Date of Award
Dianne Conrad DNP, FNP-BC, FNAP
Mary Jo Richard MSN, ANP-C
Rebecca Davis PhD, RN
Background: Advance directives are well intentioned, but fail to promote patient autonomy in emergent situations.
Objective: To develop a sustainable portable medical order program consistent with national standards through an evidence-based toolkit.
Methods: A literature review and policy analysis were conducted to develop toolkit. Interviews were conducted with content experts to validate toolkit.
Results: The final toolkit consisted of five components: educational materials for healthcare providers, a policy brief, strategies for fund development, strategies for quality monitoring, and a cost savings exemplar.
Conclusions: An evidence-based toolkit tailored to state-specific barriers is critical to development of a portable medical order program.
Owens, Megan, "Michigan Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment: Development of a Nationally Recognized Program" (2021). Doctoral Projects. 145.
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