Hospice & Palliative Care Physician Review Course
College of Medicine · End of Life Center


Hosted by The Center for Hospice, Palliative Care & End-of-Life Studies at USF  

Hospice & Palliative Care Physician Review Course


October 30 & 31, 2010

Course Brochure

Register Now  *  NOTE:  REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED * 

OUR COURSE IS SOLD OUT

Who Should Attend

1)       Physicians currently in Hospice & Palliative Medicine Practice.

2)       Physicians interested in Hospice & Palliative Medicine Practice.

3)       Physicians preparing to take the Board Certification Hospice & Palliative Medicine exam.

4)   Registered Nurse and Advance Registered Nurse Practitioners

 

This course will focus on reviewing the 8 domains of practice used for the Hospice & Palliative Medicine Certification Exam blueprint, including case-based sample test questions.

 

* The Center for Hospice, Palliative Care and End-of-Life Studies and its partners are not involved in developing the ABMS certification examination and have no specific knowledge of the actual questions that will be included or excluded from the examination.  The planning committee developed our course content after reviewing all pertinent information, including the examination outline, the Medical Content Categories & the concepts specified by ABIM.

 

CME's

TOTAL CREDIT:        Sixteen (16.0) AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits

 

Practice Course Objectives

  • Review the following domains of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Practice:

Approach to Care

Psychosocial and spiritual considerations

Impending death

Grief and Bereavement

Medical Management

Communication and Teamwork

Ethical and Legal decision-making

Prognostication and natural history of serious illness

  • Using case studies, discuss and answer questions related to the 8 domains of practice.
  • Create a study plan to prepare for the ABMS Board Certification Hospice & Palliative Medicine exam.

Course Schedule:

Saturday, October 30, 2010

7:15 a.m.  Registration/Breakfast

8:00 a.m. Course Overview & Successful Test Taking Skills

8:45 a.m. Approach to Care

9:45 a.m. Break

10:00 a.m. Communication/Teamwork

11:00 a.m. Pain Management

LUNCH

1:30 p.m. Psychosocial/Spiritual Issues

2:30 p.m. Non-pain Symptom Management, I

3:30 p.m. Break

3:45 p.m. Non-pain Symptom Management, II

4:45 p.m. Prognostication

 

Sunday, October 31, 2010

7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

 8:00 a.m. Impending Death

9:00 a.m. Discontinuation of Technological Support

9:45 a.m. Break

10:00 a.m. Intractable pain/Interventional Pain Management

10:45 a.m. Grief and Bereavement

11:30 a.m. Pediatrics

LUNCH

1:15 p.m. Urgent Medical Conditions

2:15 p.m. Alternative Therapies

3:00 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m. Palliative Sedation

4:15 p.m. Ethical/Legal Decision Making

               Wrap Up/Evaluations/ Closure

Planning Chairs

Ronald Schonwetter, M.D. FACP, AGSF, FAAHPM

Executive Vice President/Chief Medical Officer

HPC Healthcare, Inc.

 

Vincent Perron, M.D.

Division Director, USF College of Medicine/Geriatrics

Medical Director, Tampa General Hospital Palliative Medicine

Medical Director, Tampa General Hospital ACE Unit

Preparing for the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Certification Examination

You may visit AAHPM website to view additional resources available to provide a broad knowledge base in hospice and palliative medicine. They can be used to help you in preparing and reviewing for the ABMS certification examination.

HPM PASS—Hospice and Palliative Medicine Physician Assessment and Self Study Tool
This e-learning tool is an interactive practice test to help review for the board certification examination. It includes up to 150 test questions to help assess your knowledge in key areas of hospice and palliative medicine and uncover areas where additional review may be helpful. HPM PASS includes correct and incorrect answers along with current references. For further information, visit http://www.aahpm.org/physresources/hpmpassdemo.html.

Note: AAHPM is not involved in developing the certification exam and has no specific knowledge of the actual questions that will be included on the exam. The committee developed the HPM PASS questions after review of the exam outline with an intent to emphasize concepts listed by ABIM.

Fast Facts
These free 1-page summaries include over 195 critical topics in hospice and palliative medicine. They are peer-reviewed, evidence-based, and can be searched using key words. Fast Facts are a good place to search when looking for resources on a specific topic. Visit http://www.eperc.mcw.edu/EPERC/FastFactsandConcepts.

The exam content and blueprint is now available. This document includes the content areas covered, their relative percentages, and the approximate number of questions in each area to expect on a typical exam. Click here to view the blueprint on the American Board of Internal Medicine's Web site.

Travel Information

Hotel Information

 

Additional area hotels:

NorthEast Hotels


 

Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club

5811 Tampa Palms Blvd, Tampa, FL 33647

Phone:  813.972.1991  

The hotel does not provide shuttle service

Rate: $109 single/double, plus applicable taxes
Please note this rate is guaranteed provided that rooms in the Practice Review Course (PRC) block are still available. Later reservations will be taken on a space-and-rate available basis. Please be sure to mention that you are attending the Practice Review Course.  This hotel block of rooms are full.

Ground Transportation

Parking:

·         Complimentary on-site parking

 

Tampa - TPA

Tampa International Airport is located 20 miles from the Club.
(approximately 30 to 40 minutes travel time).

From Tampa International Airport:

Take I-275 North to Bears Avenue (Exit 53). At end of ramp, turn RIGHT onto Bearss Ave. and proceed for several miles until dead-end. At dead-end, turn LEFT onto Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Proceed 2 miles and turn RIGHT onto Tampa Palms Blvd. The Club is 1/2 mile on the right.

From I-75

Exit #270 (Bruce B. Downs Blvd./Rt. 581). Proceed west for 2 miles. Turn LEFT onto Tampa Palms Blvd. The Club is 1/2 mile on the RIGHT.

From I-4 or Orlando

Take I-4 to I-75 North. to Exit 270 (Bruce B. Downs Blvd./Rt. 581). At end of ramp, turn LEFT. Proceed on Bruce B. Downs for 2 miles. Turn LEFT onto Tampa Palms Blvd. The Club is 1/2 mile on the RIGHT.

From Clearwater

Take the Courtney Campbell Causeway or Howard Franklin Bridge (whichever is closer). Proceed on I-275 North to Bearss Avenue (Exit 36). At end of ramp, turn RIGHT onto Bearss Avenue & proceed for several miles until dead-end. At dead-end, turn LEFT onto Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Proceed 2 miles and turn RIGHT onto Tampa Palms Blvd. The Club is 1/2 mile on the right.

 

TAXIS

Taxi cab service is provided from the Commercial Ground Transportation Quadrants located in all four corners of the Baggage Claim Level.

The airport is served by
Yellow Cab and United Cab. Both companies charge the same fares: $2 plus $2.25 per mile. The minimum fee from the airport is $15. Once the meter exceeds the $15, the minimum no longer applies.

There is a maximum flat rate fee of $25 to Downtown Tampa and the cruise port.

Taxi Companies

Yellow

(813) 253-0121

United Cab

(813) 253-2424

 Faculty Disclosure

The material presented in each course represents the opinions of speakers and not necessarily the views of the Center of Hospice, Palliative Care and End-of-Life Studies, USF, or any of our partners.

Registration Information

Registration is required for admission to this Practice Review Course.  All registrations must be prepaid by credit card or a check (drawn on a US bank, net of all bank charges).  Please make checks payable to HPC Healthcare, Inc.  A charge of $30 will apply to any check returned for insufficient funds.    Fee includes admission to this 2 day course, the course syllabus, continental breakfasts and catered lunches, and daily breaks.

 

PHYSICIANS

Course Fee until  09/30/10       $499

Course Fee after 10/1/10         $549   

 

RNs & ARNPs*

Course Fee until 09/30/10     $349

Course Fee after 10/1/10       $399

* to have access to this rate, please click below, add to cart and once the actual registration page opens up, please fill it out and when it comes to the Professional Profile, choose ARNP and that's how you will get the special rate.

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Cancellations: A cancellation fee of $50.00 will be retained on all cancellations.  No refunds will be issued after October 15, 2010 but you may transfer your registration to a colleague.

 

The Center for Hospice, Palliative Care and End-of-Life Studies at USF reserves the right to cancel this program due to unforeseen circumstances, in which the full enrollment fee will be refunded.  The Center for Hospice, Palliative Care and End-of-Life Studies at USF will not be responsible for travel expenses incurred by the participant in case of cancellation.

Tampa is a part of the metropolitan area most commonly referred to as the Tampa Bay Area. The Greater Tampa Bay area has just over 4 million residents and generally includes the Tampa and Clearwater/St. Petersburg metro areas.

In 2008, Tampa was ranked as the 5th best outdoor city by Forbes. A 2004 survey by the NYU newspaper Washington Square News ranked Tampa as a top city for "twenty-somethings." Tampa is ranked as a "high sufficiency" world city by Loughborough University and is one category away from becoming a Gamma world city. According to Loughborough, Tampa now ranks alongside other world cities such as Phoenix, Cologne, and Osaka.  For more information about Tampa, please visit http://www.histampa.com/local.html

Accommodations for Disabilities:  Please notify The Center for Hospice, Palliative Care and End-of-Life Studies at USF, 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa, Florida 33612 or call Lourdes Rodriguez at (813) 974-2460.  Please send your request a minimum of 10 working days in advance of the event if a reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed.

For More Information Contact:

Lourdes Rodriguez, USF Center for Hospice, Palliative Care and End-of-life Studies – USF College of Medicine at  lrodrig1@health.usf.edu or Donna Obuchowski, HPC Healthcare, Inc. at obuchowd@aol.com

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Center Sponsors

USF Health, The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, LifePath Hospice and Palliative Care, Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, TideWell Hospice and Palliative Care, Hope Hospice and Community Service