POLST Conversations and Implementation

Join a free Zoom session to discuss implementing Physicians Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) into your organization. Sessions will be held once monthly through September. Attendance will be limited to 10 people per session, so get registered right away!

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Who Should Attend?

This training is intended for advanced practice nurses, nurses, social workers, chaplains, and emergency medical services personnel. It is approved for one contact hour by the North Dakota Board of Nursing.

Why Should I Attend?

  • Acquire new skills, competencies, and best practices regarding POLST.
  • Learn about best practices and scripting for patients with serious and life threatening illnesses.
  • Enhance your awareness and education about POLST in North Dakota.

Objectives

  • Describe how POLST conversations impact POLST form completion.
  • Identify what the role of the nurse is in completing the North Dakota POLST form.
  • Explain the process of implementing POLST where you work.

Dates & Times

Times are listed in Central time.

  • Wednesday, March 18
    10:00 – 11:00 am or 2:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, April 23
    10:00 – 11:00 am or 2:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, May 20
    10:00 – 11:00 am or 2:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, June 24
    10:00 – 11:00 am or 2:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, July 22
    10:00 – 11:00 am or 2:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, August 13
    10:00 – 11:00 am or 2:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, September 9
    10:00 – 11:00 am or 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Presenters

  • Nancy Joyner, MS, CNS-BC, APRN, ACHPN®
    Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Sara Schwarz, MA
    Chaplain & ACP Lead at Sanford Health Bismarck

For More Information

Learn more about POLST or contact Nancy Joyner at nancy.joyner@honoringchoicesnd.org.

Sponsored By

Upcoming First Steps ACP Facilitator Certification

A minimum of 12 participants are required.

    • Date: June 4
      Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
      Location: VIRTUALLY through Sanford Hospital, Bismarck
      Entity providing the training: Sanford Health
      Fee: $250
      Registration Deadline: May 21, 2020
      Registration Brochure for agenda, course objectives, instructors, paper registration, and payment method details.
      For more information, contact: Sara Schwarz, acp.bismarck@sanfordhealth.org or (701) 323-1227

 

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