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End of Life Care: From IOMA UMOH Conference 2022

Total Credits: 2 including 2 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

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IOMA - Iowa
Tom Mouser Jr., MD
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This on-demand package includes 2 hour-long End of Life Care lectures that were presented at IOMA's 2022 Upper Midwest Osteopathic Health Conference. These courses are not available as part of the full conference package, they are only available through this separate package.

Objectives for Understanding the Medicare Hospice Benefit and How to Talk to Patients About It:

  • Understand how the Medicare hospice benefit works, what it covers and who qualifies
  • Learn common disease related triggers to better predict and prognosticate at end-of-life
  • Learn how to have critical conversations about end-of-life goals and hospice
  • Understand common myths and fallacies about hospice care
  • Better understand the similarities and differences between hospice and palliative care

Objectives for Symptom Management at End of Life:

  • Learn how to safely initiate and titrate opioids for basal and breakthrough pain and dyspnea at end-of-life
  • Understand common medication pitfalls, interactions and side effects at end-of-life
  • Learn a mechanistic approach to nausea and vomiting at end-of-life
  • Learn how to recognize and treat delirium and terminal restlessness at end-of-life
  • Learn the etiology of, and how to better manage terminal secretions at end-of-life

**This speaker will be presenting non-labled use of therapy in the contest of this lecture. This speaker has a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with an organization that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of this presentation: EveryStep Hospice**


The Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians and designates this program for a maximum of 1 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation in this activity.

Grievance Policy:  The IOMA strives to provide continuing medical education programs to fulfill the needs of the attendees and to meet the AOA Uniform Guidelines and AOA Accreditation Requirements. Comments, questions, or complaints should be put in writing and forwarded to IOMA Executive Director at or IOMA, 6919 Vista Drive, West Des Moines, IA 50266.



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Dr Mouser is currently the Chief Medical Officer of EveryStep Care and Support Services.  He is dually boarded in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine after completing residency at University of Iowa-Des Moines and Fellowship training at Stanford University.  Over the past 11 years in his role, Dr. Mouser has worked with countless patients and their families at end-of-life.  He not only has much experience in the diagnosis and treatment of severe illness and chronic disease, but also has an extensive background in prognostication, medical treatment and symptom management at end-of-life.   He also regularly guides patients and families through difficult conversations for the purpose of advanced care planning and to better understand, and impower them in their goals of care. 



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