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ISMS Survey Results are Encouraging – but more POLST Education is needed

The POLST Illinois Committee wishes to thank you for your continued support of the Illinois Practitioner Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form and ongoing educational efforts around it.  Without the support of individuals and institutions around Illinois, our state POLST form would not have had the impact that it has. The first Illinois Department of…

IL-HPCO Partners with POLST Illinois to Promote Awareness, Education

POLST Illinois is partnering with the Illinois Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (IL-HPCO), combining efforts to strengthen awareness, education and advocacy related to advance care planning and the understanding and implementation of the Practitioner Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) throughout the state. “We are proud to be able to announce this partnership,” said Sarah Bealles,…

2016 National POLST Paradigm Conference – Chicago

 Hyatt Regency Chicago, Illinois Wednesday February 3rd, 2016  (beginning at 2:00pm) Thursday, February 4th (8:00am – 5:00pm) Friday February 5th  (8:00am – 3:00pm)   Registration for the 2016 National POLST Paradigm Conference is now open!  Register today to receive the Early Bird Rate of $300.  After January 1, 2016 the rate will increase to $350.  While you are not committed to attend the breakout…

POLST: Doing it Better – Video

POLST: Doing it Better is a new video that provides a clear overview of the National POLST Paradigm. Susan Tolle, MD (Chair, Oregon POLST Task Force) oversaw the creation of the video. This video is an educational tool for health care professionals that describes POLST, clarifies which individuals POLST should be offered to, emphasizes best…

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