POLST: Doing it Right! Virtual Course 8.5.22
- Review background & history of PA POLST.
- Discuss techniques and tools to improve POLST conversation facilitation skills
- Review teaching materials which attendees can use across all health care settings
- Demonstrate ability, competence and comfort level when facilitating conversations with patients/residents through role-plays and case studies.
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)
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
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 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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.
- 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 ANCCUPMC 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