This course provides the advanced practice nurse with the essential palliative care skills necessary to assess and manage complex symptoms in a coordinated and comprehensive manner in adults with serious illnesses.
The APRN will learn pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions for management of symptoms such as fatigue and nausea, and the application of evidence-based principles in prescribing and de-prescribing medications, ordering diagnostic tests and recommending treatments. With the goal of improving physical well-being, functionality, and quality of life; validated symptom and functional assessment tools, treatment options and guidelines appropriate to the care of adults are identified.
Can be taken individually or as part of the Healthcare: Palliative Care certificate program.
Who can benefit:
- Registered nurses
- Nurse practitioners
- Nurse midwives
- Nurse anesthetists
- Clinical nurse specialists
Dr. Debra Miller-Saultz
Debra Miller-Saultz is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner. She is a graduate of Columbia University with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice. She has recently retired from her position as Assistant Professor of Nursing at Columbia University School of Nursing. She received her BS in Health Sciences from Brooklyn College and a BSN and MSN from the College of New Rochelle. She completed a Nurse Fellowship in Pain Medicine and Palliative Care in 2002.
Dr. Miller-Saultz has devoted her clinical practice to adults and children with acute and chronic pain, palliative care and end-of-life in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Her current focus is integrating primary care and telemedicine to patients with advanced illness.
Dr. Miller-Saultz has been a faculty member of the College of New Rochelle, Hunter and Columbia University. She has presented locally and nationally, has authored and co-authored multiple book chapters and articles on pain and symptom management in palliative care. Dr. Miller-Saultz has served on local and national professional organization boards. She presently serves on the Executive Committee for MOLST in New York State representing the Nurse Practitioner Association New York State.