Step by Step

INTRODUCTION

Part I - Advance Care Planning

Part II - The POLST Program

Part III - Research & Resources

EVALUATION

CERTIFICATE

INTRODUCTION

Credit Hours: CME 1.25

Target Audience:

Internists, family practitioners, geriatricians, cardiologists, nurses, social workers, other health care professionals and administrators who care for or manage older patients who may have terminal illnesses, chronic or progressive with a short life expectancy - a year or less.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify limitations of Advance Directives.
  • Present two-stage approach to Advance Care Planning.
  • Describe components of Physician Orders for Life- Sustaining (POLST) Paradigm.
  • Provide participants with tools and information to facilitate implementation of the POLST Paradigm.

Authors:
Judith S. Black, MD, MHA — National POLST Plenary Assembly, Jewish Healthcare Foundation Physician Advisor
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
Marian Kemp, RN — Pennsylvania POLST Coordinator, Coalition for Quality at the End of Life (CQEL)
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
Authors disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above. No other planners, members of the planning committee, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.