POLST Training Tools

A demonstration of the POLST conversation between a physician and patient to learn how physicians elicit detailed answers from patients about their end-of-life treatment choices for recording on the POLST form. This conversation is the key to making the POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatments) program work for patients and their healthcare providers.  Developed by Coalition for Compassionate Care of California.

Video of a POLST Conversation

The True/False POLST training test is helpful to give attendees to identify if any items need to be re-addressed after the presentation has been completed.  It helps to confirms that the information has been captured accurately.

POLST Training – True/False Test

The vignettes are helpful for training attendees to incorporate POLST into real life scenarios, and to ensure understanding of the materials.

POLST Vignettes

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