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Activity Steps

Purpose of Activity

To review common obstacles providers face in treating infections at the end of life, prognostication tools that may assist in clinical decision making, the ethical support for withholding therapy, and how to factor in potential burdens of treatment.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Summarize the relevant literature presented about palliative care and antimicrobial therapy.
  2. List the challenges and disadvantages of antimicrobial therapy at the end of life.
  3. Identify strategies for working with patients who have infections and are receiving palliative care.
Price: $17.95


  • ANCC 1.5 CH
  • DC - BON 1.5 CH
  • FL - BON 1.5 CH
  • GA - BON 1.5 CH

Lippincott Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Professional Development is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Florida Board of Nursing, and Georgia Board of Nursing, #50-1223.

Test Code: JHPN0419A
Published: April 2019
Expires: 3/5/2021
Required Passing Score: 14/19 (73%)
Authors: Leigh Vaughan, MD, FHM, FAAHPM; Ashley A. Duckett, MD, FHM; Mary Adler, ANP-C, ACHPN; Joan Cain, FNP-BC, ACHPN