JL208. Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment: Making the Most Out of the MOLSTs
Barbara A. Biedrzycki, PhD, CRNP, AOCNP, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD
There are several names given across the United States for the orders that direct end of care life. In some states, it is called Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (MOLST), in other states, Provider (or Physician) Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST). No matter the name the foundation is the same. The creation of these orders promote guidance on preferred end of life care. Regulations vary among the states regarding the logistics of obtaining these orders. This presentation will provide data on the similarities and diversities among orders for life sustaining treatments, as well as highlight the essential role of advanced practitioners in oncology in optimizing the discussion experience for the patient, and the order’s value to the health care system.
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