HELP ENSURE YOUR PATIENTS’ WISHES ARE RESPECTED.
Health care professionals (clinicians) 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.
The POST form is a medical order form for patients with a serious illness or advanced frailty. The POST form is completed after a conversation with the patient (incapacitated patient’s medical power of attorney representative or surrogate decision-maker) regarding treatment preferences. The form should be submitted to the WV e-Directive Registry.
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 professionals after discussion with the patient or incapacitated patient’s medical power of attorney representative or surrogate decision-maker. The form should be submitted to the WV e-Directive Registry.
WV e-Directive Registry: Search for patients' Registry forms
The WV e-Directive Registry makes individuals' documents readily available electronically. Treating health care professionals can access Registry forms via the West Virginia Health Information Network's (WVHIN) online portal 24/7. For additional information, click here.