Award-winning palliative care course for health care professionals working in hospital settings.
LEAP™ Hospital 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 hospital setting. LEAP™ Hospital is taught by local subject matter experts who are experienced palliative care clinicians and educators.
LEAP™ Hospital is available in English only.
Who is it for?
LEAP™ Hospital is ideal for any health care professional (e.g. physician, nurse, pharmacist, social worker, etc.) working in a hospital, who provides care for patients with life-threatening and progressive life-limiting illnesses.
- Interprofessional approach
- Built by Canadian palliative care experts
- 17 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 case studies and discuss learnings from online modules.
- Learners receive a LEAP™ certificate of completion and an electronic copy of the best-selling resource, the Pallium Palliative Pocketbook.
This 2 credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 29.0 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 14 hours (credits are automatically calculated).
Upon completion of LEAP™ Hospital, learners should be able to:
- Identify patients who could benefit from a palliative care approach earlier in the illness trajectory.
- Differentiate between advance care planning and goals of care 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
- Taking ownership
- Transitions, decision-making, and advance care planning
- Essential conversations
- Delirium, dyspnea, and nausea
- Hydration and nutrition
- Psychological and spiritual needs
- Last days and hours
- Quality improvement