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August 2022

National Next Steps Virtual ACP Course

August 2 @ 11:15 am CDT

Next Steps ACP is offered to individuals with serious illness who have potential for complications. The goals of this stage of planning are to assess the patient’s understanding of the disease progression (and related treatment options) and to identify goals of care. While it is assumed that full care and treatment will continue, the Next Steps ACP conversation helps to clarify when goals of care would shift based on the patient’s clarification of unacceptable outcomes. Organizations interested in replicating the…

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September 2022

National First Steps® Virtual ACP Course

September 13 @ 11:15 am CDT

Respecting Choices® (RC) First Steps® (FS) Advance Care Planning (ACP) is the foundation for weaving ACP discussions into person-centered care and preventive healthcare for all adults, such as part of wellness visits. When integrated in the outpatient or community setting, and early in the course of healthcare, FS ACP discussions help to normalize the concept of planning and orient individuals to the importance of regular review and update of written plans.

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October 2022

National Advanced Steps Virtual ACP Course

October 12 @ 11:15 am CDT

Respecting Choices® (RC) Advanced Steps (AS) Advance Care Planning (ACP) is initiated as a component of quality end-of-life care for frail elders and those whose death in the next 12 months would not be unexpected. The AS planning conversation is focused on goals of care to make timely, proactive, and specific end-of-life decisions. Ideally, these decisions are converted into medical orders that can be followed throughout the continuum of care. The Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) program is the…

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