Tue, Feb 08|
AK POLST - The Art of the POLST in SNFs
Join us for this free webinar focused on the art of the POLST and providing training in goals of care / serious illness conversations and use of POLST in Skilled Nursing Facilities.
Time & Location
Feb 08, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
About the Event
The POLST form guides discussions between patients, their families, their physician, and their healthcare team about treatment wishes in instances of serious illness. POLST transforms those wishes into physician orders, which are actionable and to be respected across the continuum of healthcare settings. AKPOLST is launching akpolst.org, a new website housing the POLST form and resources for clinicians, patients and families, and long-term care facilities.
Join us for this free webinar focused on the art of the POLST and providing training in goals of care / serious illness conversations and use of POLST in Skilled Nursing Facilities: how to initiate POLST conversations and translate them into orders.
The webinar will be led by Sharmon Figenshaw (RN, MN, ARNP, ACHPN), a licensed Nurse Practitioner certified in Advanced Hospice and Palliative Nursing. She is on the steering committee for the Washington State Serious Illness Care Coalition, serving as the Co-Chair of its POLST task force since the inception of the POLST program in Washington, and is also active with national education regarding POLST-like forms and as a clinical consultant to Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest.