Comfort One 4/19/2010
What is Comfort One?
Comfort One is also called the ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ Program. A terminally ill person enrolled in Comfort One can limit treatment provided to them when not in a hospital during a medical emergency. By displaying a Comfort One bracelet or necklace, or a signed Comfort One form, they will be given only support care during an emergency. A Comfort One order only applies to Emergency Medical Service (EMS) personnel working with a licensed agency that provides care to out-of-hospital, terminally ill patients.
If you are a terminally ill patient who would like to limit advanced emergency medical treatment by EMS personnel, we encourage you to discuss your options with your physician. Your physician can help you to complete the necessary enrollment forms for Comfort One. Enrollment forms can also be filled out with a hospital Advanced Care Coordinator, a hospice organization, a home health agency, or at an Area Agency on Aging office.
Am I already enrolled in the Comfort One program? What if I want to cancel it?
If you would like to check your enrollment status or cancel your enrollment in the Comfort One program, contact the Idaho EMS Bureau at:
The State of Idaho EMS Bureau
P.O. Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0036,
Phone - 1-208-334-4000
If you are receiving advanced care at a hospital, hospice, or from a home health agency, speak with your care provider as well.
If you are considering the Comfort One program, you may also want to check into doing a Living Will and a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care. For more information about Living Wills and the Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, click here.