Brown Bag Lecture - POLST

Brown Bag Lecture - POLST

Start Date: Mar 21, 12:00 PM

End Date: Mar 21, 1:00 PM

Walnut Community Room at Scott Zimbrick Memorial Fire Station #5
4950 NW Fair Oaks Dr Corvallis OR 97333

POLST: Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

How physicians and EMT’s interpret the orders

Free. Bring your lunch, Cookies and beverages provided

Presented by Helen Kao MD, Gabriel Ledger MD and Will Bauscher EMPA, EFO, LP

Do you have a POLST? Should you have one?

Do you wonder how emergency responders and physicians use the POLST?

Designed to improve the quality of care people receive at the end-of-life, the Oregon Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Program is based on effective communication of patient wishes, documentation of medical orders on a brightly colored form and promise by a health care professional to honor these wishes.

POLST is a medical order for people with serious illness or frailty. If you are someone with a serious illness you can complete a POLST Form with your health care professional to direct the kinds of treatment you want in a medical crisis. POLST orders give you more control over the treatments you do or do not want to receive in an emergency situation. The form works to guide treatment decisions if you later lose the ability to speak for yourself.

Fair Oaks Dr is off of Walnut Blvd., just south of Martin Luther King, Jr. Park.

Helen Kao MD is Medical Director of Clinical Innovations at Lumina Hospice & Palliative Care, and Professor of Geriatrics with University of California San Francisco.

Gabriel Ledger MD is an emergency physician, Medical Director of Community Outreach Incorporated, and the producer/director of the documentary short film, “The Rest of My Life: Stories of Trauma Survivors.”

Will Bauscher EMPA, EFO, LP is Division Chief of Emergency Medical Services with the Corvallis Fire Department.

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