Decision making tools used to determine appropriateness for ANH/tube placement; resource available to help educate families faced with decisions for nutrition and hydration and options for palliative and hospice care". There are misperceptions about Alternate Nutrition and Hydration (ANH) that may need to be addressed with families and staff. The decision-making is often stressful for families. It is important that whatever decision is made, it is an educated, informed decision. Various advance directives have specific situations identified and options for patients to choose. A variety of directives is reviewed and educational tools available provided.
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- Statistics for Dysphagia Considerations for the evaluation process including:
- chart review
- medications, labs
- weight loss factors
- sensory changes that occur with aging
- Discuss options if patient chooses to opt out of recommendations rather than accept ANH
- Types of advance directives the patient may have such as POLST
- 5 Wishes, Let Me Decide, and forms that can be accessed on various websites including National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
- Review the impact of culture and religion on the patients decisions
- Forms of ANH:
- Short vs. long term use
- Literature review of benefits
- Burdens in various disease processes
- Decision making tools used to determine appropriateness for ANH/tube placement; resource available to help educate families faced with decisions for nutrition and hydration and options for palliative and hospice care
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on various advance directives have specific situations identified and options for patients to choose
At the end of this course the participant will be able to:
1. Identify factors that must be considered in chart review, evaluation as well as impact of sensory changes with aging
2. Identify factors that must be considered in making recommendations for Alternate Nutrition Hydration (ANH)
3. Identify benefits and burdens of alternate forms of nutrition and hydration
4. Identify decision making tools for alternate forms of nutrition and hydration and available resources for staff and family on alternate forms of nutrition and hydration
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Contact Hours: 4 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Speech-Language Pathologist
Instructional Level: Intermediate
This course is offered for 0.40 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Financial – Denise Dougherty is self employed and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - Denise Dougherty is a board member and past president at the American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology.
No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.
Cancellation Policy: For activity cancellation, returns, or complaint resolution, please contact Anne Osborn by email Anne@HomeCEU or by phone at 1.800.55.4CEUS (2387). We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Refunds will be issued for courses that have not been completed (exam not taken), or for any course that has been rejected by your board of approval. Webinar attendance must be canceled 24 hours before the scheduled start time.