Search Tag: do-not-resuscitate order

Executive Health Management

COVID-19 Spurs Advance Care Planning

2020 22 Oct

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted the public to become more aware of and interested in advance care planning, with a growing number of patients exerting efforts to have their wishes properly documented so that they would be respected, finds a new study (Funk et al. 2020).   You might also like: Critical Care at the End of Life: A Study... Read more

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... 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... Read more