2017 Fall Forum

We’are pleased to announce that Lores Vlaminck, MA, BSN, RN, CHPN will join us Friday, November 10th, 2017 from 8:15am to 3:30pm at the Eagan Community Center for the MNHPC Fall Forum.

The Essential Role of Each IDT Member in Communication and Documentation: Why it Matters

Each hospice interdisciplinary team member has a unique opportunity and role in communication and documentation as they individually interact with the hospice patient and family.  Patients and their family members expect the hospice team members to provide competent and confident support during conversations and care. Likewise, CMS and payers expect succinct, accurate and complete documentation by each team member. Both expectations matter!  Plan now to attend to this dynamic and interactive learning session to increase understanding of the unique responsibilities of the IDT.


  • Describe the elements of documentation by each IDT member to support changes in status, response to interventions and to the hospice level of care
  • Define the risk of inaccurate, incomplete, untimely entries
  • Practice the art of communication with validated tools that engage the patient/family in self-identification of their needs/wishes of greatest importance
  • Identify opportunities to improve communication and increase confidence in empathetic responses to difficult and poignant conversations

Target Audience:

This fall forum is intended for hospice and palliative care professionals and all members of the interdisciplinary team.

About the Presenter

Lores Vlaminck is a consultant for home care, palliative care, hospice, and assisted living providing education, training, mock surveys, and coaching. Lores’ 40+ years of professional nursing experience spans clinical practice in both cardiac and intensive care, outpatient clinical services, home care and hospice.Lores offers state and national education on palliative and hospice care and is certified trainer of the ELNEC (End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium) modules, EPEC (Education on Palliative and End-of-life-care) modules and the HPNA’s (Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association) curriculum. Lores obtained her BSN and Master’s degree in nursing education from Bethel University, St. Paul, MN.







Date: Friday, November 10th, 2017

Time: 8:15am to 3:30pm

Location: Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Pkwy, Eagan, MN 55121

Parking: There is off street parking available.

Member Rate: $120 with $10 discount for each additional staff
Non-Member Rate: $170 with a $10 discount for each additional staff


Music Therapy


The 2017 MNHPC Fall Forum is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for up to 6 CMTE credits. Minnesota Network of Hospice & Palliative Care, #P-153 maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria. Individuals seeking CMTEs must attend the full day to claim credits. Partial credits will not be awarded.



This continuing nursing education activity was approved for up to 5.5 contact hours by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Minnesota Network of Hospice and Palliative Care is the provider of CNE in a joint provider relationship with Wisconsin Nurses Association.

Nursing Home Administration
This activity has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators and is approved for 5.5 clock hours (MN18-057).

Social Work
This activity has been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Social Work requirements and is approved for 5.5 clock hours (CEP#490).

Hotel Information

Rooms at special rates have been set aside at the hotels listed below. Be sure to mention the MNHPC Fall Forum when booking to take advantage of special rates.

Days Inn

Hampton Inn

Springhill Suites by Marriott