CNS Home Health Care
Invites you to a Presentation and Reception
“Communication-Courage to Converse”
Presented by guest speaker
Lores Vlaminck, RN, BSN, MA, CHPN
Hosted by CNS Home Health Care
CEU’s will be provided to nurses and social workers.
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Thursday, July 12, 2012
3:30 –4:30 PM
DoubleTree Hotel Rochester
Hors d 'Oeuvres and Refreshments
following the presentation.
• Explore opportunities to improve communication and provide support through the conversations with the resident/patient who is at risk for repeated hospitalizations
• Define tools for patient/family and health care team members to document conversations and family conferences
• Find specific ways to “give voice” to clients that acknowledges their autonomy and prepares them for the journey through the sea of emotions, choices, and decisions
• Explore the common topics of discussion with practical tips for discussing benefit versus burden of decisions
Lores Vlaminck, RN, BSN, MA, CHPN is a consultant for palliative care, hospice, home care and assisted living.
She offers hospice and palliative care education and customized training throughout Minnesota and nationally as a speaker for PESI. Lores is a recognized trainer of ELNEC, EPEC and HPNA. She serves on the MNHPC Board and many of its committees and shares her passion for excellence in care and services through coaching and mentoring.
Refreshments and Hors d ’Oeuvres will be served. The hotel provides free parking.
RSVP by July 6th to Nicole Johannsen Director of Nursing
Lores Consulting is a leading provider of consulting, training and mentoring on end-of-life care and related issues.
Lores Vlaminck, Founder and Principal of Lores Consulting, recognized the need for a higher standard of excellence, including transparency and trustworthiness in the delivery of palliative and end-of-life care. To address that need she launched her consulting firm in 2000.
Lores Consulting provides clients with education, training and mentoring as well as mock surveys, development analysis and agency reviews. Drawing on her 34 years of professional nursing experience, Lores helps clients maximize their service offerings while minimizing costs. Her extensive nursing background includes clinical practice in cardiac and intensive care, outpatient clinic services as well as serving as a home care and hospice administrator/director for 19 years in greater Minnesota.
In addition to being a certified hospice and palliative care nurse, Lores is also a trainer for the End-of-Life-Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) and the Education for Physicians on End-of-Life Care (EPEC) curriculum that encompasses palliative and hospice care. She was recently named 2010 Geriatric ELNEC Educator of the Year.
Speaking topics that Lores presents include end-of-life care, grief and loss, advance health care directive planning, pain management and many ancillary health and employee topics. Lores also offers national consulting and mentoring services -- encompassing education, training and compliance evaluations -- to hospice and home care agencies, assisted living providers and long-term care facilities.
As Principal, Lores sees her company mission as helping care providers at delivery levels share the utmost in compassion with end-of-life clients so that each person is touched by warmth and respectful acknowledgement.
Currently, Lores serves as a board member of Minnesota Network of Hospice and Palliative Care, speaker for PESI Healthcare and Hospice Consultant for the Corridor Group. She is also a member of Aging Services of Minnesota, MOLN, HPNA and Sigma Theta Tau. Lores is a graduate of Bethel University in St Paul, MN and holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree as well as a Masters in Nursing Education.