POLST


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AcronymDefinition
POLSTPhysician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment
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POLST forms are a further step in the advance care planning process for seriously ill patients.
"National POLST: Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment Paradigm" b.
POLST orders declining other services (intravenous fluids, intensive care, intubation, feeding tubes) are carried out in most (84%-100%) cases.
POLST only stops the medical care under a doctor's supervision.
* The National POLST Paradigm has information about completing a POLST form (www.polst.org).
The original POST form should stay with the patient to cover various medical situations that might arise (National POLST, 2012).
These perspectives are then sometimes mapped, with poor reliability, onto the POLST paradigm designed for adults.
Underpinning this system is something called POLST, an acronym for "physician's orders for life sustaining treatment." If properly used, this facilitates a comprehensive discussion about the range of medical options available to everyone to sustain life or not.
Balch worked with Nebraska Right to Life, NRLC's state affiliate, to provide input on LB 490, Providers Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST), which was introduced this session by state Senator Dan Watermeier.
Your EOL wishes are best expressed through three legal documents: an Advance Directive (AD), The Five Wishes, and the Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST).
This is commonly called the "POLST Paradigm." In New Mexico a group of concerned professionals have created the NM Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment (NM MOST) to help healthcare providers discuss, document and honor the treatment choices of their patients.
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