Tuesday, February 20, 2018
10:00 am – 11:30 am HST
11:00 am – 12:30 pm AKT
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm PT
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm MT
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm CT
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm ET
Patient preferences for end-of-life care are an integral component of inter professional, patient-centered care. Over the past 25 years, researchers have investigated patient and provider attitudes about end-of-life care and the importance and challenges of advance care planning (ACP). Federal and state legislation has resulted in formal, legal advance-directive documents. Professional organizations and advocacy groups have focused on education, encouragement, and support for families and healthcare providers about ACP and the importance of discussing patient preferences before the last stages of life, when critical decisions can be difficult. State-specific documents, provider education, and resource training tools will be included.
This webinar will address how to describe ACP, why it is used, and triggers for initiating ACP discussion, while considering patient wishes, preferences, and beliefs. It will also review the background of ACP, highlight key issues, and offer strategies for planning and implementing a successful program.
- Advance care planning background
- Moving from “later” to “early” advance care planning
- Hidden cues and conversation starters
- Facilitating family meetings
- Cultural, religious, and spiritual considerations
- POLSTs (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment)
- TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
- State-specific documents, websites, reference materials, billing information, and useful publications and resources
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative session is designed for administrators, nursing managers, RNs, NPs, social services professionals, compliance leaders, owners, and staff who want to learn ACP best practices.
PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.