Conferences & Symposia

Maryland Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST): A Six Month Check-Up


Monday, December 9, 2013

The Maryland MOLST form, which went into effect statewide on July 1, 2013, is an order form to communicate patients’ end-of-life treatment preferences to health care providers across healthcare settings. This program will examine how MOLST has been implemented in its first six months by identifying and discussing best practices as well as barriers to implementing it successfully.

Attendees will work together to identify strategies to improve end-of-life care in Maryland, with a focus on MOLST orders, advance directives, medically ineffective treatment, and end-of-life communication. Attendees should have already attended a MOLST workshop or viewed the open-access MOLST workshop that is available on the MHECN website (click on Conferences).

Upon completion of this course, participants will have a better understanding of how to effectively implement MOLST orders to improve end-of-life care for their patients.

OBJECTIVES

  1. Identify best practices for how MOLST has been implemented in Maryland since July 1, 2013.
  2. Discuss strategies to improve how MOLST orders and advance directives are completed and interpreted by clinicians to improve end-of-life care in Maryland.
  3. Recognize effective communication skills surrounding identifying individuals' end-of-life treatment preferences and documenting these in an advance directive and a MOLST form.
  4. Explore how Maryland’s Health Care Decision’s Act impacts how MOLST orders are completed and interpreted as regards to medically ineffective treatment.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

This activity has been submitted to the Maryland Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The Maryland Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This event is co-sponsored by the National Association of Social Workers - Maryland Chapter to provide 6.0 Continuing Education Credits for social workers.

This activity has been submitted for 6.25 CMEs for physicians.

Please visit http://www.law.umaryland.edu/mhecn for updates on CEU/CME approval status.

VIDEO:

Part 1 | Part 2

AGENDA (printable agenda)

Time: Agenda Item:  
8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast  
9:00 a.m. Introduction and Overview of the Day
Diane E. Hoffmann, JD, MS
Video
9:10 a.m. Maryland MOLST 6 Month Check-Up
Paul Ballard, JD
Video
9:30 a.m. Q & A Video
9:45 a.m. What We Learned From You: Pre-conference Survey Feedback
Anita J. Tarzian, PhD, RN | Presentation
Video
10:00 a.m. Q &A  
10:15 a.m. BREAK  
10:30 a.m. MOLST in Acute Care Hospitals
Helen Gordon, MD | Presentation
Video
10:50 a.m. MOLST in Long-term Care
Robert Roby, MD, CMD
Video
11:10 a.m. Open Discussion with Drs. Gordon & Roby Video
11:45 a.m. Lunch with video presentation Video
12:45 p.m. Innovative Practices
Brian H. Childs, PhD & Lakshmi Vaidynathan, MD | Presentation
Video
1:15 p.m. Q & A Video
1:30 p.m. MOLST in Persons with Cognitive Challenges
Judy Levy, MSW, MA | Presentation
Video
1:50 p.m. Q & A Video
2:00 p.m. One Hospital's Approach to Medically Ineffective Treatment
Lee Schwab, MD, FCCP | Presentation
Video
2:30 p.m. Q & A Video
2:45 p.m. BREAK  
3:00 p.m. End-of-life Communication, MOLST, & Advance Directives
Carla Jackson, LCSW-C | Presentation
Video
3:30 p.m. Case Studies from Online Survey Feedback (Small Group Work)
Gail Mansell, M.Div
Video
4:15 p.m. Bringing it All Together: Whole Group Discussion of Case Studies & "Next Steps"  
4:30 p.m. ADJOURN  

 


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