Thursday March 22, 2012, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Breakfast is provided at 9:00AM
Friday March 23, 2012, 8:30 AM - 3:30PM
Breakfast is provided at 8:00AM
California POLST Education Program
POLST: It Starts with a Conversation - The California POLST Education Program is a two-day train-the-trainer course using the standardized California POLST training curriculum. It includes a series of educational modules and interactive exercises designed to provide an understanding of the POLST Paradigm, as well as how to complete the form to reflect a patient’s wishes. The training also provides opportunities for attendees to develop skills for facilitating meaningful conversations with patients and their families about POLST and goals of care, and ideas for implementing POLST within communities and training other individuals.
At the completion of this course, the active participant will be able to:
1) Describe the purpose of the POLST Paradigm
2) List the differences between an Advance Directive and the POLST form
3) Differentiate between POLST and DNR forms
4) Identify the target population for POLST completion
5) Facilitate a POLST conversation with a patient/surrogate and document
the patient’s treatment wishes on a POLST form
6) Train others in the POLST Paradigm
Who Should Attend
The education program is designed for:
Hospice By The Bay
17 East Sir Francis Drake Boulevard
Larkspur, CA 94939
March 22, 2012, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm; breakfast at 9:00 am
March 23, 2012, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm; breakfast at 8:00 am
Courtyard San Francisco Larkspur Landing/Marin County
2500 Larkspur Landing Circle
Larkspur, CA 94939
Call (415) 925-1800 – request the POLST rate of $179 per night. Complimentary parking and wireless internet.
Early Registration (deadline March 8) Late Registration (after March 8)
CCCC Member = $169 per person CCCC Member = $209 per person
Non-Member = $199 per person Non-Member = $239 per person
Fee must be received prior to training. Registration includes training materials, continuing education credit, and breakfast and lunch on both days of the training. A limited number of partial scholarships are available through a grant from the California HealthCare Foundation.
Cancellations must be made in writing no later than 5 business days prior to the first day of training, and faxed to (888) 789-9475 or e-mailed to info@CoalitionCCC.org. A $25 non-refundable processing fee will be retained for each cancellation. No refunds will be made after this date. No shows are subject to the full registration fee. Substitutions are encouraged.
A registration confirmation will be sent via e-mail one week in advance. Directions and parking information will be included.
Continuing Education Credit
Full attendance at the education sessions is a prerequisite for receiving professional continuing education credit. Attendees must sign in at the training and include their professional license number. Certificates of attendance will be available.
Nursing – Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 15403, for 11.5 contact hours.
Social Work – This course meets the qualifications for 11.5 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and /or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Nursing Home Administrators – This course has been submitted to the Nursing Home Administrator Program (NHAP) for 11 NHAP/P credits. CCCC is an approved NHAP provider.
CME – The Riverside County Medical Association (RCMA) is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. RCMA takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity. RCMA designates this educational activity for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Chris Evans, MSN, RN has been an educator for Catholic Healthcare West in Sacramento since 1989. She has been a registered nurse since 1976 and has worked in a variety of settings including medical surgical nursing, neonatal intensive care and as a clinical nurse specialist in a women’s hospital. She currently teaches BLS, NRP, preceptor course, newborn physical assessment, POLST and Respecting Choices. Chris has been co-chair of the Compassionate Care Alliance of Greater Sacramento for several years and has extensive experience doing advance care planning community presentations. She has been a clinical team member with the PREPARED Project for the past two years and has assisted with development of the California POLST Education Program.
Joanne Hatchett, MSN, RN, FNP has worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner in the Woodland Clinic Medical Group since 1995. She works with adult and geriatric clients in the office, acute care and skilled nursing facilities. In addition, she has served as the Palliative Care Coordinator for Woodland Memorial Hospital since 2004. Joanne has been a registered nurse since 1978 and her previous nursing experiences include: staff and leadership positions in CCU, pediatrics and intensive care nursery. She was director of Women’s and Children’s Services at Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento for over 7 years. She has been a strong advocate for advance health care planning and is the project director for the Yolo County POLST Project. Joanne has been the lead developer of the California POLST Education Program.
Thank you to our host, Hospice By The Bay, and to the California HealthCare Foundation for making partial scholarships and the training materials possible.
Contact CCCC at (916) 489-2222 or info@CoalitionCCC.org.