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POLST stands for Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment.

High quality and personalized end of life care continues to be a significant challenge in America. The current standard of care during an emergency is for emergency medical services (EMS) to attempt everything possible to attempt to save a life, however, not everyone wants every available treatment. Having a discussion with a physician, and completing a POLST form is one way to ensure that an individual's preferences are respected, recorded, and followed.

Downloads & Resources
POLST Form and Directions
POLST Fact Sheet
POLST: Arkansas Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (webinar)
POLST: Doing It Better (YouTube)
Understanding POLST (YouTube)

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