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Advance Care Planning (Encompass 2024)

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Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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This course defines advance care planning and discusses why it is important, explores the legal standards for advance care planning as well as the essential elements of advance care planning, including reflection, conversation and documentation, and how you can support patients and their families through these phases. In addition, the course covers DNR (do not resuscitate) orders and POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment).

1) Explore legal and practical considerations for advance care planning
2) Discuss the healthcare provider's role in advance care planning

This course was designed for all applicable settings in accordance with the organizational training standards for advance care planning outlined in the federal Patient Self-Determination Act (P.L. 101-508).

This course has also been verified to align with the CHAP: Hospice Standards of Excellence HPFC.2.D 10 and HPFC.10.I in Hospice Patient/Family-Centered Care; and Home Health Standards of Excellence APC.7.I.M2 18 in Assessment, Planning and Coordination Standards. In addition, it was designed in alignment with ACHC standards for home health and hospice, and it provides training to help organizations meet the following federal regulations related to hospice, home health, long-term care, and hospital services services:

Estimated Runtime: 23 minutes
Last Updated: April 14, 2023

Reviewed and approved by
Nancy Allen, BSN, RNC, CMC

NOTE: This course is not a substitute for legal advice for any individual provider or situation. Always consult your company's legal or compliance personnel with any questions or concerns related to this subject matter.

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