POLST Training for Healthcare Professionals
Nevada POLST provides the only POLST-authorized trainers and trainings in Nevada. Before implementing a POLST program or completing a POLST for a patient, be sure you understand the Nevada POLST Program by participating in one of our training methods.
Nevada POLST is a program, not just a form. For the success of this program, that is, to reduce the stress and confusion of patients, providers, and families in determining the appropriate level of treatment at the end of life, education is critical.
Nevada POLST training focuses on the most recent form (#090817). Although the older form (#111913) is still valid, please use Nevada POLST form #090817 for all future POLST documentation as it reflects current legislation: it indicates clearly that APRNs and PAs may sign as well as physicians, it addresses decisional capacity, and provides the option for a Health Care Surrogate.
Nevada POLST education is available through 1) online webinars; these require participation on a computer and also the option of CEUs, currently for nursing and social work, or 2) via YouTube videos (currently only available for the original Nevada POLST form and legislation, form #111913), one for EMS and another for providers and facilities.
Nevada POLST Overview training covers: (Click here to register)
1.5 hrs CEU available for nursing and social work
The history and reach of POLST
Who qualifies as a POLST patient
How to have a comfortable advance care planning conversation
The difference between and relationship of POLST and advance directives
Completion of the POLST form
How to avoid confusing or conflicting POLST orders
Legal considerations of the Nevada POLST Program
Research regarding the effectiveness of POLST
Webinar Training Dates:
If you are not available for any of these times or dates, please contact Nevada POLST noting days and times the following month that you would be available and we will make every effort to set a class to accommodate your request.
New training dates will be posted around the middle of the month preceding the webinars. For example, May webinars will be posted around April 15. To be sure to learn of Nevada POLST Webinars, request to be on our mailing list; we send out announcements of webinars when they are posted and available online for registration.
Nevada POLST Video training
Video training is currently only available for the original Nevada POLST form (form #111913) and 2013 legislation, not the current form (#090817) and 2017 legislation. In addition, the video training does not offer CEUs. Until the new videos are produced, please consider registering for one of our webinars. Nursing and social work CEUs are not available for video training.
Form version 111913 (this is the original form, not the current form) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) POLST training, click here.
Form version 111913 (this is the original form, not the current form) Healthcare Providers or Facilities POLST training, click here. (The video is 27 minutes long.)
It is recommended that you have a copy of the POLST form with you to reference while you watch the training and that you take note of any questions you may have, then contact us for any clarifications or other information you may need.
Conference Participation or Community Education
To request Nevada POLST participation or presentation at a conference or community education (patients, families, the general public), please send us your request in an email with specifics about the event, how many people you expect and where the event will be.
For questions regarding any of the information presented in the videos or additional information about Nevada POLST, please explore our site or contact us by email.