The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California will present a Mach 25, 2020 webinar on No One Should Die Alone on the Street, which will provide one CEU for nurses and social workers. Find details and register at https://mailchi.mp/coalitionccc.org/no-one-should-die-alone-on-the-street.
The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California and the Children’s Hospice & Palliative Care Coalition will host their 2020 Annual Summit 5-6 May, 2020 in Sacramento, under the theme of Sharpening our Vision for Compassionate Care in the Face of Serious Illness. Continuing education credits are available for nurses, social workers, physicians, pharmacists, chaplains, and nursing home administrators. Summit timelines include:
- February 5, 2020 – Last day for sponsors to appear in Summit brochure (see https://ccccsummit.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Sponsor-Brochure-final.pdf?mc_cid=5e4eceb32b&mc_eid=%5bUNIQID%5d)
- February 7, 2020 –
- Last day to submit nominations for CCCC and CHPCC Leadership Awards (see https://ccccsummit.org/compassionate-care-leadership-awards/)
- Last day to respond to Call for Posters (see https://ccccsummit.org/2020/01/call-for-posters/)
- February 15, 2020 – Early registration discounts expire
- April 1, 2020 – Discounted cancellation fee expires
- April 15, 2020 –
- Advance registration discounts expire
- Last day for cancellation refund
- April 30, 2020 – Online registration closes (on-site registration is allowed)
- May 5-6, 2020 – 2020 Annual Summit
For registration see https://ccccsummit.org/registration/. For full details on the Annual Summit, see https://mailchi.mp/coalitionccc.org/2020summitsponsorship-745671?e=67e1ad4c31.
CCCC and CHPCC are merging; for details see https://coalitionccc.org/2015/11/childrens-hospice-and-palliative-care-coalition-becomes-program-of-cccc/.
The Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition has announced their 2020 webinar program, with presentations on:
- February 18, 2020 – Burnout! Can Compassion Fatigue?
- March 12, 2020 – Spirituality in Children and Families Facing Serious Illness
- April 21, 2020 – Together in the Sandbox: Palliative Care and Complex Care Partnerships in the Medical Neighborhood
- May 21, 2020 – Guiding Families to Mindfulness Supports Decision Making for Adults & Children
- June 16, 2020 – Ethical Questions in Pediatric Palliative Care
- July 21, 2020 – Beyond Fairytale Endings: Using Storybooks and other therapeutic tools to Explain Death and Dying to Children
- August 20, 2020 – Pediatric Concurrent Care
- September 22, 2020 – Explaining Pain: Pain Education and Mind-Body Tools for Pediatric Chronic Pain
- October 22, 2020 – Through the Eyes of a Grieving Child
- November 17, 2020 – Partnering with Funeral Professionals to Support Families Following the Death of A Child
For details and registration, see https://mailchi.mp/jacobsheart/ppc-webinar-jan-2020?mc_cid=53dd803107&mc_eid=67e1ad4c31.
November 1, 2019 is the registration deadline for the November 8 CNSW NW Chapter Fall 2019 Educational Conference in Issaquah WA. Ignore the earlier deadline on the Conference brochure (https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/CNSW/CNSW_Fall.2019.pdf), and use the registration form at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/CNSW/CNSW.REG.Fall.2019.pdf to RSVP. Conference topics include ethics, mental health, end of life, patient support, patient engagement, and patient collaboration, with 6.5 CEUs offered.
The CNSW NW Chapter will host their Fall 2019 Educational Conference in Issaquah WA on November 8, 2019. Topics include ethics, mental health, end of life, patient support, patient engagement, and patient collaboration. 6.5 CEUs are offered. Find details at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/CNSW/CNSW_Fall.2019.pdf and register at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/CNSW/CNSW.REG.Fall.2019.docx. RSVP by November 1, 2019. Early registration expires October 11, 2019.
The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California is conducting a survey to better understand the level of interest and engagement in a state-wide electronic Registry of Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST). POLST is a form that gives seriously-ill patients more control over their end-of-life care, including medical treatment, extraordinary measures (such as a ventilator or feeding tube) and CPR. Printed on bright pink paper, and signed by both a patient and physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant, POLST can prevent unwanted or ineffective treatments, reduce patient and family suffering, and ensure that a patient’s wishes are honored. Since it’s designed to be readily available to all healthcare practitioners in any setting or circumstance, electronic availability would promote its purpose. For more information and a sample of the California form, see https://capolst.org/. Take the survey, if possible before August 9, 2019, at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3XC2PGX.