Do Not Resuscitate
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DNR tattoos: Are they legal and is EMS bound to comply?–
EMS practitioners should be aware of their state laws pertaining to DNRs and follow local protocols
Inside EMS Podcast: The difference between in-hospital and out-of-hospital DNR's–
Our co-hosts take on the topic of DNR's and advance directives after an unconscious man with a "Do Not Resuscitate" tattoo sparked dilemma at a hospital
Why reducing patient anxiety makes the provider’s job easier–
Prepare for awkward lifts with smart strategies and tools to boost patient confidence and avoid on-the-job injuries
Unconscious man with ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ tattoo sparks dilemma–
The patient had no identification or family with him and doctors originally chose to ignore the tattoo until speaking with an ethics consultant
Quick Clip: How EMS can provide support for grieving families–
Our co-hosts are joined by EMS1 columnist Dan Limmer, who shares his experience and opinions on DNR's
Remember 2 Things: How to improve cardiac arrest response–
Do you remember your first cardiac arrest call? Remember 2 Things host Steve Whitehead shares two tips for responding to a patient in cardiac arrest and to increase the likelihood of ROSC.
The first time I saw a patient exhale her last breath–
Two shifts into an EMS career is when paramedic and author Kevin Hazzard witnessed his first patient death
What Would You Do? Do not resuscitate order is not signed–
You respond to a nursing home for a patient in cardiac arrest. The patient's do not resuscitate order has not been signed. The staff haven't started CPR and don't want you to start compressions. Listen to Dr. David Tan and Steve Whitehead discuss and then share what you would do in the comments.
Rapping MD sings about difficult resuscitation decisions–
The decision to resuscitate or not to resuscitate patients, in or out of hospital, is agonizing for families and health care providers. ZDoggMD addresses the complexities and agonies in this powerful music video.
Read more about how a lack of training, confusing policy, and bystander conflict make halting or continuing resuscitation nearly impossible for medics to do what's right. And add your thoughts on the way forward in the comments.
On EMS runs, age-old questions defy answers–
Treating the elderly has its own special skill set, the ability to navigate a bizarre question-and-answer session tops the list
DNR order: Should we do what is best for our patients or for ourselves?–
This is the choice I made when a man was dying and the family couldn't find the do-not-resuscitate paperwork
Medics' decision to stop resuscitation of Minn. woman under investigation–
Six personnel from Maplewood FD are on leave after granting request of woman's husband and power of attorney to halt resuscitation
Research explores EMS providers' role in end-of-life calls–
Interviews with NY EMTs and paramedics provides new insights into the complex, yet largely unknown juncture of emergency care and end-of-life care
For Va. man DNR tattoo underscores end-of-life desires–
Since a Do Not Resuscitate tattoo is not revocable emergency responders are obligated to initiate resuscitation until a valid DNR is shown