Thanks to a deeply generous gift from the Arthur N. Rupe Foundation, the newly YoloCares is proud to offer YoloCares Academy, an educational resource for clinicians and employees of partner facilities. YoloCares Academy will host opportunities for clinicians to obtain Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and will serve as a hub of learning for the local healthcare community. YoloCares is invested in supporting the growth of partnering facilities and their employees because we recognize our shared goal of providing the highest quality of care to our patients and their families—whether our clinicians are providing exceptional care or yours.

Below are the current educational offerings of YoloCares.

Certified End of Life Specialist (CEOLS) Doing Death Differently (CEU’s)

The Certified End-of-Life Specialist certification is a well-rounded overview of how to support those who are facing death. This educational series is ideal for anyone interested in death, supporting a loved one at the end of their life or those who are interested in volunteering for YoloCares.

Module 1 – Welcome, Overview & Purpose of Training

Module 2 – Hospice 101

Module 3 – Personal Death Awareness

Module 4 – End-of-Life Communication

Module 5 – Clinical Care at the End of Life

Module 6 – Spiritual and Cultural Diversity

Module 7 – Grief, Loss and Bereavement

Module 8 – Self-Care and Managing Personal Stress

Module 9 – Legacy, Last Words, and Personal Death Dialogue

Module 10 – Putting It All Together

Total time: 12 hours and 30 minutes

Total CEU’s: 22

Modality: Self log-in (On-line learning)

Palliative and Hospice Care 101 (Non- CEU)

Learn more about how palliative care and hospice can support you or your loved one on their healthcare journey. Explore the types of care, ways in which care is delivered to patients and what type of professionals make up the palliative and hospice care teams.

Total time: 1 hour

Total CEU’s: 0

Modality: In-person or zoom

Advance Care Planning Five Wishes (Non-CEU)

Advance care planning is not just about old age. At any age, a medical crisis could leave you too ill to make your own health care decisions.

Advance care planning involves learning about the types of decisions that might need to be made, considering those decisions ahead of time, and then letting others know—both your family and your health care providers—about your preferences.

Total time: 1 hour

Total CEU’s: 0

Modality: In-person or zoom

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an , please contact Donna Feeney, Quality and Compliance Manager, at dfeeney@yolocares.org.