Palliative care course for health care professionals working in renal care settings.
LEAP™ Renal is an interprofessional course that provides health care professionals with the essential skills and competencies of the palliative care approach, with course modules and case studies contextualized to the renal care setting. LEAP™ Renal is taught by subject matter experts who are experienced palliative care clinicians and educators.
LEAP™ Renal can be delivered online or in a hybrid format.
Who is it for?
LEAP™ Renal is ideal for any health care professional (e.g., physician, nurse, pharmacist, social worker) working in renal care but whose primary focus is not palliative care.
- Interprofessional approach.
- Built by Canadian palliative care experts.
- Participants will receive a LEAP™ certificate of completion and an electronic copy of the Pallium Palliative Pocketbook.
- 17 interactive, self-learning online modules completed at your own pace (approximately 8 hours of work).
- 6 hours of online webinars or in-person sessions led by LEAP™ facilitators where learners will work through cases and discuss learnings from online modules.
LEAP™ Renal will be submitted for accreditation.
Upon completion of LEAP™ Renal, learners should be able to:
- Identify patients who could benefit from a palliative care approach earlier in the illness trajectory.
- Promote and undertake Advance Care Planning discussions.
- Assess and manage pain; delirium; dyspnea; and nausea, nutrition, and hydration.
- 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.
- Identify quality improvement opportunities related to palliative care.
Topics covered include
- Being Aware
- Taking Ownership
- Decision-Making and Transitions
- Advance Care Planning
- Essential Conversations
- Pain and Symptom Management
- Psychosocial and Spiritual Care
- Last Days and Hours
- Quality Improvement