MOLST and Advanced Directives – Resources and Free Training Videos Available

Karen Morris in Clinical & Quality

NYSHFA staff have been participating on the MOLST Statewide Implementation Team led by Dr. Patricia Bomba for several years.  The goals of the team are to disseminate information concerning the use of MOLST, create a forum for discussion about implementation strategies, and establish a centralized repository of information about MOLST and end of life decisions.  Dr. Bomba, who has led the movement to implement the MOLST process in New York State,  has been a guest speaker at several of our conferences over the years and most recently presented a webinar on the implementation of eMOLST, an electronic version of MOLST which will allow for efficient, accurate communication within and across the healthcare system. 

Providers are reminded that there are numerous training tools and resources available on the official MOLST website, www.compassionandsupport.org.  The site contains information about MOLST, end of life issues including legislation, advanced directives care planning, palliative care and pain management.

Free training/educational videos for staff and families are now also available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=molst.

NYSHFA CONTACT
Karen Morris
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800, ext. 15