NRHI SAN: Reducing Unnecessary Utilization Advance Care Planning & POLST – A Strategy to Address Readmissions

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/17/2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


In this module of the Reducing Unnecessary Utilization series, Nancy Zionts, of Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative, will lead a discussion on the ways to use POLST (Provider Orders for Life-Saving Treatment) to address readmissions. She will be joined by Judy Black, MD, of University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, who will discuss the benefits of using POLST in a practice setting as a strategy to reduce readmissions. Dr. Black serves as the Pennsylvania representative to the National POLST Paradigm Task Force.

Program objectives include:

  • Describe the differences between advance directives and POLST
  • Discuss the impact of POLST on readmission rates
  • Identify strategies and benefits of implementing advance care planning and POLST in practice settings
  • Provide access to tools and information on advance care planning and POLST

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