Situation Report | September 20, 2021
As a member of the MOLST (Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) Statewide Implementation Committee, HCA joins with our practitioner, hospital, educational, health plan and state colleagues in promoting MOLST education throughout the health care system.
The following are sessions we encourage home and community based organizations to consider.
ECHO MOLST + eMOLST, A “Telementoring” Approach to End-Of-Life Care Education, Returning for Fall 2021 Clinic Series
Do you have questions about the MOLST process and form? Are you overwhelmed by the COVID-19 Delta variant and want to ensure your patient’s end-of-life preferences are honored? Are you a PA or NP wondering how recent legislative changes affect you? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, please consider attending ECHO MOLST + eMOLST.
The ECHO MOLST + eMOLST clinic series kicks off on October 7, 2021. Weekly videoconferencing clinics are held via Zoom on Thursdays from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Interested in joining? Email Meg.Greco@Excellus.com.
ECHO, which stands for Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes, is an all-teach-all-learn telementoring model that uses case-based learning. Specialists and experts at a “hub” meet regularly with clinicians at “spokes” via videoconferencing to support in the delivery of specialty care services. The ECHO Model and virtual telementoring approach are particularly well-suited to a time when we need to be physically separated, but the need for sharing knowledge and experience is higher than ever, particularly when it comes to end-of-life care.
The aims of ECHO MOLST + eMOLST are to provide sustainable MOLST education and to improve the quality of thoughtful MOLST discussions and documentation to ensure patient preferences are honored. The goals of the clinic series have been updated to reflect the pandemic, as accurate documentation of these preferences is critical amidst the ever-changing situation with COVID-19.
To date, ECHO MOLST + eMOLST have provided end-of-life education to over 1,000 participants from 125+ health care organizations across New York State. This spread of knowledge is ensuring that patient preferences are honored and that the quality of end-of-life care New Yorkers receive is continually improving.
For more information on ECHO MOLST + eMOLST, including objectives and who should attend, visit molst.org/training/echo or contact Meg.Greco@Excellus.com to enroll in the next ECHO MOLST + eMOLST clinic series.
Nursing and Social Work CEUs
Project ECHO® designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 ANCC contact hours. Nursing contact hours will be awarded for successful completion of program components based upon documented attendance and completion of evaluation.
As a jointly accredited organization, Project ECHO® is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. State and provincial boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 continuing education credit.