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Kelly Armstrong, PhD, Member, Executive Committee, Illinois POLST Taskforce

 

"IDPH Uniform DNR Advance Directive" by Julie Goldstein, MD, Chicago Medicine, October 2013

 

Dr. Armstrong serves on the executive committee for the Illinois POLST Taskforce. The taskforce is an interdisciplinary group of providers, ethicists, religious groups, lawyers, and other medical groups who worked together with IDPH to develop educational resources and make public policy recommendations regarding the POLST paradigm in Illinois.

On March 14, 2013 the Illinois Dept. of Public Health (IDPH) announced a newly updated Uniform Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) Advance Directive form that offers Illinoisans more advance directive health care treatment options and also meets national requirements to be considered a Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form.

A POLST form is a signed medical order reflecting the patient’s wishes that travels with the patient across settings of care that must be honored by all healthcare providers. In addition to indicating patients' CPR preferences, the form now allows patients to also indicate their treatment preferences on medical interventions and artificially administered nutrition. The form will be used across the full continuum of care, from EMS to acute hospitals and long-term care facilities. Previously-completed DNR forms remain valid.

Illinois Department of Public Health Uniform Do-Not-Resuscitate Advance Directive (IDPH DNR form) also known as Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)

All Providers PowerPoint presentation(click read-only at password prompt)
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All Providers Modifiable PowerPoint
 
EMS PowerPoint presentation(click read-only at password prompt)
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Long Term Care PowerPoint(click read-only at password prompt)
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POLST Illinois Guidance for Providers .pdf
 
 
Directiva Anticipada Uniforme: No Resucitar (Departamento de Salud Publica de Illinois)