The Last Hours of Living: Practical Advice for Clinicians

  1. great ce article found today at medscape.com:


    the last hours of living: practical advice for clinicians

    introduction to the last hours of living
    preparing for the last hours of life
    physiologic changes and symptom management
    two roads to death
    when death occurs
    notifying others of the death
    pronouncing death
    summary of take-home lessons
    references
    related resources
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   suebird3
    This is a good article.....just got the notice today.

  4. by   BabyRN2Be
    This should be a "sticky". It's a great, informative article.
  5. by   mc3
    I took it and passed. However, when I printed the CEU certificate it showed MD CEU's, not nursing...I thought I saw somewhere that it 1.5; does anyone still have it and can tell me?
    Thanks
    MC3
  6. by   nurselearner
    Did you register for it as a nurse? My certificate says approved for
    2.1 contact hours of continuous nursing education for RN's
  7. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    Mine says 2.1 CEU's as well....

    I thought it was terrific.
  8. by   mc3
    Yes, I did...I should probably contact Medscape and ask them why, but I have a feeling I'll never get an answer...(Sorry, bad day)...
  9. by   shill
    i think it's a great article too. it covers just about everything from the beginning to the end. it's a great teaching for anybody thinking of going into hospice care. i myself for the last year have been thinking about opening a hospice house. we have a cancer center in our city, connected to our hospital but we don't have a hospice house, close to the area. i think one about 5 miles from the hospital would be nice. we have a couple in the surrounding areas, ones like 22 miles away and the other one is about 15 miles away. i guess why i haven't started yet is because i don't know where to start. i'll take any input and/or ideas and suggestions.
    thanks in advance.
    sherry
    ********************************************
    "death is not a failure of medical science but the last act of life."
    ***************************** patch adams, m.d.

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