Home Study Details

    Program Type

    Home Study Webcast


    1 Contact Hour(s)

    Release Date

    Tuesday, April 19, 2022

    Offline Date

    Friday, April 19, 2024

    ACPE Expiration Date

    Saturday, October 19, 2024

    Target Audience

    Pharmacy Technician



    • Overview

      End-of-life care can be a complicated and sensitive subject. Approaching death, the body does unexpected things, leaving families and loved ones confused and scared. This session seeks to discuss comfort measures taken, medicines started, and medicines stopped. In hospice care, some measures are for the patient, and some are for the patient’s family members. The dying process alters the body’s physiology and there can be surprising changes. Thus, unique approaches to symptom management are utilized, including off-label use of some medications. This session further seeks to discuss the difference between palliative care and hospice. After participating in this educational session, the pharmacy technician learner will be equipped with a better understanding of the medications used in hospice care and will be better prepared to participate in the care of patients who are at the end of their lives. 


      • Slide Document :   21263H01_2pp.pdf
      • Slide Document :   21263H01_6pp.pdf

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    • Pharmacy Technician

      Explain how medications are used in the context of hospice, including off-label use
      Recognize common medications used in the hospice setting
      Identify patient factors driving medication choices in hospice care
    • Activity Type


      CE Broker


      Universal Activity Number

      Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-21-263-H01-T

      ACPE PharmCon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

      PharmCon is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

      In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, participants must score no less than a 70% on the activity's test and complete a program evaluation.

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