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Center for Professional Practice of Nursing

Center for Professional Practice of Nursing




End-of-Life Training for Health-Care Providers (ELNEC) for Critical Care Staff


April 1 & 2 

Day 1: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Day 2: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

MIND Institute auditorium
Course # 07533

Capacity: 45

Course description

Nurses spend more time with patients and families facing the end of life than any other health professional. Nurses are intimately involved in all aspects of end-stage and end of-life/palliative care and they address the myriad of needs facing individuals at this time of life. Critical Care Nurses have the potential to greatly reduce the burden and distress of those facing life's end and the ability to offer support for the many physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs of patients and their families. Critical Care Nurses with training in end-of-life/palliative care, individually and collectively, have the unique opportunity to significantly impact the quality of care for terminally ill patients.

Topics include

The ELNEC-Critical Care curriculum builds on the experience of the earlier ELNEC courses. The course covers:

  • The important role of the Critical Care Nurse as advocate.
  • The family as the unit of care.
  • The importance of culture as an influence at the end of life.
  • The critical need for attention to special populations such as children, the elderly, the poor, and the uninsured.
  • End-of-life/palliative care issues impact all systems of care across all critical care settings.
  • Critical financial issues influence end-of-life/palliative care.
  • End-of-life/palliative care is not confined only to cancer or AIDS, but rather it is essential across all life threatening illnesses and in cases of sudden death.
  • Interdisciplinary care is essential for quality care at the end of life.

C.E. contact hours

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 26, for 14.25 contact hours. Participants must attend both days to receive C.E. credit.

 The University of California, Davis Medical Center is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Attendees will not receive C.E. credit if they are more than 20 minutes late; no partial credit can be awarded.


Please select a class date above and complete the registration form. If using a credit card, submit the registration form and phone in your credit card number to (916) 734-9790. If paying by check, please print the registration form, attach your check made payable to UC Regents dated for the date of the class, and mail to: 

Center for Professional Practice of Nursing
4900 Broadway, Suite 1630
Sacramento, CA 95820

Registrations are confirmed only if deposit or fee is provided with registration form.

UC Davis employees

$25 registration deposit. Registration deposit is returned upon completion of class. Cancellation must be requested five days prior to class date to receive deposit refund.

Community registrants

$210 registration fee. Cancellation must be requested five days prior to class date to receive a full refund. A $25 service fee will be charged after this date.

Persons with disabilities

Individuals needing special accommodations may call the Center for Professional Practice of Nursing at (916) 734-9790.


Parking is available in parking lots 14 and 17 on 2nd avenue. Park with a UC Davis parking permit, or purchase a daily permit for $6 in lot 14.