no-CPR order


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no-CPR order

A formal, often written request by a patient with a terminal illness for emergency assistance with comfort care at the end of life, without cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Such orders include emergency and hospital care for dyspnea, pain, excessive secretions, or psychological discomfort.

no-CPR order

A formal, often written request by a patient with a terminal illness requesting emergency assistance with palliative care at the end of life but without cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Such orders include emergency and hospital care for dyspnea, pain, secretions, or psychological discomfort.
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