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Patty Warring

RN, MSN, ACHPN

Patricia Warring has been a registered nurse since graduating from Missouri Western State College in 1990 with a BSN degree. She earned an MSN from Valparaiso University in the clinical nurse specialist role, adult health.

Patricia's clinical nursing experience includes five years of medical/surgical/oncology in an acute care setting in the role of staff nurse and supervisor. The past 23 years have been spent as a hospice/palliative care nurse in both in-home and in-patient settings. She has a special passion for pain and symptom control for these patients. Her interest in this area has led her to develop and present educational courses for nurses and staffs at a local, state, and national level. She has co-authored a chapter in a national award winning gerontology textbook on end-of-life care based on competencies in nursing. Patricia was a certified Hospice Specialist for 16 years. She currently serves as adjunct faculty at a local university.

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Pain Management at End of Life

Presented by Patty Warring, RN, MSN, ACHPN

Pain Management at End of Life

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This course provides nurses in a variety of settings, including rehabilitation, skilled nursing, long-term care, and home care settings, with information about pain management for patients receiving end-of-life (EOL) care. Good pain control is necessary to enhance quality of life in the terminally ill patient, and families find much comfort in knowing that their loved one is comfortable at EOL. Nurses are often confronted with concerns about addiction to pain medications and must know the differences between addiction, dependence, and tolerance. In this course, we will discuss different types of pain, including visceral, somatic and neuropathic pain, medications, and alternatives for treatment.

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Symptom Management at End of Life

Presented by Patty Warring, RN, MSN, ACHPN

Symptom Management at End of Life

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This course provides nurses in a variety of settings, including rehabilitation, long-term care, skilled care, and home health, with information about symptom management for patients receiving end-of-life (EOL) care. Good symptom control is necessary to enhance quality of life in the terminally ill patient. Families find much comfort in knowing that their loved one is comfortable at EOL. In addition to pain management (see other course), symptom control covers conditions such as anorexia, anxiety, constipation, dyspnea, nausea, and terminal restlessness. Nurses will be provided with a brief review of changes which often occur as a disease progresses toward death.

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Overview of End-of-Life Care

Presented by Lu Krieger-Blake LCSW, MSW, BA and Patty Warring, RN, MSN, ACHPN

Overview of End-of-Life Care

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This course gives nurses, therapists, and social workers an overview of hospice care, relevant to practice in multiple settings--including rehabilitation, acute care, long-term care, home health care, and assisted living. The course includes a description of the hospice philosophy of comfort versus cure, criteria for hospice care, the team approach to providing care, the services provided to patients/families by hospice teams, and payment sources. Learners will receive information about the referral process, advance care planning, and guidelines for various disease conditions appropriate for hospice care.

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