MD Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment: A Six Month Check-Up
Monday, December 9, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EST)
The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
The Maryland Health Care Ethics Committee Network
Maryland Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST):
A Six Month Check-Up
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 UM Carey Law's website.
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.
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.
|8:30 a.m.||Registration & Continental Breakfast|
|9:00 a.m.||Introduction and Overview of the Day|
|9:10 a.m.||Maryland MOLST 6 Month Check-Up|
|9:45 a.m.||What We Learned From You: Pre-Conference Survey Feedback|
|10:30 a.m.||MOLST in Acute Care Hospitals|
|10:50 a.m.||MOLST in Long-term Care|
|11:10 a.m.||Open Discussion|
|11:45 a.m.||Lunch (with video presentation)|
|12:45 p.m.||Innovative Practices|
|1:30 p.m.||MOLST in Persons with Cognitive Challenges|
|2:00 p.m.||One Hospital's Approach to Medically Ineffective Treatment|
|3:00 p.m.||End-of-Life Communication, MOLST, and Advanced Directives|
|3:30 p.m.||Case Studies from Online Survey Feedback|
|4:15 p.m.||Bringing It All Together|
Please visit http://www.law.umaryland.edu/mhecn for updates on CEU/CME approval status.
|By November 15, 2013||After November 15, 2013|
|Full Time Residents & Students||$25||$35|
You may request payment at the door if your institution needs more time to process payment.
The Baltimore Grand Garage (5 N. Paca St., Northeast corner of Baltimore St. & Paca St.) is the closest to the law school ($13). The Lexington Garage (400 W. Lexington St.) is 3 blocks north of the law school ($7). Parking cost is not included in the registration fee.
Refunds, minus a $25 processing fee per registrant, will be honored if requested in writing five (5) business days prior to the date of the seminar. In the event of emergency, attendees may send substitutions in their places without prior notification.