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This is a one-hour OnDemand course, originally recorded at ICISF’s 13th World Congress in May 2015.
Brian Boyle tells a personal and emotional story of his fight back from near death after a horrific automobile accident. He focuses on his experience as a patient who, while in a two-month long medically-induced coma, was unable to move or talk to anyone around him, yet he was able to hear, see and feel pain. Join Brian as we explore the nuances of his hospital experience and answer the questions that will have us reflecting upon our own practice and policies.
- Recognize the variety of feelings and emotions of the patient
- Identify simple methods and interventions to provide emotional support to relax the patient
- Determine the importance of particular amenities to any particular patient who may be unable to communicate
- Evaluate patient life-history to determine appropriate intervention techniques
- Understand the motivational role that communication has between the healthcare provider and the patient
Continuing Education: UMBC Training Center has awarded 0.1 Continuing Education Units for this course, based on a formula of 1 Continuing Education Unit for every 10 contact/classroom hours. Your certificate will be emailed to you upon successful completion of the course. 1 PDH for EAPs; 1 CE Credits for National Certified Addiction Counselors.
All components of this OnDemand course, including completing the test and printing your Certificate of Completion, must be completed within 21 days of your registration.