CPC ICI Palliative Care Preceptorship for Primary HCPs
Complimenting multidisciplinary management and care of patients with serious and life-limiting illnesses including NCDs in sub-Saharan Africa.
Training Duration: 6 weeks
Course Director: Prof. Fredrick Chite Asirwa MD
Consultant Physician. Medical Oncologist & Hematologist Executive
Director/CEO: International Cancer Institute (ICI)
P.O. Box 8088, Code 30100 Eldoret, Kenya
Course Coordination: Dr. Kevin Makori
Head, Office of Education and Training
International Cancer Institute (ICI)
P.O. Box 8088, Code 30100 Eldoret, Kenya
This educational activity is provided independently by International Cancer Institute (ICI) through the Blueprint Program
ICI Education & Training Mission Statement
The ICI Preceptorship Program Mission is to measurably contribute to cancer patients’ safety and health outcomes and to support practice improvement by providing CME/CPD activities that enhance the ability of physicians and other healthcare team members to deliver quality and optimal healthcare services.
The purpose of the ICI Preceptorship Program is to develop educational activities that clearly link the needs of the learner/participants with the planning process, format, and delivery of each activity, resulting in high-quality continuing medical education/continued Professional Development opportunities that will increase the knowledge, competence, and performance of health-care providers.
The ICI Preceptorship Program activities include practical, evidence-based, best clinical practice information for a broad variety of common oncology and hematology conditions, innovations in primary and specialty patient care in NCDs, new procedural training, and specialty fora. The appropriate content for each course is determined based on the results of a practice gap analysis relative to the target audience’s scope of practice, as well as the identified expected outcomes. Content is free of commercial bias.
General Target Audience: ICI Preceptorship/CME/CPD activities focus on the needs of generalist and specialist physicians and other multidisciplinary healthcare team members at ICI-affiliated cancer centers nationally and in sub-Saharan Africa as appropriate.
Type of Activities Provided by ICI
In order to accomplish our educational goals, ICI CME uses a range of activity formats based on the content and desired results of the activity. Current offerings include live and video conferenced activities, live regularly scheduled series, internet CME activities, enduring materials, and hands-on skills workshops. ICI also jointly sponsors activities with regional specialty societies, non-profit educational organizations, and government agencies when mutually desired goals and outcomes are best achieved by such relationships.
Expected Results of the Preceptorship Program
ICI Preceptorship/CME/CPD is committed to assessing the impact and effectiveness of its CME/CPD Program. ICI courses are designed to: increase knowledge of new treatments, diagnostic tools, and procedures; improve compliance with the specific evidence-based standard of care protocols; improve competence, performance, and/or patient outcomes; and promote efficient use of resources. We employ assessment methods to evaluate the extent to which our activities result in changes in knowledge, competence, and performance. CME activities in conjunction with quality improvement projects have measurable outcomes to report. An emphasis during the planning process is placed on intended learning and desired change in knowledge, competence, and performance. The ICI Education and Training Office works in collaboration with other departments/offices of the International Cancer Institute and its partners who are involved and interested in quality improvement processes and patient safety.
The primary target audience for this course comprises the multidisciplinary clinical care team members including, but not limited to specialists, fellows, residents, nurses, pharmacists, pharm-techs, clinical officers, medical officers, and other allied health care professionals.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- To explain the concept of palliative care
- Apply various techniques to carry out discussions at every point of the illness including end-of-life, with patients and families on palliative care, goals of care, breaking bad news
- Describe how spiritual assessment integrates and supports the plan of care
- Employ the tools commonly used in palliative care to assess and manage pain using pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods
- Identify most common physical symptoms in palliative care and describe the key assessments, pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments and follow-up required to optimally manage symptoms
- Identify common signs of the dying process and describe treatments for common symptoms at end of life care
- Describes normal grief and bereavement and risk factors for prolonged grief disorder
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
International Cancer Institute (ICI) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by ICI for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.
The faculty must report any financial relationships or contractual relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain a discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Method of Participation and Request for Credit
To receive credit for this activity, participants must review the activity information including learning objectives and faculty/planner disclosures, and actively participate in the educational activity. Upon successfully completing the post-test with a score of 75% or better and the post-activity evaluation, your certificate will be made available immediately.
Orientation to the course
- Introduction to palliative care
- Ethical-Legal issues in palliative care
- Communication in the context of palliative care
- Breaking bad news
- Psychosocial concepts in palliative care
- Spiritual and cultural aspects in palliative care
- Introduction to pain, mechanism of pain, and assessment of pain
- Pain management using pharmacological and non-pharmacological techniques
- Common symptom management in palliative care
- End-of-life care
- Palliative care emergencies, assessment, and management
- Pediatric palliative care
- Grief and bereavement
Participants should be willing to spend at least 4 hours per week on this online course over a period of 6 weeks. (Duration 24 hours). This program will start when the class is fully subscribed. The course cost is $200.00 for the entire course. There are few sponsorships available on a first-come basis for those who apply. Priority will be given to those working in cancer centers that have formal affiliations/Partnerships with the International Cancer Institute. Apply for sponsorship during the registration of the course
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Subscribing to the course
You can purchase the entire unit at Ksh. 20,000 ($200) or the individual units at Ksh. 2,000 ($20)
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- Pharmacology of anticoagulation agents, Pertinent Pharmacokinetic, drug/drug, and drug/food interactions with Vit-K antagonists
- Deep Venous Thrombosis: Risk factors, presentation, and Treatment
- Pulmonary Embolism: Risk factors, presentation, and Treatment
- Peri-procedural anticoagulation management: CHEST guidelines and literature review
- Complications of antithrombotic therapy and management
- Medication therapy management in anticoagulation clinics
- Anticoagulation treatment for atrial fibrillation and valvular heart disorders
- Communication skills in anticoagulation therapy management
- Developing a patient’s anticoagulation therapy plan
- Monitoring and Evaluation of safety and efficacy parameters in anticoagulation therapy
- Patient education material on anticoagulation therapy
- Anticoagulation therapy in pediatric populations
Pathophysiology of clotting and the clotting cascade, Pharmacology of anticoagulation agents, Pertinent Pharmacokinetic, drug/drug and drug/food interactions with Vit-K antagonists, Deep Venous Thrombosis: Risk factors, presentation and Treatment, Pulmonary Embolism: Risk factors, presentation and Treatment, Peri-procedural anticoagulation management: CHEST guidelines and literature review, Complications of antithrombotic therapy and management, Medication therapy management in anticoagulation clinics, Anticoagulation treatment for atrial fibrillation and valvular heart disorders, Communication skills in anticoagulation therapy management, Developing a patient’s anticoagulation therapy plan, Monitoring and Evaluation of safety and efficacy parameters in anticoagulation therapy, Patient education material on anticoagulation therapy, Anticoagulation therapy in pediatric populations, Full Course