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Learning Objectives

  1. Apply a step-by-step process for advance care planning with patients and trusted family members or friends

  2. Create an advance care plan to ensure patients’ wishes are respected including advance directives and medical orders (e.g., POST) as appropriate

  3. Explain why Medicare has begun to pay physicians/other health care providers for advance care planning conversations with patients.

Target Audience: This course is appropriate for all physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, and attorneys who assist patients and family members with difficult end-of-life care decisions and completion of advance directives and POST forms.


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 "It Always Seems Too Early, Until It's Too Late"

April 16 - April 22, 2017

 

National Healthcare Decisions Day is celebrating their 10th anniversary with an expanded week of advance care planning activities. The West Virginia Center for End-of-Life Care will be participating in this event and will also be functioning as the WV state liaison. We hope that you will participate with us to raise awareness about these important issues across the state! See below for daily sub-themes:

 

Sunday (4/16): Prepare- A day to get resources together

 

Monday (4/17): Start with Yourself- A day to think about your own healthcare decisions

 

Tuesday (4/18): Family/Friends/Loved Ones- A day to discuss your wishes with others (and learn their wishes)

 

Wednesday (4/19): Spread the Word- A day to tell others that you have engaged in advance care planning and encourage them to do the same

 

Thursday (4/20): Facilities Focus- A day for healthcare providers of all sorts to promote advance care planning

 

Friday (4/21): Professionals Preparedness- A day to ensure that all professionals (healthcare, clergy, legal, and others) understand and can promote advance care planning

 

Saturday (4/22): Reflection and Readiness-Consider what worked well for NHDD week and file/share your advance care plans so they will be available if needed

 

Visit www.nhdd.org for more information.

 

 

 

Webinars:

 

Online Webinar - Completing the POST Form.

Event Cost:

$25 (credit fee is included!

Series Description:

Advance care planning refers to a process of conversation between the physician (or non-physician professional) and the patient, preferably with the patient’s trusted family member or friend, about the patient’s wishes for future medical treatment. For patients who are seriously ill with a life-limiting illness, use of the POST form has been found to better direct end-of-life care consistent with patients’ wishes compared to advance directives. This program identifies the advantages of POST forms for seriously ill patients, present a step-by- step approach to completing a POST form, and describe how to bill for advance care planning including POST form completion. This program includes 1) a video demonstrating how to conduct a POST form conversation, 2) a checklist to assist with completion of sections A through C of the POST form, 3) sample documentation of advance care planning for the electronic health record, and 4) instructions on how to bill the advance care planning codes.

Series Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of each conference, participants should be able to:

  • Explain why insurers have begun to pay for advance care planning;

  • Describe how APRNs can bill for it;

  • Apply a step-by-step process for advance care planning with patients and trusted family members or friends;

  • Identify the advantages of the POST form for seriously ill patients; and

  • Create an advance care plan to ensure patients’ wishes are respected in medical orders using the POST form as appropriate.

Target Audience:

This course is appropriate for all physicians, nurses, and physician assistants who assist patients and family members with difficult end-of-life care decisions and completion of advance directives and POST forms.

Credit:

1.4 contact hours for Nursing and 1.25 contact hours for social workers.

To Register:

Visit http://wvnec.org/courses/online-webinar-completing-the-post-form/

 

 

Online Webinar - Advance Care Planning: Why, What and How

 

Event Cost:

$49 (credit fee is included!)

Series Description:

Advance care planning refers to a process of conversation between the physician (or other advance practice provider APP) and the patient, preferably with the patient’s trusted family member or friend, about the patient’s wishes for future medical treatment. This program will provide 1) a sequence of steps for physicians and APPs to create an advance care plan, 2) video demonstrations of advance care planning conversations with patients in good health and those with advanced illness, and 3) information on how to bill for Medicare patients for advance care planning discussions.

Series Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of each conference, participants should be able to:

  • Explain why Medicare has begun to pay physicians for advance care planning conversations with patients;

  • Apply a step-by-step process for advance care planning with patients and trusted family members or friends; and

  • Create an advance care plan to ensure patients’ wishes are respected including advance directives and medical orders (e.g., POST) as appropriate.

Target Audience:

This course is appropriate for all physicians, nurses, and physician assistants who assist patients and family members with difficult end-of-life care decisions and completion of advance directives and POST forms.

Credit:

1 AMA PRA Category 1 credits, 1.2 contact hours for Nursing, and 1.25 contact hours for social workers.

To Register:

Visit http://www.wvnec.org/courses/online-webinar-advance-care-planning-why-what-and-how/