The Indiana POST Program is a new advance care planning tool that helps ensure treatment preferences are honored. It is designed for patients with serious illness. Preferences for life sustaining treatments including resuscitation, medical interventions (e.g., comfort care, hospitalization, intubation, mechanical ventilation), antibiotics, and artificial nutrition are documented as medical orders on the POST form. It must be reviewed and signed by a physician to be activated. This form transfers throughout the health care system and the orders are valid in all settings.
Watch Lecture: The New Indiana POST Program: Improving the Care of Seriously Ill Patients
Video is approximately 60 minutes long. Video link is provided with the permission of the IU Health Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics.