Honoring Choices PNW is pleased to present the Washington POLST Clinician Toolkit. This toolkit guides clinicians on the purpose, intended use, and completion of the POLST.
Sharmon Figenshaw, ARNP, palliative care nurse practitioner and co-chair of the Washington POLST Task Force, and Kelsey Stufflebeam, MHA, assistant director at Honoring Choices PNW, will review new resources that physicians, advanced practitioners, and other members of the health care team can use to promote advance care planning, hold goals-of-care conversations, and complete POLST. They will outline who should be offered a POLST, how to apply clinical decision-making to know when and how to offer POLST, how to avoid pitfalls in the clinical use of POLST, and how to ensure a POLST reflects a person’s goals. They will explain how to use a goals-of-care conversation in conjunction with the POLST Completion Guide to provide whole-person care and ensure people with serious illness receive care that is consistent with their values and goals.
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.