Minimizing Patient Safety Risks related to Living Wills and POLST

Wednesday, March 14
1 - 2 p.m. (CT)
2 - 3 p.m. (ET)
Noon - 1 p.m. (MT)
11 a.m. - Noon (PT)

Emerging research suggests ethical and safety concerns related to utilization of advance directives and Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST). Advance care planning documents have a profound ethical and safety concern related to over and under-resuscitation. These medical errors can be fatal or continue the life of a person against their autonomous wishes. The ethical and safety violations occur when providers do not adequately understand the scope or application of documents. In most cases, providers believe the documents call for withholding or limiting interventions, when, in fact, they address the full spectrum of treatment choices. Research indicates medical professionals have no explicit requirements to assure competency in utilizing such documents. Current practices represent risk to patients and compromised medical ethics. Advance care planning, when done “well,” utilizing time honored principals of medical ethics can safely improve patient care, reduce cost, and minimize liability risks.

  • Define operational efficiencies gained by utilizing resuscitation safety checklists and patient to clinician video testimonial in advance care planning
  • Utilize tools to assess institutional practices, implement education/safeguards, minimizing patient safety risk and medical errors
  • Develop strategies to prevent confusion, promote safety and minimize institutional and provider risk.

 

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Guest Speakers

Ferdinando L. Mirarchi, DO, FAAEM, FACEPFerdinando L. Mirarchi, DO, FAAEM, FACEP
Medical Director, Department of Emergency Medicine
UPMC Hamot

  • Bio
    Dr. Mirarchi is a practicing Emergency Medicine Physician and the Medical Director of the Department of Emergency Medicine at UPMC Hamot in Erie PA.. He is the Principal Investigator of the TRIAD (The Realistic Interpretation of Advance Directives) Research Series evaluating the understanding and safety related to living wills, DNR & POLST orders. He serves as the Chief Medical Officer for the Institute on HealthCare Directives and is the founder of MIDEO (My Informed Decision on VidEO).

 

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