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Tips and Tricks for HPC CNA Exam Prep

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Helpful Resources

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The palliative pocket book is a trusted comprehensive resource with practical applications for clinical settings. Current, peer-reviewed resource provided by Pallium Canada.

  • Well organized

  • Easy to navigate during workplace hours

  • Identifies priority areas

  • Practice Problems

  • Decision making

  • Calculating doses


Would recommend using as primary resource that informs practice problems

Available in print, e-book or mobile app

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The Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care Nursing

by Betty Rolling Ferrell (Editor), Judith A. Paice (Editor)

Most comprehensive resource on the art and science of palliative care nursing

  •  Seven sections, this new edition covers the gamut of principles of care: from the time of initial diagnosis of a serious illness to the end of a patient's life and beyond. 

Use as a reference in an area you are looking for comprehensive information on


Tools for Practice: protocols, advanced practices, and assessment and evaluation tools to help support your practice

The Learning Hub: gateway to free evidence - informed learning modules to support your practice. The modules help you build capacity and confidence in delivering palliative care and grief support.

  • self-directed and self-paced

  • practice tools and strategies

  • developed by leaders in palliative care and grief

  • certificates of completion


Practical, evidence-based programs help health professionals integrate an early approach to palliative care in their routine care for seriously ill patients.

  • Training information for health-care providers & specific Serious Illness Conversation COVID-19 resources

  • Guidelines cover physical symptoms and psychosocial and spiritual needs

  • Core competencies for generalists, enhanced care providers, and specialists

  • Information to help you select educational resources

Beyond literature
  • Use your daily practice as examples and case studies 

    • refer to the Pallium Palliative Pocketbook throughout the day​

    • review your experiences at night

    • focus on prioritized delivery of care for your patients and families

    • review stages of development related to care delivery

  • Reach out to your Hospice Palliative Care Community

  • Discuss cases with your colleagues 

  • Form a study group through CPCNA email:

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