POLST: Doing It Right! 3.13.20
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
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.
Accreditation and credit designation
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh and the 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.
The University of Pittsburgh School designates this blended activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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
- 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