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Advance Care Planning, Advance Directives and Provider Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

February 2 @ 7:50 am - 4:30 pm

Hawaii Pacific Health

Advance Care Planning (ACP), Advance Directives and Provider Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Facilitator Training – Kauaʻi

This training is offered for nurses, physicians, social workers and other clinicians and focuses on communication skills to improve ACP discussions. The class will review key elements and processes related to ACP, advance directives and POLST development.

Course Objectives:

  • Promote goals of care discussions by learning effective communication skills to facilitate advance care planning discussions.
  • Engage the multi-disciplinary team to patient-centered discussion addressing advance care planning.
  • Promote patients’ knowledge of advance directives including health care power of attorney designation.
  • Implement correct documentation of POLST-CPR, DNAR, full and limited treatment, time-limited trials and comfort care.
  • Identify processes to access ACP documents in the EMR and required documentation needed for ACP.
  • Identify end-of-life options including Hawai‘i requirements on Medical Aid in Dying, Our Care, Our Choice Act.

Registration: HPH employees: Manager’s approval is required prior to registering AND register online through HPH Learning Center (HLC). Type in catalog: Advance Care Planning or POLST; Select course: HPH – Advance Care Planning, Advance Directives and Facilitator Certification Non HPH participants: Register online here or contact Michelle Cantillo, RN, HPH ACP Coordinator via email

Any questions, call Michelle Cantillo at 808-535-7874.

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Wilcox Medical Center
3-3420 Kuhio Hwy, Conference Room B/C
Lihue, HI United States
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877-709-WELL (9355)
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