Fundamental

Must contain experience-based learning scenarios (may contain case studies) and introduce participants to basic strategies, resources or tools.  Designed for attendees who are new to hospice and palliative care (i.e. those who meet the criteria for novice competency, based on NHPCO’s Interdisciplinary Team Competency Grid) and/or those relatively new to presenting.

Proficient

Must contain case studies or experience-based learning scenarios and introduce participants to strategies, resources or tools.  May introduce innovative new approaches, technologies, delivery systems, or provide current information on critical and timely topics.  Designed for a broad range of attendees at all levels, but particularly for those who meet the criteria for proficient competency, based on NHPCO’s Interdisciplinary Team Competency Grid.

Advanced

Must contain case studies or experience-based learning scenarios and are grounded in evidence-based knowledge.  May introduce innovative new approaches, technologies, delivery systems, or provide current information on critical and timely topics.  Designed for attendees with in-depth experience/knowledge in the topic or field of study (i.e. those who meet the criteria for expert competency, based on NHPCO’s Interdisciplinary Team Competency Grid.)