Advance Care Planning and eMOST activations

What's going live?

New electronic processes to ensure that patients’ values are “Expressed, Heard, and Respected”, particularly regarding serious illness and end-of-life care, will be rolling out to several hospitals across Island Health.

The technology supporting this improvement to quality in patient care is: 

  • Cerner Advance Care Planning PowerForm
  • Electronic Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment (eMOST),

Benefits include:

  • Ensuring patients and clients have their wishes Expressed, Heard, and Respected.
  • Standardizing the process for documenting and reviewing our patients’ wishes and values of care. 
  •  Providing easy electronic access to MOST documentation.
  • Establishing a single source of truth for MOST in Island Health.

Do you have questions about the transition to electronic MOST or the Advance Care Planning PowerForm? Check out our FAQ page: 

Island Health locations going live November 2022

ACP and eMOST Training

Training for ACP and eMOST consists of two modules for both medical and clinical staff, though they follow different paths to completion of the training. All staff will complete the module, “Introduction to Advance Care Planning”. Clinical staff will then complete “Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment – Clinicians”, while medical staff complete “Placing electronic Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment (eMOST) Orders Using Provider View”. See below for links to the training.

  • North Island Hospitals
    • November 15: Campbell River Hospital (CRH)
    • November 16: Comox Valley Hospital (CVH)
  •  November 22: Port Hardy (PHH) and Port McNeil (PMH) hospitals
  • November 22: Lady Minto Hospital (LMH)

Who is this training for?

Training is strongly encouraged for:

  • all nurses
    • including new hires, students, agency staff
  • health care assistants
  • allied health staff

We hope to achieve at least a 60% completion rate by December 31 in recognition of capacity pressures at the sites.

Training is mandatory for:

  • medical leadership
  • clinical leaders
  • clinical nursing leaders
  • clinical nursing educators
  • frequent charge nurses
  • clinical coordinators
  • practice supports
We expect this group to achieve 100% completion of the training

Training Module for ALL STAFF

Training Module for Clinical Staff

See above for a list of clinical staff for whom this is mandatory training:

Training Module for Medical Staff

Training Videos for Medical Staff

Choose the training option that suits your needs.  NOTE: Click the title below the image to open the video.

Support for Advance Care Planning (ACP) and eMOST

Quick Resource Guides (QRGs)

Most of the QRG sheets for staff are available on the Advance Care Planning and MOST Intranet pages (sign-in required).

NEW: eMOST Nurse / NUA Quick Reference Guide

ACP and eMOST information Session

Information sessions for managers, CNLs, CNEs, practice supports, and clinical coordinators were held on October 20 and 21, including a demonstration of eMOST. 

Activation Calendars


For questions regarding the activation of Advance Care Planning and eMOST at your site, please contact the following people: