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Archive | July, 2017

Register Now for August Volunteer Training

Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton will hold a new volunteer orientation on August 19, 2017.

Hospice volunteers play a vital role with the interdisciplinary teams serving hospice patients and their families. Maureen Swarts, Volunteer Services Manager, welcomes volunteers from all backgrounds and of all ages.  “Volunteers give from their hearts and enable us to touch the lives of patients and families with enhanced compassion and care. They are essential to our mission of providing superior care and superior services.”

Hospice volunteers provide a variety of support and services including respite care, shopping, delivery of medications and supplies, massage, beautician and barber services and gardening.  Volunteers also serve as ambassadors sharing information about hospice care, as friendly visitors and in office support roles. Volunteer training acquaints new volunteers with information on

  • History and goals of end-of-life care
  • Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton history
  • Role of Volunteers and opportunities
  • Confidentiality, infection control, and safety
  • Boundaries
  • Effective listening
  • Loss and grief

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Education Offering Focuses on Palliative Care and Pharmacology


Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton is hosting an educational program for Advance Practice Nurses on August 26 that qualifies participants for six free hours of continuing education credit.

Picnic Baskets, Palliative Care and Prescribing Practices will focus on pharmacology and has been approved for 6 hours of continuing education by the Ohio Board of Nursing through the CE Approver at Northwest State Community College.  OBN-008-92-2096-
071717.  The education (all 6 hours) meets the requirements for APN Pharmacotherapy continuing education.

  • Nancy Trimble, PhD, RN, CNP, ACHPN, will address “Geriatric Pharmacology (A Pediatric Approach) and Proper Recognition and Treatment of UTIs in the Long Term Care Population
  • Cleanne Cass, DO, FAAHPN, FAAFP, CAQ-Geriratrics, will discuss Advance Pain Management
  • Wendy Schmitz, MD, will cover Medication Calculations and Conversions
  • Lynda Weide, MSN, RN, CHPN, will offer Guideline Directed Medical Therapy for Heart Failure

The program opens with 8:30 registration and ends at 4:30 pm. Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton will host the event in the Community Room at the Dayton Hospice House, 324 Wilmington Ave. A continental breakfast and picnic lunch will be provided. Advance registration is required.

Please contact Senior Director of Education and Staff Development Julie Wickline, 937-256-9507,4401, for additional information or with questions.


Donate to Our Volunteer Department for Give Something Away Day!

Our Volunteers’ mission is to enhance the quality of life for the patients and families we have the privilege of serving. They do that in many ways – one way is by giving comforting gifts or crafts to help patients and families experience joy, comfort, and ease. On Give Something Away Day, we hope you consider donating any of the items below:

  • Zippers for activity mats
  • Curling ribbon for balloon bouquets
  • Yarn (all colors)
  • Cardstock (all colors)
  • Poly-fil 100% premium polyester fiberfill
  • Small stuffed animals
  • Crayons
  • Pencils
  • Journals
  • Decks of playing cards
  • Individually wrapped candy
  • Activity/coloring books
  • Travel size lotions
  • Nail polish
  • Crossword books
  • Word search books
  • Sudoku books
  • Stickers
  • Non-noise making toys (i.e. slinkies, bouncing balls, mazes)

For more details about these items, such as how many we need, or if you are a crafter who is interested in supporting our mission, please contact Volunteer Services at 937-258-5536. We thank you for supporting the Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton mission and are grateful for your generosity.