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INTRODUCTION

ABIM MOC Activity ID

1/30/2018 - Medical Grand Rounds: Palliative Care Year in Review

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CERTIFICATE

INTRODUCTION

Credit Hours: CME 1.00

Target Audience:

Faculty, residents, fellows, and community physicians in General Internal Medicine and subspecialties.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the evidence supporting palliative care.
  • List one medication to treat uremic pruritus and one medication to treat cholestatic pruritus
  • Name 3 concerns with use of antipsychotics for distressing symptoms of delirium.
  • Identify 3 factors associated with accuracy of MD prognostic predictions after ICU admission.

Suggested Additional Reading:

  1. Detsky ME, Harhay MO, Bayard DF, et al. Discriminative accuracy of physician and nurse predictions for survival and functional outcomes 6 months after an ICU admission. JAMA 2017;317(21):2187-2195.
  2. Agar MR, Lawlor PG, Quinn S., et al. Efficacy of oral risperidone, haloperidol, or placebo for symptoms of delirium among patients in palliative care: A randomized clinical trail. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2017;177(1):34-42.
  3. Kavalieratos D, Corbelli J, Zhang D, et al. Association between palliative care and patient and caregiver outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA 2016; 316(20):2104-2114.

Authors:
Yael Schenker, MD MAS — Associate Professor of Medicine Director, Palliative Care Research Division of General Internal Medicine Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
Authors disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above. No other planners, members of the planning committee, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.