School of Professional and Continuing Studies

About | Who Should Attend | Eligibility Requirements | Registration | CE Info | Faculty | Schedule 

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.

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

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

Registration

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

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.

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