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Respecting Choices® Last Steps ACP

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

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.

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

  • Completion of the LS ACP Facilitator Certification Online Pre-Curriculum (additional information will be emailed to you on the pre-curriculum closer to your class date)
  • Completion of the LS ACP Facilitator Certification classroom training (8-hour classroom instruction)


$120 - UnityPoint Health employees
$140 - External attendees

*Deadline for Registration is July 6, 2018.

For additional information please contact Jennifer Delagardelle at

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