St. Mark's Hospital - November 01, 2017

Dr. Camille Collette, family medicine residency preceptor, presented a project in which she is engaging, as part of her master of public health program, with the purpose of making patient end-of-life preferences more available to hospital clinical staff and to emergency medical services personnel. Her hopes are to create one click access to POLST information in Epic.

A POLST form is a physician order, executable by our emergency medical services. A living will (advanced directive) provides direction to health care professionals, but is not a physician order. The POLST form is intended to be reviewed annually.

The POLST form for Utah can be found at

Dr. Collette is working to provide education to house staff and interested medical staff.

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