Archive for November 16, 2015

POLST & DNR/DNI Orders in Minnesota

bwittenburg-newHealth Care Directives of Minnesotans nearing their end of life may be supplemented with a DNR/DNI or POLST order.

DNR/DNI stands for “Do Not Resuscitate – Do Not Intubate”. POLST stands for “Provider Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment”.

Both forms address whether or not cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is to be administered, but the POLST form also addresses other life-sustaining interventions. » Read more..