Guidelines for the Appropriate Use of Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders
CODE OF MEDICAL ETHICS: REPORTS OF THE COUNCIL ON ETHICAL AND JUDICIAL AFFAIRS OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION 1991 January; 2(1): 35-44
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Unknown creator (American Medical Association. Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, 1991-04-10)Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is routinely performed on hospitalized patients who suffer cardiac or respiratory arrest. Consent to administer CPR is presumed since the patient is incapable at the moment of arrest ...