POLST: Doing It Right! Training Course - Friday May 5, 2017

Program Details

and Continental Breakfast 8:00-8:30 a.m.

Registration Deadline: April 14, 2017

A 2.5 hour online prerequisite course must be completed prior to the in-person program. The link, user name and pertinent information will be provided to registrants approximately two weeks prior to the in-person course date.
Registration information is found on the next page.


Cost: $30 Includes materials, CEU’s, continental breakfast, and lunch. 

Cash or check accepted -  payable to Springhill Senior Living Community.

Program Date & Location

Friday May 5, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Springhill Senior Living Community

2323 Edinboro Road Erie, PA 16509

CME Accreditation and Designation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Coalition for Quality at the End of Life (CQEL). The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals are awarded .5 continuing education units (CEU’s) which are equal to 5.5
contact hours.

NOTE: An additional 2.5 CME credit is earned through the completion of the prerequisite course. 

Nurses: These hours may be considered eligible for completing the 30 hours of continuing education required for biannual nursing re-licensure in Pennsylvania.

CEU credits for Social Workers

This program is offered for 8.0 hours of social work continuing education through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work, a Council on Social Work Education-accredited school and, therefore, a PA pre-approved provider of social continuing education. Additional 2.5 CEU credits are earned through the completion of the prerequisite course. These credit hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW, LPC and LFMT biennial license renewal. For information on social work continuing education call (412) 624-3711.

Who should attend

Health care professionals, including physicians, physician assistants, CRNPs, nurses, social workers, chaplains and others, who care for individuals approaching the end of life and wish to enhance their ability to engage in effective goals of care conversations with patients, families and surrogates.

Course Description

The major focus is to advance participants’ understanding of advance care planning and the role of POLST and the development of skills to facilitate goals of care discussion for individuals with advanced illness, serious health conditions, medical frailty or those of advanced age and wishing to define their preferences for care.

Course Goals - Participants will

  • Be able to define the role of Advance Directives and POLST in Advance Care Planning;
  • Have sufficient knowledge of tools and resources to serve as a POLST resource within their institutions and communities;
  • Have a high level of understanding of the importance of the POLST conversation;
  • Demonstrate the ability to facilitate a POLST discussion and appropriately complete a POLST form.


Register on or before April 14: 

Email Lori Wick lwick@asbury.org or by phone 814-860-7070 at Springhill Senior
Living Community Note: Space is limited. Registrations will be accepted on a first come basis.