Webinar Date: 
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Course CE Credits: 
1 Nursing Contact Hour
Course Format: 
Recorded webinar
Course Target audience: 
Registered Nurses
Licensed Practical Nurses
Healthcare ProfessionalsThis webinar will discuss and define palliative care and older adults
interventions and common issues.
Course Description: 

This webinar will discuss and define palliative care and older adults, assessment, interventions and common issues.

Course Learning Objectives: 

After viewing this webinar, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe palliative care
  • Explain the trajectories of illness
  • Designate diagnoses appropriate for palliative care in the older adult
  • List geriatric syndromes seen in palliative care
  • Explain palliative care in the Intensive Care Unit and the older adult
  • Define palliative care and hospice care; differences and likenesses
Course Disclaimer: 

The presenter has no conflict of interest. This activity has no commercial support or sponsorship.

The New York University College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Author: Jacqueline Close, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC, FNGNA,
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Gerontology, Pomerado Hospital

Dr. Jacqueline F. Close has practiced nursing for more than 30 years and has experience in a wide variety of fields. She is intimately familiar with medical, surgical, ICU (to include liver transplants and open heart surgery), orthopedics, psychiatry, and education. Currently the Medical/Surgical/Telemetry Clinical Nurse Specialist at Pomerado Hospital, San Diego, Dr. Close’s primary area of expertise and certification is in Gerontology. She has direct oversight of programs for fall prevention, delirium prevention in hospitalized older adults and prevention of functional decline in hospitalized older patients. A strong advocate for evidence-based practice and research, Dr. Close is a member of the Palomar Health Biomedical Ethics Committee, serves as an ELNEC trainer and is an unwavering advocate for Palliative Care programs, education and training. She is on the board of directors for the National Gerontological Nurses Association and is an active participant in the Gerontological Advance Practice special interest group. She has published in the Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing on delirium in palliative care. Doctor Close completed her Master’s degree at Point Loma Nazarene University in 2005 and her PhD at the University of San Diego in 2012.