Implementation Resources

Program Implementation

There are a number of steps and things to consider when establishing POLST as a practice.

Clinic or organization

At the clinic or organization level, we have toolkits you may wish to review. These are free of charge!

  • POLST leaders in many clinical areas of experience across the country worked together to produce our National POLST Care Continuum toolkit.
  • Research and Quality Assurance experts produced the National POLST Quality Indicator Toolkits, which are descriptions of what you can do to ensure POLST is being done well where you are.

State or regional POLST Program

National POLST leaders volunteer their efforts in defining, refining, promoting and producing education regarding POLST. There is a committee called the Program Assistance Committee that aids programs in various stages of development, including just getting started. Get in touch by emailing [email][/email].