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Launched in February 2000, the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) provides nurse educators with essential training in end-of-life/ palliative care and provides participants with the knowledge and resources to share this with other nursing colleagues. The ELNEC-Core Curriculum training program was originally funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to improve end-of-life care for patients through the preparation of nurse educators in clinical and academic environments. Over the past eight years, additional funding has been provided by the National Cancer Institute, Open Society Institute, Aetna, Archstone, Department of Veterans Affairs, Oncology Nursing, and California HealthCare Foundation. ELNEC is administered through a partnership between the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), in Washington, DC and the City of Hope, in Duarte, CA.

Who Should Attend

Nurses who currently work in a variety of clinical, community settings, as well as schools of nursing, who want to increase their knowledge in end-of-life/palliative care issues.

  • Staff nurses
  • Advanced practice nurses
  • Undergraduate and graduate nursing faculty 
  • CE providers 
  • Staff development educators 
  • Case Managers 
  • Nursing administrators 
  • Other members of the interdisciplinary team, including physicians, social workers, hospice workers, and chaplains, are also welcome to attend (e.g. Nurses in acute care facilities accompanied by local hospice, homecare, long term care colleagues; Faculty from schools of nursing accompanied by clinical partners)

Two ELNEC curricula will be taught simultaneously: ELNEC-Core and ELNEC-Critical Care. These are Train-the-Trainer courses and upon completion, participants will be able to take this information back to their institution and teach others. Participants are encouraged to bring community partners with them so they can learn to provide seamless care as patients and their families go from one facility to another.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Interest in end-of-life/palliative care
  • Commitment to implementation and dissemination of end-of-life/palliative care education within your institution or organization 
  • Commitment and vision to partner with other institutions/organizations in your community to improve palliative care throughout all systems of care

Upon completion of program, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the philosophy and principles of hospice and palliative care that can be integrated across settings to affect quality care at the end of life.
  • Describe pharmacological and non- pharmacological therapies used to relieve pain.
  • Identify common symptoms associated with end-of-life processes.
  • Define the role of the nurse in supporting ethical practice in end-of-life care.
  • Identify dimensions of culture and the influence of culture on end-of-life care.
  • Define the importance of ongoing communication with the interdisciplinary team, patient, and family throughout the end-of-life process.
  • Define loss, mourning, grief and bereavement.
  • Assess physical, psychological, social and spiritual care needs and interventions for an imminently dying patient and their family.
  • Describe the multiple roles for nursing in improving quality care at the end of life.

Registration

  • Early Registration Fee (before June 28, 2011) - $500
  • Regular Registration Fee (June 28, 2011 or after) - $550
  • Registration Deadline – July 29, 2011 
  • Registrations will be accepted after July 29th based on the availability of course curriculum materials.
  • Register for ELNEC Core or ELNEC Critical Care by downloading Printable Registration Form 

Cancellation policy: Registrations cancelled before May 1st will be assessed a $50 cancellation fee. Registrations cancelled between May 2nd and August 1st will be assessed a $250 cancellation fee. No refunds are given to registrants who do not attend for the course. If you have questions, please contact Aaron Akins at (314) 516-5994.

Contact person for course information: Pam Malloy (805) 693-0326.

CE Information

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider No. 13380 for 12 contact hours. (CE Provider: City of Hope National Medical Center/Beckman Research Institute). No partial CEs given so participation in the entire course is required. Registered nurses from other states may petition their state nursing board to accept CEs from the California Board of Registered Nursing.

Faculty

  • Margaret Barton-Burke, PhD, RN, Mary Ann Lee Endowed Associate Professor in Oncology Nursing at the University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • Patrick Coyne, MSN, APRN, CHPN, FAAN, FPCN, Clinical Nurse Specialist for Palliative Care and Pain Management, Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, VA Commonwealth University Health Care System
  • Vanessa Loyd, PhD(c), RN, Assistant Teaching Professor and Director of Continuing Education for the College of Nursing at the University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • Pam Malloy, MN, RN, FPCN, Director of ELNEC Project, American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
  • Judith E. Nelson, MD, JD, Professor of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Attending Physician at the Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute and Project Director of IPAL-ICU
  • Judy Paice, PhD, RN, FAAN, Director, Cancer Pain Program, Northwestern University:  Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Clareen Wiencek, PhD, RN, Palliative Care Consultant, University Hospital Case Medical Center, Assistant Professor at the Francis Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve

Schedule

Core Schedule

TBD

1600 - 2000:  Early Check-In and Hospitality Room

TBD
Note: ELNEC-Critical Care and ELNEC-Core course participants meet together from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.

0730 – 0800:  Continental Breakfast (provided)
0800 – 0840:  Welcome, ELNEC Overview, Introduction to Materials (Pam Malloy)
0840 – 1000:  Introduction to Palliative Nursing (Pam Malloy and Judy Nelson)
1000 – 1015:  BREAK (the two ELNEC groups divide and go to respective rooms/courses)
1015 – 1130:  Symptom Management (Patrick Coyne)
1130 – 1215:  Ethical Considerations (Margaret Barton-Burke)
1215 – 1300:  LUNCH (provided)
1300 – 1400:  Communication (Pam Malloy)
1400 – 1445:  Communication Exercises (Vanessa Loyd and Pam Malloy)
1445 – 1500:  BREAK
1500 – 1630:  Role Play
1630 – 1645:  Final Announcements and Complete Evaluations

TBD

0730 – 0800: Continental Breakfast (provided)
0800 – 0930:  Pain Management (Judy Paice)
0930 – 0945:  BREAK
0945 – 1045:  Loss, Grief, Bereavement (Pam Malloy)
1045 – 1200:  Review Case Studies or Self Care Strategies
1200 – 1300:  LUNCH
1300 – 1400:  Cultural Considerations (Vanessa Loyd)
1400 – 1500:  Final Hours (Margaret Barton-Burke)
1500 – 1515:  BREAK (the two ELNEC groups come back together)
1515 – 1600:  Review “So Where Do I Go From Here?” “Best Practices,” ELNEC website, etc (Pam Malloy)
1600 – 1615:  Final Thoughts (TBD)

Critical Care Schedule

TBD

1600 - 2000:  Early Check-In and Hospitality Room

TBD    
Note: ELNEC-Critical Care and ELNEC-Core course participants meet together from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.

0730 – 0800:  Continental Breakfast (provided)
0800 – 0840:  Welcome, ELNEC Overview, Introduction to Materials (Pam Malloy)
0840 – 1000:  Introduction to Palliative Nursing (Pam Malloy and Judy Nelson)
1000 – 1015:  BREAK (two ELNEC groups divide and go to respective room/course)
1015 – 1045:  IPAL (Judy Nelson)
1045 – 1215:  Pain Management (Judy Paice)
1215 – 1300:  LUNCH (provided)
1300 – 1345:  Communication (Patrick Coyne)
1345 – 1445:  Cultural Considerations (Clareen Wiencek)
1445 – 1500:  BREAK
1500 – 1630:  Role Play
1630 – 1645:  Final Announcements and Complete Evaluations

TBD

0730 – 0800: Continental Breakfast (provided)
0800 – 0930:  Symptom Management (Patrick Coyne)
0930 – 0945:  BREAK
0945 – 1045:  Ethical Considerations (Judy Nelson & Clareen Wiencek)
1045 – 1200:  Review Case Studies or Self Care Strategies
1200 – 1300:  LUNCH (provided)
1300 – 1400:  Loss, Grief, Bereavement (Clareen Wiencek)
1400 – 1500:  Final Hours (Judy Paice)
1500 – 1515:  BREAK (the two ELNEC groups come back together)
1515 – 1600:  Review “So Where Do I Go From Here?” “Best Practices,” ELNEC website, etc (Pam Malloy)
1600 – 1615:  Final Thoughts (TBD)

Venue

Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel
9801 Natural Bridge Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63134 USA

The training program will be held at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel in St. Louis, MO. Go to https://marriott.com/reservation/availability.mi?propertyCode=STLSA&groupCode=UMSUMSA or call 1-800-468-3571 and provide group code “UMSUMSA” to book your reservations. Deluxe rooms with one king bed or two queen beds cost $89 per night for up to four guests between August 1st and August 7th. This price is guaranteed until July 20, 2011. Cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to arrival or one night room and tax will be assessed.

Fitness & Recreation Facilities
  • Fitness Center with cardiovascular equipment and free weights
  • Indoor & outdoor swimming pools with towel service
  • Whirlpool
Hotel Restaurants
  • T-Bone Trattoria, an Italian steakhouse serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Curtain Club Bar, an upscale lobby bar serving appetizers and sandwiches.
  • Caffe Espresso, a coffee house serving coffee and lighter fare in a casual setting.

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