Characteristics Related to DNR Orders for Pediatric ICU Patients
Welch, Robyn Perlman
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing. 1996 May-Jun; 15(3): 142-149.
Although technology exists to sustain vital functions of almost any patient, not every pulse-less patient is a candidate for resuscitation. Criteria needs to be developed to guide health care professionals in identifying DNR situations and teaching families about DNR options. The first step is to identify characteristics that are related to current DNR selection, so prescriptive criteria can be developed to aid in DNR decisions in the future. This article presents a descriptive study of characteristics associated with DNR statistics for pediatric ICU patients.
Adolescents; Children; Communication; Comparative Studies; Death; Decision Making; DNR Orders; Futility; Guidelines; Health; Health Care; Infants; Life; Medical Records; Mortality; Newborns; Nurse's Role; Palliative Care; Parents; Patient Care; Patients; Pediatrics; Practice Guidelines; Prognosis; Records; Resuscitation; Resuscitation Orders; Risks and Benefits; Statistics; Technology; Time Factors; Treatment Outcome;
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