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POLST Education

These workshops are available by request at your organization. For more information, email AzPOLST@azpolst.org.

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all face-to-face meetings have been canceled. Web-based workshops are still available upon request. Email AzPOLST@azpolst.org to submit a web-based workshop request.

Introduction to POLST

A 1-hour class for professionals in a healthcare setting. This session is available in a live webinar.

This one-hour workshop equips healthcare professionals with knowledge and resources to begin using POLST in Arizona. The objectives are to describe what POLST is at the state and national level, explain why POLST is important, define the population for POLST, when to begin the conversation and who completes POLST, describe the process for completing, reviewing and updating POLST, and learn the process of submitting healthcare planning documents to the Arizona Health

care Directive Registry. Target audience is healthcare professionals who plan on using POLST or caring for patients/residents who have a POLST in all care settings.

This session has been approved by:

AAFP- American Academy of Family Practice- 1.0 elective credit, California Board of Nursing- 1.0 contact hour, National Association of Social Work- AZ Chapter- 1.0 contact hour, Nursing Care Administrators and Assisted Living Facility – 1.0 hour. 

The $25 per person workshop fee is currently waived for web-based workshops.

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Communication in Serious Illness and POLST (3-hour workshop)

A 3-hour workshop for professionals in a healthcare setting

This three-hour workshop equips healthcare professionals with knowledge, skills and resources to have the goals of care conversation with someone who is seriously ill and begin using POLST in Arizona.  Objectives are to apply a structured communication tool to facilitate the communication in patients with serious illness and elicit goals of care, describe what POLST is at the state and national level and why it is important, define the population for Communication in Serious Illness and POLST, when to begin the conversation and who completes POLST in Arizona, describe the process for completing, reviewing and updating POLST, and describe how POLST could be implemented in your care setting. Target audience is healthcare professionals who plan on using POLST or caring for patients/residents who have a POLST in all care settings.

This session has been approved by:

AAFP- American Academy of Family Practice- 3.0 elective credits, California Board of Nursing- 3.0 contact hours, National Association of Social Work- AZ Chapter- 3.0 contact hours, Nursing Care Administrators and Assisted Living Facility – 3.0 hours.

There is a $50 fee/person for this workshop.

Communication in Serious Illness and POLST Train-the-Trainer

A 5.5-hour workshop for professionals in a healthcare setting

The purpose of this 5.5-hour interactive workshop is to prepare participants to lead Communication in Serious Illness and POLST workshop. This class will introduce clinicians to how to use a systematic approach for better and earlier conversations about patient values and priorities in serious illness. Learn POLST fundamentals and how it aligns with advance care planning, what is required for the form to be accepted in the State of Arizona and what population may benefit from a POLST. During this workshop participants will have the opportunity to discuss the POLST form elements and how it aligns with the goals of care conversation, how to complete the form and when to review and update it.  The target audience for this workshop is physicians, nurses, social workers and other healthcare providers who want to learn how to teach others how to communicate with patients and families facing serious illness and utilize POLST in Arizona.

Train the trainer expectations will be to successfully co-facilitate training with an approved trainer, submit all required paperwork and commit to co-host future training sessions using set curricula.

This session has been approved by: AAFP- American Academy of Family Practice- 4.5 elective credits, California Board of Nursing- 5.0 contact hours, National Association of Social Work- AZ Chapter- 4.5 contact hours, Nursing Care Administrators and Assisted Living Facility– 4.5 hours.

There is a fee of $100/person for this workshop.