POLST: Doing it Right! Virtual Course 5.3.22

May 3, 2022

Target Audience

Nurse

Nurse Practitioner

Physician

Physician Assistant

Social Worker

Learning Objectives

 

Module 1: Introduction to POLST

By the end of this course, participants will:

Review of the history and background of advance directives and POLST in Pennsylvania

Discuss information about Advance Health Care Directives since POLST works best when someone has selected the person who would speak for them if they become unable to make their own medical decisions

Describe key aspects of POLST and the POLST form

Outline teaching materials which attendees can use across all health care settings

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.00 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.
  • 5.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 5.00 ASWB
  • 5.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
03/04/2022
Course expires: 
06/30/2022
Event starts: 
05/03/2022 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
05/03/2022 - 1:00pm EDT

Agenda

Welcome & Introduction (10 minutes)

PA POLST Background (15 minutes)

  • Discuss history of POLST in Pennsylvania

POLST Conversations Review (30 minutes)

  • Discuss techniques to facilitate POLST conversations & review helpful tools

Break (5 minutes)

POLST Conversation Role Play (80 minutes)

  • Practice POLST conversations in small groups using case scenarios and receive feedback from peers and experts

Case Study Debrief & Wrap-up (10 minutes)

 

Virtual
United States

 

Judith S. Black, MD, MHA

Jewish Healthcare Foundation Physician Advisor, National POLST Paradigm Task Force Member

Kalpana Char, MD

Associate Vice President, Special Needs Program Medical Services, UPMC Health Plan

Justin Engleka GNP-BC, ACHPN, MBA

Senior Palliative Care Program Manager, Helion

Jeanne Kerwin, D.MH, HEC-C

Clinical Ethics & Palliative Care Consultant

Margaret Kreher, MD, FACP

Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Care, Family and Community Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, SKMC

Suzanne Labriola, DO

Primary Care and Integrated Medicine, Pittsburgh Health Partners

Libby Moore, LSW, DHCE

Director, Federated Guardians

Alexander Nesbitt, MD

Medical Director, UPMC Susquehanna Health Supportive and Palliative Care

 

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


Joint Providership

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.

Physician (CME)

The University of Pittsburgh School designates this blended activity for a maximum of 5.0 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 5.0 contact hours.

Social Work (ASWB)

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 5.0 continuing education credits.

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

  • 5.00 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.
  • 5.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 5.00 ASWB
  • 5.00 Attendance
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