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Understanding and Implementing POLST for End of Life Planning

Course description

This course is designed to expand the understanding of Advanced Care Planning and why POLST (Practitioner Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment)  is important to your patients and your practice.

Target audience: 

Family Physicians and other primary care clinicians

Learning objectives: 

Explain the importance of POLST for end-of-life planning

Explain the difference between Advanced Directives and POLST

Incorporate POLST into clinical practice

This Enduring Material activity, Understanding and Implementing POLST for End of Life Planning has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.0 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Term of approval begins10/14/2016 . Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Following this CME activity, participants will have the opportunity to earn an additional two Prescribed credits for participation in each Translation to Practice® exercise. Information on Translation to Practice® will be shared within the activity. 

Credits & accreditation
  • 1.00 AAFP
  • 1.00 Attendance
Faculty & disclosure

Huda Sayed, MD
Hospice & Palliative Medicine
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Cooper University Hospital
Camden, NJ

Dr. Sayed has disclosed no financial conflict relevant to this presentation.

Additional information
Translation to Practice form59.76 KB
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAFP
  • 1.00 Attendance
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