eNewsletter Archive

National POLST eNewsletters below highlight accomplishments, state and National POLST events, upcoming conferences and webinars, and specific national events. Click on any issue date to download, below. Want to receive the eNewsletter in your inbox? Subscribe now!

2018 April

  • National Healthcare Decisions Day WEEK is April 16-22, 2018
  • Webinar Series: Bringing Advance Care Planning Conversations to Your Congregation.
  • Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners: Surrogate experiences with POLST for patients with advanced dementia.
  • Forum Topic: Who can help translate POLST Forms?

2018 March

  • New National POLST Paradigm resource: POLST signature requirements per state.
  • Journal of Palliative Medicine: Cross-Cultural Adaptation of POLST to Brazil.
  • Forum Topic: Value of National POLST.
  • South Dakota newly Developing.

2018 February

  • The National POLST Paradigm releases the POLST Care Continuum Toolkit!
  • Arizona Geriatrics Society Journal issue dedicated to End of Life theme.
  • West Virginia examines POLST orders resulting from NPs vs. physicians.
  • Forum Topic: State Resolutions in support of POLST!

2018 January

  • A farewell to Hanna!
  • What we accomplished in 2017; What we’re looking forward to in 2018!
  • Karl Steinberg op-ed, “No DNR Tattoo for Me, Thanks.”
  • Webinar 1/25: Discussing Patient & Surrogate Preferences on MOLST Forms.
  • POLST orders resulted in goal-concordant care in 99% of cases in study.
  • Forum Topic: Did you know we have a Conferences category on the Forum?

2017 December

  • Rebuttal to proposed POLST replacement (MOELI) published in JAMDA.
  • Webinar: Insights into the West Virginia Registry
  • OPTIMISTIC study, which features POLST, recognized as highly successful.
  • “Are POLSTs the answer to the end-of-life care quality conundrums in cancer care?”
  • Forum Topic: POLST Education providing CME/CEUs

2017 November

  • National POLST Paradigm Research Committee, renamed, appoints new chair.
  • Webinar: Civil Money Penalty funds: a good potential source of POLST funding.
  • Research study: POLST most effective and helpful tool in nursing home care.
  • Colorado MOST study reveals high quality POLST use in heart failure patients.
  • Forum Topic: Good potential source of funding: Civil Money Penalty funds

2017 October

  • Pew issues brief about Faith Community role in end-of-life conversations.
  • Webinar: Integrating the Oregon POLST Registry with the Health Information Exchange.
  • Clinical Research Trial: Goals of Care Intervention for Advanced Dementia.
  • Forum Topic of the Month: Should POLST be used as a Code Status document?

2017 September

  • ACP billing code use exceeds expectations; Karl Steinberg quoted in news.
  • National POLST Paradigm Conflict of Interest Frequently Asked Questions published
  • Hawaii healthcare systems sees large increase in POLST usage
  • Forum Topic of the Month: Funding Opportunities for health care leadership, healthcare policy, health and aging, etc.

2017 August

  • National POLST Paradigm website continues to grow!
  • POLST and Code Status: One resolution
  • Use of POLST and Quality Metrics in Patients With Cancer
  • Forum Topic of the Month: Does CPR Require Choosing Full Treatment? Is a CPR-CMO order set appropriate?

2017 July

  • Health Affairs and AMA Journal of Ethics devoted July issues to Advanced Illness
  • New National POLST Technology web page!
  • The Quality of POLST Completion to Guide Treatment in Two States.