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NICAP Initiative: Advance Directives
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Starting the conversation amp uploading into MyUFHealth The Problem Disconnect between patients endoflife wishes and familycaregivershealthcare team awareness 53 of physicians did not ID: 781546 Download


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NICAP Initiative:Advance Directives

Starting the conversation & uploading into MyUFHealth


The Problem

Disconnect between patient’s end-of-life wishes and family/caregivers/healthcare team awareness53


of physicians did not

know that patients did not want CPR50% of patients experienced (unaddressed) moderate or severe pain at least half of the time within their last few days

You have the right to make decisions about your own medical treatment. These decisions become more difficult if, due to illness or a change in mental condition, you are unable to tell your doctor and loved ones what kind of


you want.


Advance Directive

Is a document or series of documents that lets you state exactly how you wish to be treated if you become seriously ill and cannot speak for yourself (also called living will).Lets you indicate who you would want to make decisions for you if you


unable to make them for yourself

(also called healthcare surrogate designation, power of attorney). Empowers patient to set own goals and priorities that help guide careTakes stress off of patient, family, and healthcare providers


Importance of Completing AD

90% of people say talking with their loved ones about end-of-life care is important. 27% have actually done so.


of people say making sure their family is not burdened by tough decisions is extremely important.

56% have not communicated their end-of life wishes. 80% of people say that if seriously ill, they would want to talk to their doctor about wishes for medical treatment toward the end of their life. 7% report having had this conversation with their doctor.

82% of people say it’s important to put their wishes in writing. 23% have actually done it. Source: Survey of Californians by the California HealthCare Foundation (2012)


Examples of Preferences

Life-support treatment (cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), major surgery, ventilator, feeding tube, blood transfusion, etc.))Medication


you are

in painReligious or personal beliefs/practicesWhere/how you might want to spend your final days (home, hospital, nursing home, etc.)

Designated healthcare surrogate (someone who will make health decisions on your behalf IF you are unable to)


NICAP Initiative: Supportive Care Team

NICAP formed a Supportive Care Team (SCT) to discuss importance of Advance Directives with patients, assist them, and ultimately increase the rates of AD completion. Volunteers

through Haven


Visit the Neurosurgery and Movement Disorders clinics Wednesdays 9AM-3PM

See as many patients as they can during this time, provide them with Advance Directive packets and help them fill theirs out.


SCT Findings


SCT Findings


“I Have an AD, Now What?”

It does patients no good if the AD is locked up in a safe at home!!! It must be in their medical record where providers can access it.

3 easy ways patients can get their AD added to their EMR

Give it to their doctor at the next visit

Mail it to UF Health Information Management Department (address provided on form)Scan in, upload from home into their

MyUFHealth account (see next)




Moving Forward

Learn more so you can be comfortable discussing this topic!

Go to:

https:// your Name and DOB under ‘patient information’ and select:Advance Directives (20 Min)

REQUIREDPalliative Care (15 Min) R


Considering Hospice Care (25 Min)



This training is required if you are on

QI rotations!

Following training, a quiz will test your comprehension of the material.


Moving Forward

NICAP interns on QI rotations MUST

shadow SCT volunteers

at least 1 hour (Wednesday between 9AM-3PM)

If shift not on Wednesday, make every effort to adjust schedule and shadow for 1 hourIf shadowing is impossible for documented reasons, let QI director and grad lead

knowQI interns will call patients approached by the SCT to follow-up/assist with AD upload/mailing/etc.A Q&A sheet will be provided to facilitate the conversation


AD Forms and More Information

Remember, AD forms and requirements are state-specific

More info about Florida AD Here you can find a health care surrogate form, living will, starter kit to get you thinking about what decisions you want


Thank you!


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