on Thursday, March 25 at 3:00PM EST, will be available for the entire month of April and features answers your questions regarding current legislation affecting nursing, HPNA public policy programs, and other “happenings on the hill”
Be sure to watch for more FREE upcoming live chats!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
HPNA has announced that Congresswomen Lois Capps, US Representative of California’s 23rd District, is the 2010 recipient of the Friend of HPNA Award. This prestigious award recognizes an individual who supports the HPNA Mission through a demonstrated positive impact on the hospice and palliative nursing care field through public policy and/or advocacy. The honor was presented March 5th at the AAHPM/HPNA Annual Assembly in Boston, MA.
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.