Session Details

This session is offered in English

  • Date(s):
    June 28, 2021 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM CT
    June 29, 2021 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM CT
  • Location:
    N/A,
    Virtual Delivery, Ontario
    N/A
  • Fee:

    Non-physicians refers to nurses, pharmacists, social workers, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, students, residents, etc.

    Personal care aides refers to personal support workers, health care aides, health care assistants, care aides, etc.

    $175 for physicians
    $125 for non-physicians
    $88 for personal care aides
  • Facilitators:

    Viv Walker
    S Baerg

  • Note:

    Before you enroll in this session, please ensure you have enough time to complete 3 pre-course activities (approximately 1 – 2 hours of work) and 16 self-learning modules (approximately 8 hours of work) before the first webinar date listed above. Attendance at all of the webinar dates listed is required in order to receive your certificate of completion.

Course Modules

Being Aware | Taking Ownership | Decision-Making | Pain | Gastrointestinal Symptoms, Hydration, and Nutrition | Advance Care Planning | Delirium | Respiratory Symptoms | Psychosocial and Spiritual Care | Grief | Essential Conversations | Last Days and Hours | Palliative Sedation | Resources and Quality Improvement

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Award-winning palliative care course for health care professionals.

LEAP Core is an interprofessional course that focuses on the essential competencies to provide a palliative care approach. LEAP Core is taught by local experts who are experienced palliative care clinicians and educators.

 

Delivery Modes

LEAP Core can be delivered online or in-person.

 

Who is it for?

LEAP Core is ideal for any health care professional (e.g., physician, nurse, pharmacist, social worker, etc.) whose primary focus of work is not palliative care but who provides care for patients with life-threatening and progressive life-limiting illnesses.

LEAP Core promotes teamwork, supports interprofessional collaboration, and fosters connections among providers in different agencies who work together (e.g. community-based family physicians, home care nurses, community pharmacists, etc.).

 

Course Features

  • Interprofessional approach
  • Built by Canadian palliative care experts
  • Learners receive a LEAP certificate of completion and an electronic copy of the best-selling resource, the Pallium Palliative Pocketbook.
  • Online
    • 16 interactive, self-learning online modules completed at your own pace (approximately 8 hours of work).
    • 6 hours of online webinars led by LEAP facilitators where learners will work through cases and discuss learnings from online modules.
  • In-person
    • Two days, 14 hours in total
    • Face-to-face learning with group discussion and case studies

 

Accreditation

Online

This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 24 Mainpro+ credits. This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the University of Ottawa’s Office of Continuing Professional Development. You may claim a maximum of 12.0 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

In-person

This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 28 Mainpro+ credits.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of LEAP Core, learners should be able to:

  • Describe the importance of self-awareness when providing palliative and end-of-life care
  • Identify patients who could benefit from a palliative care approach earlier in the illness trajectory
  • Assess and manage pain; delirium; gastrointestinal symptoms, hydration, and nutrition; and respiratory symptoms
  • Promote and undertake Advance Care Planning discussions
  • Develop plans to address spiritual, religious, or psychosocial needs
  • Initiate essential discussions related to palliative and end-of-life care in daily work
  • Prepare patients and families for last days and hours
  • Understand and apply the criteria to be met before initiating palliative sedation

 

Topics Covered Include

  • Being Aware
  • Taking Ownership
  • Decision-Making
  • Pain
  • Gastrointestinal Symptoms, Hydration, and Nutrition
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Delirium
  • Respiratory Symptoms
  • Psychosocial and Spiritual Care
  • Grief
  • Essential Conversations
  • Last Days and Hours
  • Request to Hasten Death
  • Palliative Sedation
  • Resources and Quality Improvement