POLST: Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - Monday, December 31, 2018, Online, Orlando, FL

This module focuses on end-of-life discussions with patients.  A 45-minute presentation by Dr. Patricia Bomba using the National POLST Paradigm as an approach to end-of-life planning based on conversations between patients, loved ones, and health care professionals to ensure the patient's wishes are documented and honored.  Next, is a 45-minute panel discussion about end-of-life planning with leading experts in critical care, palliative care and ethics.


At the end of this course, participants should be able to:
  1. Review advance care planning as a communications process, a key pillar of palliative care, and an integral component of the practice of medicine.
  2. Explain the difference between advance directives and medical orders (POLST Paradigm).
  3. Discuss the 8-Step MOLST/POLST protocol that outlines a communication process, the ethical framework and shared, informed medical decision-making for end-of-life discussions.
  4. Share lessons learned from NY MOLST regarding the multidimensional approach needed for effective POLST implementation.


COST:  Complimentary

This module is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week.


Florida Hospital is accredited by the Florida Medical Association (FMA) to provide 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosures:  Florida Hospital's Continuing Professional Development CME Committee members have nothing to disclose.  Speaker(s) disclosures will be made at the time of the event.

Certificate:  After viewing the Presentation you must complete the Evaluation to receive a certificate.