Clinical Update 2018 @ Marriott City Center
Apr 5 – Apr 8 all-day

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POLST: Doing It Right! Training Course @ Jewish Healthcare Foundation
Apr 26 @ 8:30 am – 2:45 pm

Judith S. Black, MD, MHA
Jewish Health Foundation Physician Advisor, National POLST Paradigm Task Force Member,
Clinical Associate Professor University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Marian Kemp, RN, BSBA
POLST Coordinator, Coalition for Quality at the End of Life

Libby Moore, LSW, DHCE
Vice President of Patient Care, River Communities Fiduciary Services

Frank A. Petrich, Esq., CFP®, CELA
Elder Law Offices of Frank A. Petrich,
Of Counsel, Gray Elder Law


Course Description
The major focus is to advance participants’ understanding of advance care planning and the role of POLST and the development of skills to facilitate goals of care discussion for individuals with advanced illness, serious health conditions, medical frailty or those of advanced age and wishing to define their preferences for care.

Course Goals
Participants will
• Be able to define the role of Advance Directives and POLST in Advance Care Planning;
• Have sufficient knowledge of tools and resources to serve as a POLST resource within their institutions and communities;
• Have a high level of understanding of the importance of the POLST conversation;
• Demonstrate the ability to facilitate a POLST discussion and appropriately complete a POLST form.


To register on or before April 4, 2018:
Send email to Ben Johnson at the Jewish Healthcare Foundation
Note: Space is limited. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come basis.
For further information, send email request to Marian Kemp at PAPOLST@verizon.net


Please Don’t Say THAT to a Family, Say THIS Instead – PMDA @ Cumberland Woods Village
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Date and Fee
Thursday, May 24, 2018 / 6–8 P.M.
There is NO CHARGE for this program, however registration is required.

This meeting will include an update on long-term care professional issues as well as a presentation about the sharing of information by post-acute and long-term care providers.
All health-care staff in post-acute and long-term care settings are welcome to attend. Medical directors, physicians managing long-term care patients, advanced practice professionals, nursing staff, nursing home administrators and others are welcome. Non-PMDA members are always welcome.
„ Discuss the relationship between critical thinking skills and information sharing
„ Address the significance of facility culture and how it correlates with communication
„ Discuss customer service and specific ways to make it great
„ Identify what information should never be shared
„ Describe how to handle situations when the customer makes unreasonable demands
„ Offer strategies to build successful partnerships with families
„ Describe the elements of notification and how to incorporate emotion into
information sharing

Schedule / 6 –8 P.M.
6:00 Exhibits and Dinner
6:30 Welcome, PMDA Business Update, Announcements and Highlights
6:45 Please Don’t Say THAT to a Family, Say THIS Instead
7:45 Speaker Q&A, Wrap-up and Networking
8:00 Adjournment


Registration and Cancellation
Register Online at: http://bit.ly/a625918
The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity because
of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.