Unless otherwise noted, all virtual NRHI events are hosted in Eastern Standard 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