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ICU Management

Do Not Attempt CPR Decisions - Consistency Needed

2016 02 Aug

Patient preferences for “Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR)” decisions and how health services deal with them are the subject of a review published by the UK National Institute for Health Research.Prof. Gavin Perkins, professor of critical care medicine, University of Warwick,  and colleagues, set out to identify why conflict and... Read more

ICU Management

Study: Mismatch Between DNR Orders and Patient Prognosis

2015 22 Sep

Do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders are often established for patients whose prognosis is poor. Now new research published in JAMA finds that almost two-thirds of patients with the worst prognosis after in-hospital cardiac arrest did not have DNR orders.“Among patients with a low likelihood of favourable neurological survival after in-hospital cardiac arrest,... Read more

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