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Webinar: Effectively Caring for Heart Patients on Hospice
Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM PST
Category: Live Webinar

February is American Heart Month

Join CHAPCA for a LIVE webinar on February 23, 2021 - 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

"Effectively Caring for Heart Patients on Hospice"

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Heart disease is the primary diagnosis for a large percentage of hospice patients, with heart failure being a leading cause for patients requiring hospice care with heart disease.  Optimal medical management of heart failure patients in hospice includes appropriate medical management of fluid overload and dyspnea as well as other symptoms such as pain, fatigue, insomnia, nausea, and depression.  In this webinar, we will also cover hospice management of patients with implanted devices such as defibrillators and mechanical circulatory support devices.


  • Understand the underlying pathophysiology of both systolic and diastolic heart failure
  • Review classes of medications used for heart failure and the benefits of each to a palliative plan of care
  • Review treatment of other common symptoms for patients with heart failure
  • Deepen understanding of implanted cardiac devices and how these devices impact prognosis and symptom burden when deactivated


 Presented By: Carol Javens, AXXESS

Carol serves as an Implementation Manager for Axxess, the leading home healthcare technology innovator. Carol helps new clients transition onto the software, ensuring they learn the platform and use its full functionality. She has extensive experience as a hospice nurse, including earning the prestigious certification in hospice and palliative nursing. She began her career at Axxess on the Product team, helping build the software from the ground up, custom-tailored for hospice professionals. The biggest pain point she worked to solve was streamlining the IDG process. Prior to joining Axxess, Carol utilized her two decades of hospice nursing experience to care for patients, as well as lead other nurses as a case manager, team director and director of nursing. She earned her BSN from St. Francis University.


 To Register: 


Non-Member Rate: $75 (due at registration)

We will be using GoToWebinar for this presentation.  Once you have completed your registration, you will receive a separate email from GoToWebinar containing the links to login to your live webinar on February 23.

Refunds are not available for this class.  A recording of this webinar will be sent to each registered participant following the class via email. 

 This webinar will be recorded and available for CHAPCA members to view on the CHAPCA On-Demand Webinar Library 24 hours after the event.