April 19 and 20, 2017
ELNEC-PPC Training, Sparrow Hospital, Lansing
This two-day course prepares nurses to provide quality care for infants,
children, and adolescents with advanced illness at the
end of life. It is a full ELNEC-PPC curriculum with
supplementary resource material. Individuals who
complete the course will earn 12.5 contact hours
(including 1.5 for pain) and will be considered “ELNEC
trained.” All pediatric and neonatal nurses and allied
health professionals are welcome.
Cindy Meteyer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
can provide a
list of discounted
hotels for anyone who is interested in staying in the
area, or field any questions pertaining to the ELNEC-PPC
See "Save the Date"
register, click here.
Friday/Saturday, May 19 & 20, 2017
North Star Reach Camp for children in palliative care,
Star Reach offers children the full camping
experience according to their individual capabilities at
at a camp staffed by experienced medical professionals.
And it's free of charge! To
register, or learn more, go to:
Friday, November 10, 2017
Coalition 2017 Conference
“Early Palliative Care - When
Church, East Lansing, Michigan
|Devon Dabbs from California
will discuss *"Partners
a ground breaking California initiative
which which provides better
home based care at lower cost.
While our full conference program for the November
conference is yet to be
finalized, we are planning another full day event with some
innovative features in addition to the usual range of
As at last year's conference, we will be having the
breakout groups for specific topics -- advocacy,
perinatal, caregiver respite, professional education,
and bereavement. We will also have the Parent Panel
but this time, to fit the confrence theme, focusing on
parents with a child in palliative care.
A new feature will be a charity expo, a session for
charities like Make-a-Wish Michigan to outline their
activities and future plans in this state.
Continuing Education certification will again
be available for nursing and social work.
Discounts for advance registration will be significant
-- so register early!
(Online registration will open early May when the
*Partners for Children:
California's Partners for Children (PFC)
program allows eligible children receive in-home coordinated
family-centered care including pain and symptom
management, access to a 24/7 nurse line, family
education, respite care, expressive therapies and family
counseling. Children in the programs have shown
significant improvement in levels of anxiety and worry
and an increase in confidence.
At the same time,
shifting care from a hospital setting to in-home
community-based care resulted in cost savings of $1,677
per child per month on average – and this could be an important factor
when we face the threat of cuts in the Federal contribution