Advance Care Planning Facilitator Training (POLST) Course

The POLST Advance Care Planning (ACP) Facilitator Certification course is designed to assist participants learn the skills needed to facilitate ACP conversations with individuals who are in their last few years of life. This course is intended for healthcare professionals (nurses, social workers, chaplains, physicians, and advanced practice providers) and other care providers. The purpose of this course is to assist participants in learning effective communication skills and techniques for facilitating person-centered conversations for those living with advanced medical conditions and frailty. These conversations have application for in-person visits and telehealth. To achieve ACP Facilitator certification in POLST conversations, participants must complete the following: • Complete ACP Facilitator Curriculum • Full participation in the ACP Facilitator Certification course • Role-play validation to demonstrate ACP communication skills and critical thinking for facilitating ACP conversations
Date & Location

Friday, May 10, 2024, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Virtual Meeting, Provo, UT
Target Audience

Specialties – All Specialties
Professions – Advanced Practice Provider, Clinical Social Worker, Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse-Clinical, Other Medical Personnel, Physician, Social Worker

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (5.25 hours), ANCC Contact Hour(s) (5.25 hours), Non-Physician Participation AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (5.25 hours)

ACCME Objectives
  1. Define benefits of POLST conversation and identify appropriate target.
  2. Demonstrate the application of the person-centered decision-making framework to elicit preferences and decisions.
  3. Create strategies to transfer individual goals, values, and preferences to a written plan.
  4. Demonstrate beginning competency in facilitating POLST ACP conversations through role-play exercises.
ANCC Learning Outcomes
  1. Participants will self-report an increase in their knowledge regarding the facilitation of advanced care planning conversations
  2. Participants will self-report a change they will make to their practice or performance as a result of this educational event


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