July CAPC Resources to Increase the Availability of Quality Palliative Care Services

This post was updated on July 18, 2018 with information on CAPC’s Pain Management Curriculum, which may be of interest to OneCity Health partners.

OneCity Health has been pleased to continue to provide our partners with access to a range of courses and educational materials from The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), a national organization dedicated to increasing the availability of quality palliative care services to people with serious advanced illness.

To help our partners take advantage of CAPC offerings, we recommend these July trainings and resources:

How to Use CAPC Membership

For our partners just beginning with CAPC, these webinars provide an overview of the CAPC tools and resources:

Pain and Total Suffering: Difficult to Manage Symptoms and Suffering at End of Life in Children

This presentation will focus on taking an interdisciplinary approach toward the “total pain” and “total suffering” of patients and their families. Presenters will discuss two complex patients from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Pain Management Curriculum

Complex pain robs patients of their quality of life, limiting their mobility, independence, and ability to interact with others. It is also a major contributor to hospital admissions.

CAPC’s Pain Management curriculum provides training in safe and effective prescribing, including how to prescribe opioids for seriously ill patients in compliance with state and federal regulations. Participants will receive over 10 hours of CE credits and Designation in Pain Management when they complete all fourteen courses in this unit. The curriculum covers:

  • The importance of safe and effective management of pain in the seriously ill patient
  • Identifying the elements of a comprehensive pain assessment
  • Much more

Members can access the curriculum here.

Virtual Office Hours

CAPC offers Virtual Office Hours several times each week. Free to members, Office Hours provide opportunities to tackle operational questions with CAPC faculty. Dial in for small-group consulting on topics such as quality measurement, billing, program design, team management, and more. Stay for the whole hour, or just a small segment.

CAPC membership remains available to all OneCity Health partners including community-based organizations, and long-term care, hospice, and primary care providers. Please contact our support desk to request membership.