Artificial Hydration & Nutrition (AHN) at the End of Life
Mary Greeley Medical Center Grand Rounds is a multi-disciplinary clinical activity which serves to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public or the profession.
Physicians, mid-level providers, nurses and healthcare administrators.
- Review pathophysiology of cachexia versus starvation.
- Review evidence regarding AHN at the end of life.
- Suggest or structure conversations/decisions about AHN at the end of life.
Larry Otteman, MD
Oncology & Hematology, McFarland Clinic
Medical Director, Hospice & Palliative Care
- Dr. Otteman indicates he has nothing to disclose regarding financial relationships with any commercial entities, commercial companies providing support for this program, or any commercial manufacturers of products and/ or the providers of services discussed in this presentation.
- Dr. Brenda Burrough discloses she is a principal investigator in an Amgen research trial.
- No members of the Mary Greeley Medical Center CME Committee who planned this activity, including Dr. Burrough, have any financial relationship to disclose relating to the content.
The content and selection of speaker(s) is the responsibility of the Mary Greeley Medical Center for Continuing Medical Education Committee.
Continuing Education Credit
- DO: Des Moines University is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and approves this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 2-A CME credit(s).
- 1.00 AOA Category 2A