For Providers

Caring for patients at the end of life can be challenging. Treatments may offer little benefit, complications are common, patients and their families are distressed, confused and worried and providers may feel they haven’t much more to offer patients and their loved ones. It may be difficult for all.

But, things can be better. The Nevada POLST Program offers an alternative that promises to ease the stress and frustration of patients, families and providers. Below, please find information and resources that explain the Nevada POLST Program and provide resources to facilitate its effectiveness.

The Nevada POLST Form – to order POLST forms click here. Because the POLST is a medical order, it should not be given to patients to complete or for education purposes. For these purposes you may print a Sample POLST form.

Nevada POLST Program Resources

Start the Conversation – the following are several resources to help facilitate an advance care planning conversation:

EMS and POLST – Please click here for EMS specific information.