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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
16 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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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

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What are the first aid steps for resuscitation?

What are the first aid steps for resuscitation?

CPR: Take a course in CPR from the red cross. Frist call 911. Then start caridac massage. Then secure an airways and provide oxygen if you can but caridac massage done properly is the most important. ...Read more

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How does cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr) work?

How does cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr) work?

CPR HOW IT WORKS: The main principal of CPR to to keep a persons vital organs to be oxygenated.This is not possible unless heart is pumping blood and lungs are able to get oxygen in the body.Hence the word cardio(heart)pulmonary(lung)resusccitation.So you pump the heart to push blood in vital organs and breathe through artificail means to oxygenate the blood. ...Read more

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Who invented cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr)? Firemen?

Who invented cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr)? Firemen?

WHO INVENTED CPR: No that is not the case CPR was first described by a french doctor in 1741, to give mouth to mouth resuscitation to dying victims.Since then we have come a long way and its evolution started in serious terms in earlu 1970s and it has had many changes over the years and many changes may take place in future.But it is not invented by firemen but by medical specialists. ...Read more

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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Where do I find new guidelines?

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Where do I find new guidelines?

AHA website: The american heart association updates the guidelines approximately every 5 years. The most recent guidelines were in 2010. Here is the website: http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/cprandecc/cpr_ucm_001118_subhomepage.Jsp. ...Read more

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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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These days what's the procedure for resuscitation of a baby at birth?

These days what's the procedure for resuscitation of a baby at birth?

See below: During a c-section or or birth the anesthesiologist would probably be the first responder in case of resuscitation. In a large hospital the neonatologists would be available to assist at this point. In the delivery room the first responder would be the OB doctor, with a call to the neonatologists if available. I hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cardiopulmonary resuscitation?

What is the definition or description of: cardiopulmonary resuscitation?

Chest compression : Broadly speaking, cardioplumonary resuscitation (cpr), is the act of compressing the heart in an effort to create blood flow. This is typically performed as "external" or "closed chest" cpr, as taught by the america heart association. When performed with assisted ventilation, it is possible to deliver enough oxygen to the heart for it to regain its ability to beat on its own. ...Read more

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I had recent major surgery and my medical records state that there was a full resuscitation? What exactly does that mean?

I had recent major surgery and my medical records state that there was a full resuscitation? What exactly does that mean?

Need more info: Were you told about any problems during the surgery? Resuscitation means that a problem was reversed or taken care of--this can mean simply that you were given IV fluids, or it can mean that you were revived after cardiac arrest. Can't be more precise without more detailed info. Are you doing OK now? What type of surgery did you have? Emergency or elective? ...Read more