Comfort One Program

Comfort One® is a program for people diagnosed with a terminal illness who do not wish to have life-saving measures, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) performed on them when their breathing and heartbeat stop.  It enables health care providers to easily identify these patients who have expressed these wishes.

A qualified patient is enrolled in the Comfort One® Program by his or her physician who fills out a Program enrollment form. The patient is given a copy of the form and a wallet card at the time of enrollment in the Program. Some patients choose to purchase an optional Comfort One® bracelet, which provides additional evidence of Program enrollment.

Under the statewide protocol, health care providers and EMS personnel can provide palliative care (moderating pain and discomfort, making it easier to bear) and emotional support, but CPR will not be started, and will be stopped if already in progress on patients who are confirmed to be enrolled in the Comfort One ®Program.

Plan Ahead with Alaska Comfort One®                     the standard DNR state-wide recognized program

Comfort One® is different from a Living Will and Advanced Directives.

Comfort One® is different from individualized do-not-resuscitate orders.

 

For Patients

 

For Health Care Providers

 

To order Registration Packets:
These packets may be ordered by healthcare PROVIDERS and facilities only.

Contact:
Chelsey Kelser
2503 18th Avenue
Fairbanks, AK 99709
or
Call:
 907.456.3978

Optional Comfort One® Bracelet Available

 

To Obtain a Bracelet

Your physician will give you a numbered Comfort One Bracelet Record postcard.

Simply bring in or mail the postcard, along with $30.00 to:

Interior Region EMS Council, Inc.
2503 18th Avenue
Fairbanks, AK 99709