Respecting Choices Virtual Advanced Steps (AS) ACP Facilitator Certification (POST)
Fri, Oct 21
Fri, Oct 28
This class is now full
The Advanced Steps (AS) 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. The AS planning conversation is focused on assisting those with advanced serious illness and frailty in treatment decisions based on their goals of care. The Respecting Choices Advanced Steps ACP program’s systematic approach results in a POST/POLST form or medical orders that aligns with individual goals, values, and preferences. These conversations have application for in-person visits and telehealth.
Advanced Steps ACP Facilitator Certification course is intended for healthcare professionals (nurses, social workers, chaplains, physicians, advanced practice providers) and other care providers.
The purpose of this course is to assist participants in learning effective communication and conversation 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.
Course content level: Intermediate for social workers.
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
Identify communication skills for facilitating Advanced Steps ACP conversations.
Demonstrate the application of the person-centered decision-making framework to elicit preferences and decisions.
Create strategies to transfer individual goals, values, and preferences to a written plan, e.g., POST form and out of hospital medical orders.
Demonstrate beginning competency in facilitating Advanced Steps ACP conversations through role-play activities.
This course will be taught by Carilion Clinic.
Virtual Refresher Class for TRAINED Facilitators
Virtual refresher class for TRAINED facilitators (certificate previously received from either the Virginia POST Collaborative or Respecting Choices Advanced Steps ACP Facilitator courses). Presentation will include key elements of POLST, Virginia law and a side-by-side comparison of the Virginia POST form and the National POLST form (soon-to-be-adopted in Virginia). You won’t want to miss this excellent opportunity! If interested, please use the Contact Us page to submit your details and once the date and time are scheduled, you will be notified.
This course will be taught by Bon Secours Mercy Health.