Advance Care Planning: An Introduction for Public Health and Aging Services Professionals (Web-based) - WB1791
 Course ID: 1029577
 Format: Web-based Training - Self-study (Online)
 Clinical / Non-Clinical: Clinical
 Course Number: 1029577
 Cost (US$): 0.00
 Credit Type(s): 0.3 CEU/CE; 2.5 CHES
 Certificate:
Course Description:

Title:  Advance Care Planning: An Introduction for Public Health and Aging Services Professionals (Web-based) - WB1791  

Course Duration:  4 hours

CE expiration date:  September 1, 2013

CHES:  2.5 (health education specialists)
CEU:  0.3 (other health care professionals)


Course Description:  This online course will prepare and encourage public health and aging services professionals to accept their vital role in assisting older Americans plan and document what should be done in the event they become seriously ill or lose decision-making capacity.
Objectives:
Course objectives are to ensure public health and aging services professionals are knowledgeable about: Module 1

  1.  Discuss the importance of advanced care planning; and
  2. Describe the role of public health and aging services professionals in helping consumers plan in the event they lose the ability to make or communicate their decisions.
Module 2
  1. Specify essential elements of effective advance care planning.
  2. Define declarant, health care proxy, and advance directive.
  3. Describe the types of advance care planning documents, their evolution, and legal basis.
  4. Identify the key laws and requirements in your state related to advance planning for care at the end of life.
Module 3
  1. Identify the various roles that you can play as a health or aging services  professional in improving advance care planning, including helping clients choose a proxy, encouraging preparation of advance directives, sharing resources and tools, and promoting supportive policies;
  2. Discuss ways to start conversations about end-of-life issues;
  3. Explain POLST and its impact on advance care planning; and
  4. Distinguish between palliative care and hospice care.

TARGET AUDIENCE: The primary audience for the Advance Care Planning course is public health and aging services professionals who serve adults and their families.
Secondary audiences are a variety of community-based professionals including but not limited to those working with
- Hospital systems.
- Hospices.
- Long-term care facilities.
- Visiting nurse organizations.
- Foundations.
- Organizations representing minority populations the faith-based community and people with disabilities.
Though this course was designed to support professionals in their jobs it might also be helpful to learners personally as information in this course is relevant to all Americans.

Subject Area(s):
Education/Training/Exercises/Drills
Audience(s):
Other
Background/Role(s): None
Course Language(s):
English
Course Level: Intermediate
Core Competencies: none
Registration Required Outside of TRAIN: yes
Registration Restrictions:
Sponsor: CDC-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/HAP
Accreditations: none
Special Notes:
Course Contacts
Name: OSELS/SEPDPO/DLP
Phone: (800) 418-7246
email: ce@cdc.gov
URL: http://www.cdc.gov/tceonline
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