First Steps ACP Facilitator Certification March 2020
First Steps® ACP Facilitator Certification
Day 1: March 19, 2020 – 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Day 2: March 26, 2020 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Center for Hospice Care
501 Comfort Place • Mishawaka, IN 46545
Respecting Choices® First Steps® ACP Facilitator Certification is designed for professionals such as social workers, nurses, clergy, physicians, and others involved in assisting patients and residents in making end-of-life treatment decisions.
Purpose: To improve the effectiveness of the First Steps® ACP Facilitator Certification program through facilitation skills training.
A. Identify interview skills for facilitating First Steps advance care planning (ACP) conversations
B. Identify interview skills for facilitating First Steps ACP conversations with adults with chronic illness
C. Create strategies to communicate the plan, including the completion of an advance directive document
D. Examine the ACP Facilitator’s role in implementing three key systems for ACP effectiveness
E. Demonstrate beginning competency in facilitating First Steps ACP conversations through role-play activities
1) Completion of the First Steps ACP Facilitator Online Core Curriculum;
2) An attempt at an ACP conversation with a loved one or close friend, and
3) Completion of a “practice” advance directive document.
The online component includes interactive courses intended to help you learn basic ACP concepts and to come to the course prepared for a more robust classroom experience. Contact hours for the online prerequisite are available through Respecting Choices. Upon completion of the modules, you will be able to download a contact hour certificate.