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Friday, March 23 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
FR3 | Care of the Actively Dying

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This session will discuss the special care needs of the actively dying resident, the special care needs of those in the last few hours to days of life, and review the barriers to meeting those needs. An interdisciplinary protocol developed at the Gouverneur Skilled Nursing Facility will be presented as an example of a successful model to overcome these barriers.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Identify four common physical findings associated with active dying.
(2) Recognize five common institutional barriers to provision of optimal care for the actively dying.
(3) Strategize solutions to overcome these barriers in their institutions.
(4) Recognize how the actively dying phase may affect the care planning for different members of the interdisciplinary team.

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Nichols, MD, CMD

Jeffrey Nichols, MD, CMD

Jeffrey Nichols MD, CMD is the Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director of Gouverneur Skilled Nursing Facility, a division of New York City Health+Hospitals and a clinical affiliate of  NYU Langone Medical School. He is a regular columnist for Caring for the Ages and is the Treasurer... Read More →
avatar for Yvonne Torres, MSW

Yvonne Torres, MSW

Yvonne Torres, LCSW, is the Director of Social Work at Gouverneur Skilled Nursing Facility, a division of New York City Health and Hospitals. She is a graduate of Hunter College with an MSW from Columbia University. She has 24 years of experience in long term care and currently manages... Read More →
avatar for Sydonie Clementson, RN

Sydonie Clementson, RN

Sydonie Clementson, RN, is the Assistant Director of Nursing, Nurse Educator at Gouverneur Skilled Nursing Facility, a division of New York City Health and Hospitals. She received her nursing degree from Helene Fuld College of Nursing in 2005, and was certified in Bioethics and Medical... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Texas Ballroom D