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2014-05-22 23:07:43

Addition of More Than 90 Palliative Care Courses to Relias’ Content Library Will Support Team-based Care Approach to Improve Patients’ Quality of Life Cary, NC (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 Relias Learning, the leader in online training for specialized staff, announced today that it has added more than 90 palliative care courses to its library. The courses, added after the acquisition of the Hospice Education Network (HEN), focus on patient-centered care and improving services for palliative...

2014-05-22 23:01:20

San Francisco bay area businesses and individuals who support Pathways Hospice care are sponsoring the 2nd Annual Links to the Heart golf tournament. The tournament will be held Monday, July 14, 2014 at the Stanford University Golf Course. Sunnyvale, California (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 The Pathways Hospice 2nd Annual Links to the Heart Golf Tournament recently announced the community sponsors and schedule for its premier golf tournament. The 2nd Annual Links to the Heart golf tournament will...

2014-05-22 20:22:48

MONTCLAIR, N.J., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There are 116 million people in pain. There are 4,000 pain specialists. That's 29,000 patients per pain specialist. There are simply not enough pain specialists to go around. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140522/90633 What can frontline practitioners do to meet the challenges of this growing public health issue? Attend PAINWeekEnd Santa Clara! The 2014 PAINWeekEnd Regional Conference convenes on Saturday, June 7, in the Bay Area...

2014-05-22 12:12:03

BMJ-British Medical Journal Application at fault, not principles, which are among best in the world, argues ethicist The decision to jettison the approach to care of the dying, known as the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP), was "too extreme," given that its principles are widely regarded as among the best examples of palliative care in the world, argues a senior ethicist in the Journal of Medical Ethics. The LCP, which was intended to transfer the principles of hospice care to hospitals,...

2014-05-21 23:11:51

As Seen on PBS HEALTHLINK with Benita Zahn: Suzanne B. O’Brien RN & Hospice Nurse is offering 3 events in June. A love donation seminar Doula: a Bridge to End of Life Care on Saturday, June 7, 2014 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 181 Western Avenue, Albany and The End Of Life Doula Training Programs Saturday, June 28th and Sunday, June 29th 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Holiday Inn Wolf Rd, Albany. (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 Stirred by her experience as a hospice and oncology nurse, Suzanne...

2014-05-20 08:33:37

Hospice Hub will begin to offer outsourcing services for stakeholders affected by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services' new requirements regarding the management of Part D Prior authorizations PITTSBURGH, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. hospice industry is shaken by complex policy reforms initiated by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Effective May 1, 2014, the industry is looking for answers to a newly required process mandating communication of...

2014-05-19 23:06:25

The American Hospital Association (AHA), which serves 5,000 healthcare organizations, surveyed hospital CEOs to learn how they were planning to adapt their organizations to the new healthcare environment. LifeWings Partners understands the need to be fully prepared for these changes and are already developing new processes and tools which are saving hospitals millions of dollars. Collierville, TN (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 The American Hospital Association (AHA), which serves 5,000 healthcare...

2014-05-16 23:01:17

Partnership Ensures Resources for U.S. Veterans as New Hospice Legislation Goes into Effect San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 United States veterans and active duty military personnel in San Diego have access to a myriad of resources as a result of a partnership between Silverado Hospice and We Honor Veterans – an innovative program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). The partnership serves San Diego’s large military population by addressing needs...

2014-05-16 12:27:50

Says H.R.4605 Will Provide Care for America's Children ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ann Armstrong-Dailey, founding director of Children's Hospice International (CHI), Friday applauded the re-introduction of the Children's Program of All-Inclusive Coordinated Care (ChiPACC) Act of 2014 in the United States Congress by U.S. Reps. Renee Ellmers of North Carolina and Jim Moran of Virginia. The bill was recently co-sponsored by Rep. Ralph Hall of Texas, known...

2014-05-15 23:12:45

Research has shown that the words used to describe a required step in a process of care can dramatically increase the compliance you get from staff. LifeWings’ CEO, Steve Harden, offers strategies for getting compliance from your teams by focusing on the words used to describe that requirement. Collierville, TN (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 Research has shown that the words used to describe a required step in a process of care can dramatically increase staff compliance. LifeWings’ CEO, Steve...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.