2019 Respecting Choices® First Steps ACP

UnityPoint Clinic - Express

180 Jordan Creek Parkway, Suite 120
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th St. SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Ave., Ste. 2
Des Moines, Iowa 50312

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Urgent Care - Ankeny

3625 N. Ankeny Blvd.
Suite E
Ankeny, Iowa 50023

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Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
Suite 101
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Suite 100
Des Moines, Iowa 50310

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Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 SE 14th St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50320

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Urgent Care - Urbandale

2901 86th Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

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2019 Respecting Choices® First Steps ACP

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Information

Presented By: Unity Point at Home

Cost: $120 for Unity Point Health Employees, $ 140 for external

Time: 8:30-4:30 PM

Intended Audience

The LS ACP Facilitator Certification course is intended for healthcare clinicians (nurses, social workers, chaplains, physicians) and others involved in assisting those with serious illness or frailty in making treatment decisions based on their goals of care.

Purpose

The purpose of this program is to improve the effectiveness of the LS ACP (a POLST Paradigm program) through facilitation skills training.

Education Outcomes

  1. Describe the goals of the Last Steps ACP program; a POLST Paradigm program
  2. Identify interview skills for facilitating Last Steps ACP conversations
  3. Identify skills to assist individuals in making informed treatment decisions; to include CPR, limitations on treatment, and comfort care
  4. Develop strategies to create a POLST form that accurately reflects an individual’s treatment preferences
  5. Identify systems to honor the POLST plan
  6. Demonstrate beginning competency in facilitating Last Steps ACP conversations through role-play activities

Initial Certification Requirements

  1. Completion of the LS ACP Facilitator Certification Online Pre- Curriculum
  2. Completion of the LS ACP Facilitator Certification classroom training (8-hour classroom instruction)