POLST: Doing It Right! 2.19.21

February 19, 2021

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. 

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

 

Objectives

Define the role of Advance Directives and POLST in Advance Care Planning

Discuss tools and resources to serve as a POLST resource within their institutions and communities

Discuss the importance of the POLST conversation

Demonstrate the ability to facilitate a POLST discussion and appropriately complete a POLST form

Define required elements to successfully implement a POLST program

Apply course contents to a training program conducted in workplace or community

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 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.
  • 6.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 6.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
01/01/2021
Course expires: 
06/30/2021
Event starts: 
02/19/2021 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
02/19/2021 - 12:30pm

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

Faculty Disclosure 

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, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh and Coalition for Quality at the End of Life (CQEL). 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.

Physician (CME)

The University of Pittsburgh School designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing (CNE)

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 6.0 contact hours.

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

 

Available Credit

  • 6.00 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.
  • 6.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 6.00 Attendance
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