HELP ENSURE YOUR PATIENTS’ WISHES ARE RESPECTED.
Physicians improve end-of-life care the most by talking with patients with serious illness and their families early in the treatment about the patient's goals for care. Completing advance directives and/or medical orders (POST and DNR) is always voluntary. These forms can be very beneficial in documenting patients' end of life care wishes, and the e-Directive Registry helps ensure these forms translate into patient care.
Using the POST Form
The POST form is a medical order form for patients with a serious illness. The POST form is completed after discussion with the patient or incapacitated patient’s medical power of attorney representative or surrogate decision-maker regarding treatment preferences. Once completed, in order to be valid, the provider must sign the form. With the patient’s permission, the form should be submitted to the WV e-Directive Registry where it is available to treating health care providers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Using the DNR card
The WV Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) card is a medical order that protects the rights of persons who do not want to have CPR in the event of cardiac or respiratory arrest. The DNR card is completed by a health care provider after discussion with the patient or incapacitated patient’s medical power of attorney representative or surrogate decision-maker. Once completed, the provider must sign the form. With the patient’s permission, the form should be submitted to the WV e-Directive Registry.
Search for patients in the e-Directive Registry.
Authorized users can gain access to the Registry to search for documents by clicking this link. Contact WVHIN at firstname.lastname@example.org to become an authorized user of WVHIN to search for Registry forms 24/7.
If you are not an authorized user of WVHIN, please complete the Release of Information Sheet below or contact us at 877-209-8086 for further assistance.