Nevada POLST Training

Presenter: Sally Hardwick, M.S., Patricia Pollina, APRN, ACHPN, NP-PC, John Hardwick, M.D., Curtis Brown, M.D. FACEP

Online CME Credit

Fee: $50.00

Provides 1.00 hour(s) of CE/CME credit (Presented on June 1, 2021; Reviewed June 20, 2023; Expires July 31, 2024)


The Provider Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) requires a conversation between a patient and their medical provider to determine what level of medical treatment, based on the patient's values, goals, and medical issues, the patient wants towards the end of life. This information is then used to complete the POLST form, which is both an actionable medical order and a legal document to be honored in all settings.

Nevada POLST has been adopted in most all healthcare facilities throughout Nevada.

Learning Objectives

Following participation in this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the difference between advanced directives and the Nevada POLST
  • Identify appropriate patients for the Nevada post-program
  • Educate and explain to patients and their families the features and benefits of the Nevada POLST program
  • Manage the legal requirements and implications of the Nevada POLST program
  • Utilize communication strategies to improve community awareness of the Nevada POLST program