“Using Our Pink Friend (POLST) Appropriately: Please Help!” – GeriPal

NOTE: This article is about the Physician’s Order for Life Sustaining Treatment Form – commonly referred to as the P.O.L.S.T. form. In Pennyslvania, the same form is modified a bit to the Pennsylvania Order for Life Sustaining Treatment.

PAs POLST

POLST Paradigm Forms are different in each state — the order of the sections or the options within a section may be different — but they cover the same information.”

“The National POLST Paradigm Task Force (NPPTF) has just released their updated ‘Appropriate POLST Paradigm Form Use Policy,’ which can be accessed at http://bit.ly/2pJuRmt. So I’ll just start by disclosing that I am very fond of POLST (Physician Orders For Life Saving Treatment).”

Now on to the article at GeriPal: “Using Our Pink Friend (POLST) Appropriately: Please Help!”

 

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