POLST: Doing It Right

Dallas, PA US
November 15, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Target Audience

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.

Learning Objectives

  • 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
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 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
Course opens: 
09/20/2019
Course expires: 
06/30/2020
Event starts: 
11/15/2019 - 8:30am
Event ends: 
11/15/2019 - 3:30pm

Disclaimer Statement

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.

The Rivers Room The Mercy Center Nursing Unit
301 Lake Street
Dallas, PA 18612
United States

Faculty

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.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Coalition for Quality at the End of Life (CQEL). The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this blended activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Nurses attending this program will receive a Certificate of Attendance confirming 5.5 hours of continuing education in a CME accredited program. These hours may be considered eligible for completing the 30 hours of continuing education required for biannual nursing re-licensure in Pennsylvania. 

Available Credit

  • 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

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
09/20/2019
Course expires: 
06/30/2020
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