Professionals in Aging
Pennsylvania Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)
The goal of the POLST paradigm is to effectively communicate the wishes of seriously ill patients to have or to limit medical treatment as they move from one care setting to another.POLST in Action in Pennsylvania
The following video below provides an overview of the Pennsylvania POLST program and describes the POLST form in detail.
The Advance Care Planning Continuum: From Advance Directives to POLST
Webinar Presented by Dr. Alex Nesbitt, Susquehanna Hospice and Palliative Care, April 10, 2013
The Pennsylvania Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Form
The POLST FORM and brief information on its development and use in Pennsylvania is accessible at the following links. Users are asked to print copies of the form on pulsar pink card stock (65#). The POLST Wallet Card should be printed on both sides of page. Pulsar pink stock is recommended.
Inquiries on POLST can be directed to PAPOLST@verizon.net