Following the completion of this conference, attendees should be able to:
Provide Realistic expectation of pain relief versus desired physical activities.
Discover the various pain management options including: Pharmacological Management, Physical Rehabilitation therapy, Stress management, Relaxation techniques, Nerve block therapy, Smoking Cessation, Self-care
Define iatrogenic malnutrition
Describe the nature of the evidence related to optimal amount of calories/protein
List key variables to consider in assessing nutritional risk in ICU patients
List strategies to improve nutritional adequacy in the critical care setting
Recognize indications and evidence for left atrial appendage closure
Demonstrate knowledge of the different LAPC devices
Express familiarity with the pathophysiology, treatment and management of acute and chronic hepatobiliary diseases
Enhance your personal effectiveness and comfort in conducting end-of-life discussions
Compassionately handle patient and family emotional responses to such discussions
With the desired result of the conference being the best care for patients by
Describe a risk assessment approach for venous thromboembolism and bleeding to determine the appropriateness of anticoagulation for an individual patient.
Describe monitoring of oral anticoagulants and options for improving the time in the therapeutic range.
Recognize the professional consequences of burnout and potential implications for patients
Describe the clinical features, potential causes and management of respiratory failure
List indications/contraindications/complications of ventilation
VBMC Nurses must also submit RTA
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