A patient arrives in the ER with a “thumper” piston-driven device providing CPR to an 82 year old client who was found unresponsive on the floor at home-possibly from a sudden ventricular Cardiac event. The ER just received a DNR from a prior hospitalization for a UTI. The family is insisting the patient wants everything done. How do you think the staff should proceed?
Analyzes the legal and ethical consequences of not addressing
Describes a patient safety issue and compare currently used organizational processes for handling this issue with concepts, principles, and practices that contribute to quality improvement