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This article has been approved by the Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board for Category A credit toward recertification as an ONC.

Purpose of Activity

To provide information about the importance of integrating early palliative care for frail elderly patients who have had a hip fracture.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

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

  1. Recognize the appropriateness of hospice referral for frail, elderly patients who have had a hip fracture.
  2. Identify key concepts and components of palliative care for this population.
Price: $15.00


  • 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: ON0917B
Published: Sep/Oct 2017
Expires: 9/6/2019
Passing Score: 13/18 (72%)
Authors: Mary Atkinson Smith, DNP, FNP-BC, ONP-C, RNFA; Kristi Acker, DNP, FNP-BC, AOCNP, ACHPN; Lisa Torres, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, PNP-BC
Topics: Frailty , Older Adults