2015 Hospice & Palliative Care Conference and Awards

Author Barbara Karnes

We are pleased to announce that Barbara Karnes, award winning author of such titles as “Gone From My Sight: The Dying Experience (The Hospice 'Blue Book')," and “My Friend, I Care: The Grief Experience" will be the 2015 Keynote Speaker and a class presenter at the 2015 IDQOL Hospice & Palliative Care Conference and Awards!  Seating will be limited, and so register soon!

 

The Registration Button is at the bottom of this page.  But please do read all of this first.

2015 IDQOL Hospice & Palliative Care Conference
Monday June 8, 2015     8am - 5pm
BSU Student Union, Boise

Featuring Keynote Speaker and Course Presenter Barbara Karnes, RN.

Barbara Karnes, RN is an award winning hospice nurse, award winning educator, and nationally prominent speaker. Barbara's lecture, The Dynamics of Dying, addresses the normal process of dying including the signs of approaching death that begin months before death from disease, offers knowledge and tools for working with end-of-life issues with patients and families, and gives ideas for providing support and guidance during the hours to minutes before and immediately following death. The workshop is presented to healthcare professionals (for CUs) as well as lay people, in a non-medical perspective so that everyone can understand.

Barbara Karnes, RN authored the four booklets on which many providers of end-of-life care rely: “Gone From My Sight: The Dying Experience (The Hospice 'Blue Book'),” “My Friend, I Care: The Grief Experience,” “A Time To Live: Living with a Life-Threatening Illness,” and “The Eleventh Hour: A Caring Guideline for the Hours to Minutes Before Death.” Her book, The Final Act of Living, Reflections of a Longtime Hospice Nurse is a comprehensive end of life resource that offers knowledge to ease fear and misinformation about dying and death. Barbara's insights are now available on DVD included in her "New Rules for End of Life Care" kit for families and professional caregivers. Barbara's 30 year career as an end-of-life educator is predicated on her experience as Executive Director of hospice and home health agencies as well as having worked through the hospice ranks as patient care manager, clinical director, staff nurse and volunteer.

https://www.bkbooks.com/

Barbara will have books available for sale. 

Please read all of the course information, costs, registration instructions and fine print below- EARLY BIRD RATES END MAY 22!! 
We will likely sell out, and seating is limited.  Please do not wait too long to register!  The registration link is at the bottom after all of your information.

We ​invite ​you ​to ​join ​us ​for ​the ​2015 Idaho ​Quality ​of ​Life ​Coalition's ​​Hospice ​& ​Palliative ​Care ​Conference and Awards. ​ ​Your registration includes classes, lunch, Awards presentation and free parking!  Early Birds get the treats!  There will be fun prizes for those of you who arrive the earliest that morning!!  (We need to start right at 8am- INCENTIVE!)

2015 Registration Levels

Early Bird Rates - Register online before May 22, 2015!!  Sign up Early and SAVE!!

Individual Rates
- Coalition Member for 1-5 registrants - $75 each (When registering, choose this option if you are sending 1-5 people AND are an Individual Member for 1 person or a Member Hospice for 1-5 people.)
- Non-Member - $100 each
* not sure if you are a member? Give us a call or join today at idahoendoflife.org.

Best Deal!!!  Coalition Member Hospice Package:
- Member Hospice Group Rate:  The first 6 registrations - $360 ($60 each)  When registering, choose this option if you are sending 6 or more people and are a current member.  If sending more than six, fill in the first six names under this registration type and then use the Hospice Group Extra category for each of the rest of your group.
Member Hospice Group Extra registrations after the first 6-  $45 each - Bring the whole gang!

- Current Patient Volunteer at a Coalition Member Hospice - only $25 (We want your volunteers to be able to come!)

Uh Oh!  After May 22, 2015, 11:59:59 PM the conference rates will be:

Post Early Bird Individual Rates:
- Coalition Member for 1-5 registrants - $100 each
- Non-Member - $135 each

Coalition Member Hospice Package After May 22!:
- Member Hospice Group Rate for the first 6 - $480 (80 each)
- Member Hospice Group Extra registrants - $50 each

- Current Patient Volunteer at Coalition Member Hospice remains $25

****  The online registration system also applies a small per person fee and credit card fee for the transaction.  This is not income for the Coalition, but the actual costs for the system.

The Conference Courses

General Session with all attendees in Main Room A:
8:00 to 10:00 A.M. (2 CEU)
Title:  Opening and Keynote Address
Speakers:  Casey Corbin, Executive Director and Barbara Karnes; Author of Gone From Your Sight.

10:15 to 11:45 PM (1.5 CEU)
Title:  Dynamics of Dying II
Speaker:  Barbara Karnes
Participants Will Explore:
This presentation is intended to offer guidelines for determining a terminal prognosis based on signs of approaching death vs. diagnosis. It is intended to offer a different perspective than the medical model. From this presentation professional (MD, RN,SW, RT, OT, PT, CMA, Clergy, Volunteers) can glean ideas and methods of addressing this difficult, threatening subject with their patients or clients.

12:00 – 1:00 PM
IDQOL LUNCH AND AWARDS CEREMONY (1 CEU)
 

Break Out Sessions Now Continue in 3 Rooms (A,B,C):

Room A Courses- Clinical:

1:00 – 2:30 PM
Title:
  Understanding Pain Management (1.5 CEU)
Speaker:  Robert A. Ancker, MD

Dr. Ancker is board certified in both Family Medicine and Hospice & Palliative Medicine.  He completed his medical school, residency and rural family medicine fellowship at Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport, LA. He and his family moved to North Idaho from Virginia in 2005.

Dr. Ancker has 19 years of palliative care/hospice experience and serves as the Medical Director for Hospice of North Idaho and previous inaugural Medical Director for Palliative Care Services at Kootenai Health in Couer d’Alene, ID. He also serves on the Kootenai Health Ethics Committee. Dr. Ancker is a featured presenter on the Idaho Quality of Life Coalition’s DVD: A Clinician’s Guide to Starting Conversations about End of Life/POST Consult. He is also a frequent lecturer on hospice & palliative end of life issues statewide.

Dr. Ancker also served on the HCR40/POST Task Force in 2006/2007 to update Idaho’s DNR statutes to the new Idaho POST form. He served as past President of the Kootenai-Benewah Medical Association as well as one of its annual delegates to the Idaho Medical Association.

Participants Will:

  1. Review the role of acetaminophen and NSAIDS in pain management
  2. Learn the difference between Psychological vs. Physiological Dependence
  3. Learn the key pharmacological principles of opioid analgesics and proper usage
  4. Learn the key opioid side effects
  5. Learn the indications and use of Relistor ® for Opioid Induced Constipation
     

2:45 – 4:45 PM
Title
:  The Other Side of Hospice (2 CEU)
Speaker:  Barbara Karnes
Participants Will Explore:
As a caregiver for both of my parents as they were dying (five months from each other) I learned what it was like to be on the other side of hospice services. As professional caregivers we have one set of ideas of how to provide care. As family I learned there is an entirely different perspective.

Room B Courses: (Social Workers, Chaplains, Volunteers, etc.)

1:00 - 2:30 P.M. (1.5 CEU)
Title: Dynamics of Grief
Speaker:  Barbara Karnes
Participants Will Explore:
This presentation addresses the normal emotions of grief as a process as well as looks at ideas for visitations and funerals and the difference between men and women in their manner of grieving.

2:45 - 4:45 P.M. (2 CEU)
Title:  The Ethics of Truth Telling and Hope in Patient Care
Speaker:  Alex Chamberlain, St. Luke’s Health Systems
Participants Will Explore:
- A brief history of truth telling
- The connection between truth and hope
- When the patient or family “don’t want to hear it”
- Truth telling and uncertainty
- Truth telling as a process rather than an event
Telling the truth toward the end of life can be a challenging undertaking for healthcare personnel.   The patient asks, “How long do I have” and we are less than confident about making such a prediction.  Or, the family says, “Don’t tell her what she has…it would devastate her.”  In our time together we will use multimedia, case studies, and shared conversation to grow increasingly comfortable with these ethical elements in the care of our patients and families.

Room C Courses:  (Owners, Administrators, Marketers)

1:00 - 2:30 P.M. (1.5 CEU)
Title:  Cost Report Changes and Fundamentals
Speaker:  Kenneth  Hooper: Ken has over 30 years of experience in public practice including consulting and litigation support services for health care providers.  He is a licensed CPA in Idaho, Washington and Georgia, as well as a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified in Healthcare Compliance.  Ken’s healthcare consulting experience includes provider compliance and litigation matters including due diligence, internal investigations, self-reporting and forensic services.  Ken has testified, been deposed, or consulted on cases in both Federal and state courts.  He has also served as the interim National Director of Audit and Monitoring for a national third-party billing company and as a chief compliance officer for a health care system while a permanent replacement was recruited.
Participants Will Explore:
Preparing your Hospice for the Revised Cost Reporting Requirements – Changes to the Hospice cost reporting forms require changes in the chart of accounts, expense tracking, and statistical allocation methodologies. Providers who are not able to meet these new requirements may be unable to file a complaint cost report. This class outlines the changes and suggests approaches for meeting the new reporting requirements including changes to the chart of accounts, cost tracking and statistical allocation methodologies.

2:45 - 3:45 P.M.  (1 CEU)
Title:  Understanding Hospice CAP Reporting and Financial Management
Speaker:  Kenneth Hooper: Ken has over 30 years of experience in public practice including consulting and litigation support services for health care providers.  He is a licensed CPA in Idaho, Washington and Georgia, as well as a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified in Healthcare Compliance.  Ken’s healthcare consulting experience includes provider compliance and litigation matters including due diligence, internal investigations, self-reporting and forensic services.  Ken has testified, been deposed, or consulted on cases in both Federal and state courts.  He has also served as the interim National Director of Audit and Monitoring for a national third-party billing company and as a chief compliance officer for a health care system while a permanent replacement was recruited.
Participants Will Explore:  While the Medicare CAP limits impact only a portion of Hospice providers the impact of can be significant and even threaten the viability of the hospice agency, in addition recent CAP reporting changes place the responsibility for reporting CAP overpayments on the agency.  This class discusses what drives the CAP calculation, CAP reporting and methods for tracking your agency with respect to the CAP.

4:00 - 5:00 P.M. (1 CEU)
Title: Administration Round Table and Networking
Leader:  TBD
This will be an opportunity to discuss, amongst peers, ongoing struggles, successes and goals for hospice companies.  Additionally, this will be a good format to discuss what you expect from the Idaho Quality of Life Coalition.

The Fine Print: 
1.  We are paperless (almost) again this year!  All registrants must ​provide ​a ​valid ​email ​address. ​ ​As ​the ​conference ​approaches, ​your ​materials ​will ​be ​emailed ​to ​you. ​ ​ ​You ​can ​then ​either ​print ​your ​own ​sets ​or ​view ​your ​course ​materials ​on ​a ​computer ​or ​tablet. ​ ​The Coalition ​will ​not ​provide ​any ​printouts. 

2.  Due to the popularity of Keynote Barbara Karnes, we do expect to sell out this year.  Because of the room size, we are limited on seating.  Please register early.  Early bird rates end May 22!  There will be no refunds after May 8.

3.  We ​will ​provide ​Coalition CE ​certificates ​for ​all ​attendees. ​ ​We ​must ​have ​a ​valid ​email ​for ​all ​registrants ​to ​send ​CE Certificates.  You will provide it at your table during each class.  PLEASE write your email legibly or we cannot send your certificate. 

4.  As ​details ​are ​finalized, ​updates ​will ​be ​made ​and ​email ​bulletins ​sent ​to ​all ​registrants.  All of your conference materials will be emailed to you in PDF form before the conference.

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