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End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium
Geriatric Train-the-Trainer Course

March 5th & 6th, 2012
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Claire M. Fagin Hall
Ann L. Roy Auditorium

Sponsored By: University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and the
Geriatric Education Center Of Greater Philadelphia
In Cooperation With: City of Hope and the
American Association of Colleges of Nursing


End-of-life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Geriatric course is part of a national initiative to improve palliative care. The curriculum was developed through the work of nationally recognized palliative care experts with input from reviewers.  The curriculum is revised regularly based on participants recommendations and new advances in the field, and is modified for each distinct audience.

ELNEC- Geriatric content is divided into nine module: Principles of Palliative Care, Pain Assessment and Management, Non-pain Symptom Assessment and Management, Goals of Care and Ethical Issues, Cultural and Spiritual Considerations, Communication, Loss, Grief, Bereavement, Ensuring Quality Care, and Preparation for and Care at the Time of Death.

Participants receive a comprehensive 1,000+ page syllabus, and a wealth of resources and strategies to teach this content to others.  Teaching materials are furnished in hard copy as well as on a CD so nurse educators can use them efficiently for their own instructional purposes.  The conference also provides a wonderful opportunity to network with other professionals dedicated to improving care for older adults at the end of life.

Who Should Attend:
Nurses, social workers,  nursing assistants and others who want to enhance their knowledge and teaching
 skills about providing expert, compassionate care to older adults at the end of life.  The information and teaching materials are focused on providers working in long-term care settings.  Hospice providers working in this setting also will greatly benefit from this program.

Schedule: Each day will begin at 7:30 am with registration and continental breakfast.  The program begins at 8:00am and will end at 4:45 on Monday March 5th and 5:00pm on Tuesday March 6, 2012.

Registration fee of $199 ($209.00 non-NASW) for both daysincludes course materials/binder &CD, continental brekfast, lunch and continuing eucation nursing contact hours or social work credits.  Registration deadlin: February 24, 2012.

Quality Care

Preparation & Care at the Time of Death

Assessment and Management of Non-Pain Symptoms

Introduction to Palliative Care

Cultural/Spiritual Considerations

Loss, Grief, and Bereavement

Principles of Palliative Care/Ethical Considerations in Palliative Care



Rebecca Trotta, MSN, RN
Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow
Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence 
NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Kathleen K. Brogan, MSN, MSHEd
Chief Nursing Officer and Director of
Education of NewCourtland
Amy M. Corcoran, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics University of Pennsylvania
Valerie T. Cotter, DrNP, CRNP, FAANP
Advanced Senior Lecturer and the Director of the Adult Health Nurse Practitioner Program at the School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania
Kathleen Egan, PhD, BCC
Hospice Chaplain, Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse
Maureen Erdlen, MSS, LSW
Bereavement Coordinator
Penn Wissahickon Hospice
Mary Ersek, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Director of the John A. Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence and the Center for Integrative Science in Aging
Associate Professor, School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania
Susan Lysaght, MA/MS, GNP-BC, ACHPN
John A. Hartford BAGNC Scholar
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Joan G. Carpenter, MN, CRNP, NP-C, GNP-BC, ACHPN
John A. Hartford BAGNC Scholar
University of Utah College of Nursing
Nurse Practitioner
Coastal Hospice and Palliative Care


University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Claire M. Fagin Hall
418 Curie Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Ann L. Roy Auditorium (Street Level)
Front Desk: 215-898-8281


Parking available. $20 per day. Request at registration.


Sheraton University City
3600 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

A block of rooms have been reserves at the discounted rate of $170 per night.  Please mention the ELNEC program. Booking deadline ends 2/24/2011.


Continuing Education:


Brogan and Associates is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This program is approved for 12 contact hours.

Approval refers to the recognition of continuing education activities only, and does not imply Commission on Accreditation approval or endorsement of any commercial product

 Attendees must attend both days to receive nursing contact hours.

Social Work:

NASW-PA Chapter is a co-sponsor of this workshop.  12.0 CEs will be awarded for completion of this course.  NASW has been designated as a pre-approved provider of professional continuing education for social workers (Section 47.36), Marriage and Family Therapist (Section 48.36) and Professional Counselors (Section 49.36) by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.

A $15 fee is required for NASW members and $25 fee for non-NASW members requesting social work credits.