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Dr. Donald Alves
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Resuscitation Orders (Overview)

Resuscitation orders are written directions a patient may have, which explain their preferences regarding the use of CPR and life support in the event that their heart stops or they stop breathing. Resuscitation orders may be signed by family members or a representative designated by the patient in the event that the patient is unconscious or unable to speak for him or herself.


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Is there any difference between "do not resuscitate" and "do not attempt resuscitation" orders?

Is there any difference between "do not resuscitate" and "do not attempt resuscitation" orders?

NO: "do not resusitate" and "do not attempt resusitation" orders would be received by medical professionals that the patient would not want to be resusitated in the event of a cardiopulmonary arrest/event. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Alves
15 doctors shared insights

Resuscitation Orders (Overview)

Resuscitation orders are written directions a patient may have, which explain their preferences regarding the use of CPR and life support in the event that their heart stops or they stop breathing. Resuscitation orders may be signed by family members or a representative designated by the patient in the event that the patient is unconscious or unable to speak for him or herself.


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What's the name of the face down resuscitation method for drowning?

What's the name of the face down resuscitation method for drowning?

Over the barrel : It is not used for many years. It was thought to help to remove water from the lungs but mostly it did regurgitation of gastric juices and possible aspiration of it. ...Read more

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When it comes to resuscitation efforts can I choose what I want done?

You Can and Should: You own your body and the right to make decisions for your own care. It's of utmost importance that you think ahead about what types of medical interventions you would or would not want should you become terminally ill or chronically infirmed. These wishes should be documented in an advance directive and shared with your family and physician. Click here for your state ad http://tinyurl.Com/44oywho. ...Read more

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What is resuscitation in a hospital?

What is resuscitation in a hospital?

CPR: Resuscitation is defined as any medical intervention to sustain life, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for cardiac arrest. However, resuscitation is not limited solely to CPR. Patients who require resuscitation in the hospital are usually critically-ill requiring life support in the setting of an intensive care unit (ICU). ...Read more

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What is cardiopulmonary resuscitation?

What is cardiopulmonary resuscitation?

Push hard push fast: CPR is simple- by pushing hard (compressing the chest) and fast (100 times a minute) any patient whose heart has stopped doing its job (beating effectively) can be supported until medical care arrives. No breaths. Not difficult. Save a life. ...Read more

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What requires cardiopulmonary resuscitation ?

What requires cardiopulmonary resuscitation ?

Arrest: CPR is initiated basically when the heart stops working and or the patient stops breathing. It's a bit of an oversimplification but that's the premise. ...Read more

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What's the defintion cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr)?

What's the defintion cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr)?

CPR: CPR means cardiopulomnary resuscitation. When an individual suffers a cardiac arrest, blood circulation stops and organs suffer and the individual can die. By instituting CPR as quickly as possible a life can be saved. Simply put, it is an emergency procedure where by performing external compression of the chest over the heart, blood flow is temporarily restored to vital organs. ...Read more

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How is a central line used in emergency resuscitation?

How is a central line used in emergency resuscitation?

Central lines: During an emergency resuscitation, it is necessary to rapidly administer fluids as well as medications intravenously. This is easier to do via the larger caliber "central" veins rather than the peripheral veins. Therefore, a central line is often quickly established in the subclavian vein, internal jugular vein, or femoral vein. These can also be useful for drawing venous blood for urgent labwork. ...Read more

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What are the 3 time when it would be acceptable to cease the resuscitation of casualty?

Safety/authority/DNR: When dictated by proper authority. When a valid dnr is brought forward. When it is not safe to continue or the rescuer can no longer perform. Is this a test question? Please do not use my answer for your grade! ...Read more