Continuing Education

Each year our patient care volunteers are responsible for earning 12 hours of continuing education to remain active. Volunteers are given credit for 4 of these twelve hours for reading At the Heart, our quarterly volunteer newsletter.  Volunteers must earn the other 8 hours by attending an in-service or completing self-study opportunities by the end of the year.  Our 2017 educational opportunities are listed below along with a few last self-study opportunities for 2016:

 

Movie Showing

Join us for the showing of The LettersA drama that explores the life of Mother Teresa through letters she wrote to her longtime friend and spiritual advisor, Father Celeste van Exem over a nearly 50-year period (imdb.com).

Tuesday, December 5th at 2pm, Levine & Dickson Hospice House Huntersville (11900 Vanstory Drive, Huntersville, NC)

RSVP to Anita Gluodenis at gluodenisa@hpcc.org or 704-602-0890. 

 

Skills Fairs

The Skills Fair is a great way to easily schedule your “joint visit” to complete this important ACHC (Accreditation Commission for Health Care) requirement, network with other  volunteers, and receive 2 hours of continuing education! Choose from any of the sessions listed below and RSVP to Anita Gluodenis at gluodenisa@hpcc.org or 704-602-0890. 

Stay tuned for dates to come!

*Please know that we would love to do your joint visit in person, as you make a regular visit to your current patient. If you prefer to meet your joint visit requirement by having your volunteer manager meet you on your visit, please contact them to schedule your visit.

 

Self-Study Opportunities

If you have not watched the following movies or read the following books, you can check them out from one of our offices through your Volunteer Manager. Questions will be provided along with the movie or the book for you to answer and submit for 2 hours of continuing education for each. If you are unsure if you have used one of these for self-study in the past, please check with your Volunteer Manager.

Movies:

The Doctor
Hachi
Christmas in Conway
We Bought a Zoo
Decoding Annie Parker
Wit
The Descendants
PS I Love You

Books:
Laughter, Tears and Braids
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand
When Evening Comes
Glimpses of Heaven
The Fault in Our Stars
The Art of Racing in the Rain
Knocking on Heaven’s Door
Seeing the Crab
Life Lessons
Being Mortal
When Breath Becomes Air
Still Alice
As I Lay Dying

Heard of a great event coming up in the community?

Let your volunteer manager know PRIOR to the event, and, if appropriate, it can be approved for continuing education credit, AND advertised to our volunteers.

Attend an IDT Meeting

Join one of our Volunteer Coordinators and the rest of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) at an IDT meeting and receive two hours of continuing education. IDT meetings are held every Wednesday. Times and locations vary, so contact your volunteer coordinator to schedule your attendance.

Join us for part of Volunteer Training

Want a refresher? Volunteers are always invited to join us for part of New Volunteer Training. The Policies and Procedures section is typically reviewed on our last day of New Volunteer Training, and is especially helpful for current volunteers who haven't been through training in several years. Feeling like you need a little help with boundaries? Perhaps the social worker section of training would benefit you. Interested in more on the physiology of dying? Then the nursing piece might be the right fit. If you are interested in possibly attending a portion of New Volunteer Training, talk with your volunteer manager to reserve a space. Continuing education hours will vary based on the portion of training you attend.

2017 Continuing Education Packet for volunteers missing continuing education for 2017 - please print and return page 1 only, signed and dated.