Heart failure is one of the top diagnoses involved with readmissions throughout the Great Plains and Lake Superior Quality Innovation Networks. This webinar is the sixth in a series to assist communities in this seven-state region improve heart failure care.
Questions of ethics often arise in advance care planning. This session will cover common issues and recommended procedures to avoid problems, as well as offer suggestions on resolving issues should they arise.
Advance care planning can include different types of documents. Provider Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) is a standard for translating patient preferences (often recorded in a health care directive) into medical orders, which will be followed by EMTs and across health care sites. POLST is often used inappropriately or not used at all due to a lack of understanding of its purpose. In 2016, the Minnesota POLST form was revised with the goal of correcting some of the issues Minnesotans currently face.
Honoring Choices Minnesota Executive Director Karen Peterson will talk about what aspects of advance care planning can be done even after a diagnosis of dementia, and what safeguards people who anticipate developing dementia later in life choose to include in their health care directives.
Community-based palliative care provides a different and unique approach to end-of-life care compared to inpatient palliative care. FirstLight Health System and Lakewood Health System, two rural Minnesota communities with community-based palliative care will describe the journey and the steps they took to develop palliative care programs in their respective communities. Learn about their opportunities, challenges, and how they sustain their programs.
Description This webinar will showcase three new multicultural advance care planning (ACP) videos for Latino/Hispanic, Hmong and Somali populations and families. Each video was designed by and for members of each community for intergenerational and culturally respectful use. The videos were specifically designed to acquaint healthcare professionals, families and communities with a broad range of cultural viewpoints while avoiding cultural stereotypes. Participants will view each 6-8 minute video, discuss the breadth of perspectives within each population, and describe how to best use them in personalized clinical and community settings.
Overview This presentation will offer an overview of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and how this may affect the patients and veterans we care for. The care and treatment options for those with PTSD will be discussed, especially those who are at the end of their lives.
Janelle Shearer, RN, MA, CHPQ, will lead a breakout session entitled "Community Partners Working Together to Optimize Hospice Use." The session will take place as part of the Minnesota Network of Hospice & Palliative Care 2015 Conference, "Joining Knowledge, Passions, and People," April 19-20, 2015. The goal of the 2015 MNHPC Conference is to advance the knowledge of health care professionals who provide end-of-life and serious illness services, resulting in improved quality of care for patients, families, and communities.