Advance Care Planning: An Introduction for Public Health and Aging Services Professionals (Web-based) - WB1791
CE Course Number: WB1791
CE expiration date: September 1, 2015
This course has Continuing Education credits available. Continuing Education certificates are not issued within CDC TRAIN.
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.
Course objectives are to ensure public health and aging services professionals are knowledgeable about:
- Discuss the importance of advanced care planning; and
- 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.
- Specify essential elements of effective advance care planning.
- Define declarant, health care proxy, and advance directive.
- Describe the types of advance care planning documents, their evolution, and legal basis.
- Identify the key laws and requirements in your state related to advance planning for care at the end of life.
- 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;
- Discuss ways to start conversations about end-of-life issues;
- Explain POLST and its impact on advance care planning; and
- Distinguish between palliative care and hospice care.
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.
- Long-term care facilities.
- Visiting nurse organizations.
- 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.
IACET Continuing Education Units (CEU):
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.3 CEU's for this program.
Continuing Education Contact Hours in Health Education (CECH):
Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 2.5 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number GA0082.
How to Obtain Continuing Education
To obtain Continuing Education (CE) for this course, you must register for it at the Training and Continuing Education website (TCE Online). Once you have registered for the course, you will need to take the evaluation and posttest for this course. After successful completion of the evaluation and posttest, you will receive CE and can then print your certificate and transcript. To register, please follow the following steps:
1. Go to http://www.cdc.gov/TCEOnline/.
2. Select Participant Login to login. If you are new to TCEO, select New Participant to create a user ID and password. If you have registered previously but have forgotten your password, click on the Forgot your password link.
3. Once logged on to CDC TCEO, the Participant Services page will display. Select the Search and Register link.
4. Select the Keyword Search method, enter the course name key words in the box and select View.
5. Click on the course name, and the course information page will display. Scroll down to Register Here. Select the type of CE that you would like to receive and then select Submit.
6. The next page requests demographic information. New participants are required to answer the demographic questions. Returning participants please verify this information and select Submit.
7. A message will display thanking you for registering for the course. If you have already completed the course you may select the option to take the evaluation.
8. If you have not completed the course, you will be directed back to Participant Services. Under Evaluations and Tests you may access the course detail page, the course link, or the evaluation and/or posttest after completing the course.
9. Complete the evaluation and Submit. If a posttest is required it will follow the evaluation. A record of your course completion and your CE certificate will be posted in the Transcript and Certificate section, located on the Participant Services page.
If you have any questions or problems contact CDC/ATSDR Training and Continuing Education at firstname.lastname@example.org.