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Hospice In-Service Training Program

Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care provides hospice care in-service training for healthcare professionals interested in learning more about this important type of care.

Hospice in-service training is available for healthcare professionals and includes clinical, bereavement and other topics. Crossroads’ in-service program helps healthcare professionals understand the end-of-life process and covers the physical and emotional needs of the hospice patient.

Below are some of the in-service topics we are able to present. Use the form below to request an in-service now.

Clinical in-service training.

Our clinical in-service programs provide information on common issues around caring for patients with life-limiting illnesses. Each hospice in-service training program provides healthcare professionals with actionable insight. Examples of our clinical hospice in-service training topics include:

  • Hospice Eligibility for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders. This in-service provides fundamental information about Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, including signs and symptoms commonly experienced by patients with this diagnosis. This in-service will also review the tools used to determine the stage of these diseases and when a hospice assessment should be performed to determine if the disease has progressed to an end stage.
  • HIPAA 101 – The Basics. Healthcare providers are at a higher risk than ever for HIPAA and PHI violations and breaches that not only affect the patient but can result in costly fines for facilities. This in-service reviews the basics of HIPAA and PHI. It includes a refresher course about what constitutes HIPAA and PHI, the definition of a breach, an overview of the “Minimum Necessary Rule Standard,” ways to prevent the improper release of information, and how to prevent and report a HIPAA violation and/or breach.
  • Hospice 101 – The Basics. This in-service reviews the differences between palliative treatment versus curative treatment and how to determine a hospice prognosis. It also outlines a variety of diseases and common symptoms that may indicate a terminal prognosis. It covers how and why the added benefit of hospice has a positive impact on the patient and family and the facility.
  • Dementia: Managing Combative Behaviors for Aide Personnel. This in-service outlines dementia and associated combative behaviors. It reviews dementia myths, what causes combativeness and methods for effectively managing the complexities of dementia.

Bereavement in-service training.

Simply defined, grief is the normal and natural reaction to significant emotional loss of any kind. The range of emotions associated with grief is as varied as the person experiencing it. Our in-service bereavement training offers tips and experience about dealing with death and dying for patients and families. Some of Crossroads in-service training includes:

  • Tips for being present with those who are dying. This in-service provides attendees with information and tips on how to offer presence at the time of death. Attendees will also learn ways to offer simple gestures of compassion and how to identify nonverbal cues sometimes exhibited by an individual that could cue the healthcare professional to know when to avoid physical touch.

For other bereavement topics available, please use the form below.

Request in-service training.