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HPNA Sponsored ELNEC Train-the-Trainer Courses
March 14 - March 15
ELNEC is an acronym that stands for End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium. These courses provide nurses with education in palliative care, preparing them to teach the information to practicing nurses and other healthcare professional. These courses are written by nurses for nurses, and are designed to educate nursing providing palliative care and improving end of life care, but all members of the interdisciplinary team are welcome to attend. HPNA sponsors several of these two-day train-the-trainer courses every year, with one each year specializing in pediatric palliative care.
Course content is divided into modules, with each accompanied by objectives, outline, PowerPoint slides, talking points for each slide, references, case studies, and supplemental teaching materials. The modules include Palliative Nursing Care at the End of Life, Pain Management, Symptom Management, Communication, Final Hours, Loss, Grief and Bereavement, Leadership, and Self Care. Cultural considerations and Ethical issues are incorporated into the other modules.