Palliative Care in the Emergency Department

Return to Emergency and Urgent Care sessions.

Estimated time to complete session: 60 min.

Learning Objectives

1. Provide appropriate treatment to palliative care patients to manage pain and symptoms.
2. Determine the point at which care should be focused on palliation as opposed to disease management.
3. Discuss end-of-life issues with family members to determine appropriate resuscitation strategies.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
09/16/2013
Course expires: 
09/15/2016

Travis E. DeVader, MD, Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Kaweah Delta Medical Center, Visalia, California; Director of Hospice and Palliative Care, Kaweah Delta Medical Center, Visalia, California

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
09/16/2013
Course expires: 
09/15/2016
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