POLST: Doing It Right
Health care professionals, including physicians, physician assistants, CRNPs, nurses, social workers, chaplains and others, who care for individuals approaching the end of life and wish to enhance their ability to engage in effective goals of care conversations with patients, families and surrogates.
- Be able to define the role of Advance Directives and POLST in Advance Care Planning
- Have sufficient knowledge of tools and resources to serve as a POLST resource within their institutions and communities
- Have a high level of understanding of the importance of the POLST conversation
- Demonstrate the ability to facilitate a POLST discussion and appropriately complete a POLST form
Additional Session Objectives:
- Define required elements to successfully implement a POLST Program
- Additional Session: Apply course contents to training programs conducted in their workplace and community
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.
Robert Yanoshak, DO
Palliative Medicine and Hospitalist, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center
Brenda Hage, Ph.D, DNP, CRNP, CCM
Asst. Dean, College of Health Sciences and Education; Chief Nurse Administrator, Misericordia University
David Hage, MSW, LSW, C-ASWCM
Assistant Professor of Social Work, Misericordia University
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.
- 5.50 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.
- 5.50 Attendance