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September 2020

Fall 2020 National First Steps® Virtual ACP Certification Course

September 29, 2020 @ 8:00 am - October 8, 2020 @ 4:30 pm CDT

First Steps® (FS) Advance Care Planning (ACP) is the foundation for weaving ACP discussions into person-centered care and preventive healthcare for all adults. When integrated in the outpatient or community setting, and early during 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. Organizations interested in replicating the First Steps ACP model will find it valuable to register representatives for all…

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November 2020

Fall 2020 National Advanced Steps Virtual ACP Conference

November 10, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - November 12, 2020 @ 5:15 pm CST

Advance care planning for individuals with serious, life-limiting illness is complex and challenging. RC Advanced Steps (AS) (formerly Last Steps) ACP incorporates the National POLST  program into this stage of planning. Achieving desired outcomes of National POLST requires a thoughtful approach to implementation strategies and person-centered ACP conversations. The RC AS ACP program’s systematic approach results in a National POLST form that aligns with individual goals, values, and preferences. Organizations interested in replicating the Advanced Steps ACP model will find it…

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March 2021

March 2021 National First Steps® Virtual ACP Certification Course

March 9 @ 1:00 pm - March 16 @ 4:30 pm CST

First Steps® (FS) Advance Care Planning (ACP) is the foundation for weaving ACP discussions into person-centered care and preventive healthcare for all adults. When integrated in the outpatient or community setting, and early during 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. Organizations interested in replicating the First Steps ACP model will find it valuable to register representatives for all…

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April 2021

April 2021 National Advanced Steps Virtual ACP Conference

April 13 @ 1:00 pm - April 20 @ 4:30 pm CDT

Advance care planning for individuals with serious, life-limiting illness is complex and challenging. RC Advanced Steps (AS) (formerly Last Steps) ACP incorporates the National POLST  program into this stage of planning. Achieving desired outcomes of National POLST requires a thoughtful approach to implementation strategies and person-centered ACP conversations. The RC AS ACP program’s systematic approach results in a National POLST form that aligns with individual goals, values, and preferences. Organizations interested in replicating the Advanced Steps ACP model will find it…

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August 2021

Summer 2021 National Next Steps Virtual ACP Course

August 26 @ 1:00 pm - September 1 @ 4:30 pm 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 2021

Fall 2021 National First Steps® Virtual ACP Course

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - October 6 @ 4:30 pm 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. Course Content: Day 1 (9/28): First Steps® ACP Design…

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October 2021

Fall 2021 National Advanced Steps Virtual ACP Course

October 13 @ 1:00 pm - October 20 @ 4:30 pm 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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Fall 2021 SDMSI Virtual Course

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT

The Shared Decision Making in Serious Illness (SDMSI) Curriculum is intended for physicians and advanced practitioners caring for patients with serious illness and their families. Through discussion, video examples, and role-play application using a semi-structured conversation guide. SDMSI Program Flyer

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