POLST: Doing It Right! 10.16.20
The major focus is to advance participants’ understanding of advance care planning and the role of POLST and the development of skills to facilitate goals of care discussion for individuals with advanced illness, serious health conditions, medical frailty or those of advanced age and wishing to define their preferences for care.
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