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Standardized Patient-Centered Medication Review (SPECTORx) in Home Hospice

Time limit: 30 days

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Full program description

Course Description:

This course introduces an evidence-based approach to creating a patient-centered medication management care plan in home hospice.  Key components will provide guidance on how to provide support to family caregivers who manage home hospice medications, identifying potentially unnecessary medications, and how to have conversations with patient, family members, and other clinical providers about deprescribing. 


Release Date

February 7, 2020

Valid for Credit Through

February 7, 2022

Participants have thirty days after registration to complete the online course.

Estimated Time to Complete Course

1.5 hours

Target Audience

Home Hospice Clinical Staff, including nurses, physicians, pharmacists and social workers.

Accreditation Statement/CNE Credit

Continuing Nursing Education Contact Hours 1.5
Pharmacology Contact Hours .5

Boston College Connell School of Nursing Continuing Education Program is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Massachusetts Nurse Association, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Conflicts Of Interest

None of the faculty or planners reports any financial interest or relationships related to the content of this CNE activity.

Instructions for Successful Completion and Credit

Participants have 30 days to complete the module after registration. To successfully complete the program and receive a certificate, participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) study the educational activity; and 3) complete the evaluation form. After successfully completing this evaluation, you will be sent an email with a link that will allow you to view and then print your CNE certificate immediately.


Portrait of Dr. Jennifer Tsai   Jennifer Tjia, MD, MSCE.
   Associate Professor of Quantitative Health Sciences and Medicine
   University of Massachusetts Medical School




Portrait of Susan DeSanto Medeya   Susan DeSanto-Madeya, PhD, RN, FAAN
   Associate Clinical Professor
   Boston College Connell School of Nursing