Provider Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST)
Do Not Resuscitate (Allow Natural Death)
Limit Interventions and Treat Reversible Conditions
Trial of Intubation, 14 days (when condition is reversible)
Antibiotics and Nutrition/Hydration only when condition is reversible
Comfort Care when the condition is terminal
Terminal, isn’t that a train station?
I’ll be transferring from this life to the ensuing experience
All aboard, I’m not afraid to di - - - drive into what’s next!
NOTE: Plan for the worst-case scenario. Contact your lawyer or check online for your state’s POLST directive. You should add it to your Will documents. Give a copy to the executor of your estate and file with the local government, if appropriate.
Period. End of Discussion.
© 2013 Ima B. Musing