Provider Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) is a form that gives seriously ill patients more control over their end-of-life care, including medical treatment, extraordinary measures (such as a ventilator or feeding tube) and CPR.
The purpose of a POLST order is to ensure that medical care provided in the emergency department and out-of-hospital settings is consistent with the patient’s desires. A Wyoming POLST order with Do Not Resuscitate selected directs emergency medical technicians, first responders and emergency health care facilities personnel not to attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the person for whom the order is issued if that person suffers cardiac or respiratory arrest.
The Wyoming Department of Health’s recommended source for POLST bracelets is Sticky J Medical. The Wyoming surgical stainless steel POLST bracelet is available for $27.90 by mail order from StickyJ Medical ID, the authorized provider for Wyoming. An order form can be downloaded from here or can be ordered online at https://www.stickyj.com/category/dnr-jewelry-bracelets, the StickyJ Medical ID website.