Advanced Healthcare Directive

Advanced Healthcare Directive

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Faculty: Donna L Atherton RN, MSN, NP and Carol Pierini MA

Successful Completion: Complete entire module, complete the exam with a passing score of 80% or better, and complete the evaluation form.

Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 60 minutes.

CEUs: HIPAA Exams is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program. CEU Information


Broaden your understanding of advance directives and your responsibility to become familiar with a patient’s advance directives.

Course includes a video and audio component with stand-alone exam

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Learning Objectives

  • Explain the definition of advance directives and what they include.
  • Review your responsibility to be familiar with a patient’s advance directives.
  • Determine the detailed policies on advance directive.
  • Describe how a patient is aware of his or her rights, and decisions patients have the right to make.

Table of Contents

Advanced Health Care Directives

Table of Contents:

  • Advanced Health Care Directives
  • Legal Notice
  • Purpose and Learning Objectives
  • Healthcare Advanced Directives
  • Definition of Advanced Directives
  • Types of Health Care Advanced Directives
  • Patient Self-Determination Act
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) and Joint Commission (TJC) Regulatory Requirements for Health Care Providers
  • Additional Requirements for Health Care Providers
  • End of Course Quiz

Course Content Example 1:

Definition of Advanced Directives

The Joint Commissions defines Advanced Directives as:

"A document or documentation allowing a person to give directions about future health care or to designate another person(s) to make health care decisions if the individual loses decision making capacity."

Course Content Example 2:

Types of Health Care Advanced Directives


Health Care Advanced Directives may include any of the following:

  • Living Wills
  • Durable Powers of Attorney
  • Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR)
  • Right-to-die documents
  • Similar documents listed in the Patient Self-Determination Act (PSDA) that expresses a person’s preferences

Course Content Example 3:

CMS and JC Regulatory Requirements for Health Care Providers

Health care providers (hospitals, critical access hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, nursing facilities, home health agencies, providers of home health care, hospices) are required to:

  • Make themselves familiar with a patient’s advance directives
  • Have detailed policies on advanced directives that fall in line with state and federal laws and regulations.
  • The hospital’s declaration that it will comply with advanced directives
  • Statement that it will honor advanced directives in the outpatient setting


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