MOLST Form Update: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the NYS DOH hasn't updated the MOLST form yet to include PAs. Pending this update to the MOLST form, PAs are still legally entitled to sign MOLST forms and should do so, by writing and signing their name and credentials.
As of June 2020, PAs in the state of New York have the ability to complete MOLST forms. To prepare all our PA constituents for this change, participants of this webinar session will:
- Critically examine the differences between standard medical care, advance directives and MOLST.
- Discuss how to develop an appropriate Serious Illness Palliative Care plan to support MOLST orders.
- Learn to utilize a standardized 8-step MOLST protocol to ensure accurate completion of the form.
Presented by: Nadya Dimitrov, DPM, PA-C, Assistant Director of the Post-Professional Masters Program Department of Physician Assistant Education, Stony Brook University
This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid for one year from 4/8/2020. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.*
*If you have a student membership, you are not eligible for CME. If you need to renew your membership, please call 917-679-4005.
About the Speaker:
Nadya Dimitrov, DPM, PA-C, is Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of PA Education at Stony Brook University. She is also Assistant Director of the PA Post-Professional masters program. She teaches and advises students in both this and the entry level PA programs. As a practicing clinician, she is a part-time attending and supervises podiatric residents at the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. She has been a full-time faculty member of the PA program for eight years, and has over forty years of combined clinical experience as a PA and podiatrist. Her research expertise and publications have been in both clinical (podiatric) and educational (academic) activities, and she has recently participated in research to address oral health issues both stateside and in rural Haiti. Her current scholarship is focused on palliative care education in the development of interprofessional graduate level courses to address the clinical and policy aspects of this medical specialty.
Dr. Dimitrov received her BA from University of Colorado in liberal arts and psychology, earned a BS as a Physician Associate from Stony Brook University, and a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from the NY College of Podiatric Medicine. She is chair of the Education committee of PAs in Hospice and Palliative Medicine in both the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM ).