This course assists the RN to analyze differential diagnosis and develop appropriate clinical judgments for pain, other symptoms, and treatment side effects that include multi-system and functional health problems. It provides knowledge to recognize the signs and symptoms of the dying process from the life review period to the imminent death period. Communicate treatment, grief and bereavement alternatives to patient and family, and document appropriately, and coordinate plan of care modality to family and other health care disciplines.

3.0Credits