IPOST Essentials, April 28, 2014

(2014) IPOST Essentials, April 28, 2014. Aging, Department of (Elder Affairs, Department of)

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Abstract

IPOST stands for: Iowa Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment. The IPOST is a standardized, clearly identifiable one page, salmon colored form. The IPOST allows an individual to communicate their treatment preferences for life-sustaining treatments. This is a communication tool that is complementary to an advance directive. An IPOST is appropriate for individuals who are frail and elderly, have a chronic, serious critical medical condition, or terminal illness. To date, the following counties have launched the IPOST program: Linn, Jones, Johnson, Muscatine, Scott, Dubuque, Polk, Blackhawk, Woodbury and Webster.

Item Type: Newsletter
Keywords: Ombudsman, nursing home, facility, elderly, frail, old, aging, directive, medical
Subjects: Health and medicine > Healthcare
Health and medicine > Healthcare > Nursing homes and assisted living facilities
Social issues and programs > Aging
ID Code: 22878
Deposited By: Pat Wyatt
Deposited On: 01 Nov 2016 12:36
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2016 12:36
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/22878