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EPEC™-O Self-Study: Original Version

Learning Objectives

After completing the training, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the scope of knowledge, attitudes, and skills that comprise the core palliative care competencies needed throughout the trajectory of comprehensive cancer care.
  • Incorporate the described treatment recommendations and approaches into clinical practice.

Target Audience

Physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, social workers, and therapists caring for persons with cancer and their families.

Estimated Time to Completion

The time to complete the activity and the associated self-assessment is approximately 1 hour for each plenary session and 1.5 hours for each module with the exception of Module 3, which takes approximately 8.5 hours to complete. The time to complete the entire curriculum is approximately 32.5 hours.

CE Accreditation

The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider # CEP 7976) as a provider for continuing education for nurses. HPNA provides a maximum of 31 nursing contact hours for the Original Curriculum educational activities. A link to the relevant online examination can be found under each plenary or module session.

  • Updated: June 26, 2013