Do Not Resuscitate: What You Need to Know

The general public may not always understand or may be confused about Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders and their ramifications. The first and most important thing to know and understand is that a DNR is a legal medical order that must be signed by … Continued

New Medical “CARE” and You

A New Type of Advance Directive Most of you remember the original “Living Will” that people were to sign stating their desired medical treatment and care. Very simple but potentially deadly. Now there is a new form Physician Orders for … Continued

What is POLST?

By Betty Odello RN, MN, President of Scholl, Professor at Pierce College Have you heard of the POLST document? If not, you will soon. It is fast becoming a very common document concerning end of life directives that many people are … Continued