Grand Rounds: Perceptions of Barriers and Facilitators to Early Integration of Pediatric Palliative Care: A National survey of Pediatric Oncology Providers (Dalberg), and Critical Care Transport for End-of-Life Care of Hospice/Palliative Care Patients (Raed)

June 6, 2014

By Todd Dalberg, DO, MCR, and Mona Raed, MD , Pediatric Palliative Care Fellows, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH , Palliative Care

Objectives (Educational Content) :
Technical Note: After closing out the playback of Part 1, Dr. Dalberg’s presentation, the viewer is redirected to a WebEx page with information about Dr. Raed’s presentation and a large PLAYBACK button. Pressing the PLAYBACK button will play her presentation, at the end of which the viewer will be redirected to the CME survey for both presentations.

Perceptions of Barriers …

1. Recognize the growing importance of pediatric palliative care

2. Compare barriers and facilitators to early integration of a pediatric palliative care team for pediatric oncology patients

3. Review the breadth of provider perspectives (including oncologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, and social workers) to inform development of personal perceptions regarding pediatric palliative care

Critical Care Transport …

1. Describe the results of a retrospective chart review that characterizes important demographics and factors involved in transporting a patient home for end-of-life care

2. Describe any inconsistencies noted before, during and after transport of patients

3. Illustrate development and implementation of a standardized protocol that has been designed based on the above information

Target Audience:
Physicians, pediatricians and pediatric residents.

Identified Gap:
It is a requirement of the palliative care fellowship curriculum that their fellows present their fellowship research prior to the end of their fellowship training.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity
1 hour

Method of Physician Participation in the Learning Process:
The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:
All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CME credit.

Dr. Todd Dalberg and Dr. Mona Raed have both indicated that they have not had financial or other relationships with any commercial interest during the past 12 months.

Accreditation Statement:
Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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