Accreditation The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of 1.5 Management credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment program (POLST) is a great advance for preparing frail patients for personalized advanced illness management. The California POLST became a standardized legally recognized tool 1/01/09. Come learn about this tool and how to implement it in your state and facility(s).
Discuss how POLST will improve the management of advanced illness for frail patients' across the settings of medical care
Examine how POLST works with other advanced illness tools like Advanced Health Care Tools, DNAR Forms, and PIT (Preferred Intensity of Care Forms)
List ways to address the many barriers to successful implementation of a reliable POLST program in facility(s) and community
Speakers(s): Tim L. Gieseke, MD, CMD; Jim A. Mittelberger, MD, CMD; Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD; Judy Citko
Disclosure(s): Jim A. Mittelberger, MD has no disclosures to report. Tim L. Gieseke, MD has no disclosures to report. Judy Citko, JD has no disclosures to report. Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD has no disclosures to report.
References: Multiple efficacy studies are available on www.polst.org web site. Go to: www.caltcm.org and click on Polst Pre-conference for brochure of our upcoming 4 hour educational presentation Study in process on the basis of facility particpation in this presentation.