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 http://health.utah.gov/hflcra/forms.php.

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


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