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 Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (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 physician must sign the form. With the patient’s permission, the form is submitted to the WV e-Directive Registry where it is available to treating health care providers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Download SAMPLE POST FORM (PDF)
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 physician after discussion with the patient or incapacitated patient’s medical power of attorney representative or surrogate decision-maker. Once completed, the physician must sign the form. With the patient’s permission the form is submitted to the WV e-Directive Registry.
Download SAMPLE DNR CARD (PDF)
Search for patients in the e-Directive Registry.
Authorized users can gain access to the Registry to search for documents by clicking this link. If you are not an authorized user, please complete the Release of Information Sheet below or contact us at 877-209-8086 for further assistance.