Best Practices To Ensure Person-Centered Care
Honoring Choices® Pacific Northwest published the Washington
POLST Clinician Toolkit
in August 2021. The toolkit helps physicians, physician assistants, and
other members of the health care team apply best practices and create
clear and meaningful medical orders that honor an individual’s goals and
How to participate and obtain CME credit
To participate in this activity, you must read the objectives, watch the
webinar recording, and complete the
The webinar recording will take one hour to complete.
Evaluation & credit claim
Please complete this
after viewing the recorded webinar. After you complete the evaluation, you
will be directed to a credit claim form and a printable certificate for
After completing the activity, learners should be able to:
Describe new resources that physicians, advanced practitioners, and
other members of the health care team can use to promote advance care
planning, hold goals-of-care conversations, and complete POLST.
Outline who should be offered a POLST, how to apply clinical
decision-making to know when and how to offer POLST, how to avoid
pitfalls in the clinical use of POLST, and how to ensure a POLST
reflects a person’s goals.
Explain how to use a goals-of-care conversation in conjunction with the
POLST Completion Guide to provide whole-person care and ensure people
with serious illness receive care that is consistent with their values
Release date: August 12, 2021.
Reviewed: April 25, 2023.
Expiration date: August 11, 2024.
The Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) is accredited by the
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide
continuing medical education for physicians.
The WSMA designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the
credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the
This activity meets the criteria for up to 1 hour of Category I CME credit
to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical
Quality Assurance Commission.
The content of this activity is not related to products or services of an
ACCME-defined commercial interest; therefore no one in control of content
has a relevant financial relationship to disclose and there is no
potential for conflicts of interest.