POLST New Documentation for Patients & Quality Care. Illinois’ s IDPH Uniform DNR Advance Directive. IDPH DNR … can also be called POLST now. Illinois is changing the current IDPH DNR to meet the national POLST standards used in other states
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New Documentation for Patients & Quality Care
Illinois’ s IDPH Uniform DNR Advance Directive
Focusing on patients as partners in their care.
Maintain and Maximize Health, Choices, and Independence
Complete a PoA. Think about wishes if faced with severe trauma and/or neurological injury.
Consider if, or how, goals of care would change if interventions resulted in bad outcomes or severe complications.
End-of-Life plans - establish a specific plan of care using POLST to guide emergency medical orders based on goals.
Document on Power of Attorney form
Document on POLST form
Code Status – applies when breathing AND pulse have stopped
Do Not Resuscitate does NOT mean Do Nothing
Yes! Do CPR
DNR: No CPR
*Requires documentation of a “qualifying condition” ONLY when requested by a Surrogate.
National POLST site – www.polst.org
Chicago End-of-Life Care Coalition – www.cecc.info/
Spiritual Care Ext. 2010
Gloria Reidinger, Director of Healthcare Ethics @ x7970
Kathy Ferket, Executive Director Patient Care Support @ x7943
Claudette Johnson, Manager of Nursing Support @ x4241
This presentation for the POLST Illinois Taskforce has been made possible by in-kind and other resources provided by POLST Illinois