The report states that the resident who was revived by giving medical treatments had a MOLST form that dated back to Aug.
An inspection that took place following the incident clearly states that five nurses performed CPR on a patient without checking the MOLST form.
I also ask the student playing the role of attorney to educate the client on the existence and purposes of the MOLST
so that the client can discuss the possibility of completing a MOLST
with their physician.
MOLST changed the scope of practice for EMS responders across New York State by making permissible orders for DNR to be honored in nonhospital settings.
On January 21, 2011, the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) approved the use of the DOH-5003 MOLST form for individuals in the OPWDD system in all clinical settings, including the community setting.
(9.) Each document form for MOLST
or POLST is state-specific; clinicians should check the requirements in their jurisdiction.
(154) EXCELLUS BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD, MOLST
: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS) 2 (April 2012), http://www.compassionandsupport.Org/pdfs/professionals/molst/MOLST_FAQs.April_2012_.p df.
Although there is disagreement over whether advance directives, including the newer POLST and MOLST forms, are good for patients, the reality is that there is an increasing risk that health care providers will simply ignore patient instructions with regard to life-sustaining treatment.
27, 2012, http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2012/02/27/prsb0227.htm; Patricia Bomba, Landmark Legislation in New York Affirms Benefits of a Two-Step Approach to Advance Care Planning Including MOLST. A Model of Shared, Informed Medical Decision-Making and Honoring Patient Preferences for Care at the End of Life, 17 WIDENER L.
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DNR, artificial nutrition and hydration, or intubation on a MOLST (Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) provides the clinical team with guidelines for care and empowers the resident to make decisions or initiate discussions with loved ones.
A review of the wishes outlined on the MOLST form occurs quarterly in our facility, more often if desired by a resident or medical decision maker, or if a significant change in a resident's condition occurs.