Physicians Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Training 4.12.23
After completing the training session, the health care professional will be able to:
Recognize the benefits of naming a Health Care Power of Attorney and the importance of discussing end of life choices with them,
Discuss the differences/limitations between the Living Will and the POLST form and will have the skills necessary to complete the POLST form.
Recognize and verbalize the process of completing and recognizing these forms in facilities and in the community.
7:45am to 8 am Registration
8am to 8:15 am Introduction to POLST Training
8:15am to 9:15 am The Importance of Communication in Advanced Care Planning and Decision Making
9:15am to 10am- Living Wills, Health Care POA and POLST Documents
10am to 10:15am- Break
10:15am to 11:15am- Tough Conversations- Developing Communications Skills
11:15am to 12:15pm- Putting it all Together- Role Play
12:15 to 12:30pm- Wrap up, questions, evaluations
The information presented at this CME program represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses.
Divine Providence Hospital Auditorium, Williamsport, PA
Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro PA
Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA
Dr. Alexander Nesbitt, Medical Director, UPMC Family Hospice-Williamsport and Supportive and Palliative Care
Wendy Fetzer, CRNP
April Hartzel-Lewis, MSN, RN, CHPN
Kimberly Maines, LCSW
Nancy Patchen, MS, RN, ACHPN
Wendy Fetzer, CRNP
No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose.
Accreditation and credit designation
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh School designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 4.25 contact hours.
Physician Assistant (AAPA)
The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 4.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
Other Healthcare Professionals
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 4.25 AAPA Category I CME
- 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 4.25 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 4.25 Attendance