The OPR business office will be moving to modified operations starting 3/23/2020
To keep our staff and the community safe, the OPR team is following OHSU and CDC guidelines on teleworking and social distancing. We will make every effort to minimize any interruption to our usual services:
- POLST forms will still be entered into the Registry as usual.
- POLST information will still be available to EMS and healthcare providers in an emergency through our emergency hotline.
- OPR business phone lines will remain open during our business hours but our on-site staff will be drastically reduced. If we are taking another call, please leave a voicemail and we will get back with you as soon as possible.
- Confirmation packets may take longer than usual during modified operations. Please allow a few extra weeks to receive your packet after your form has been submitted.
COVID-19 resources for healthcare
Communicating in a Crisis: Skills to Honor Previously Determined Preference for Medical Care
Practical communication techniques demonstrated for having conversations about goals of care with seriously ill patients (and their surrogates) who have pre-existing POLST orders to limit treatments. Watch the video.
Sharing POLST Policies and Innovations related to COVID-19