appropriate period of observation

appropriate period of observation

A term of art referring to the minimum time that must pass between performing the first examination to determine whether brain death has occurred in a decedent and performing the second corroborative examination.
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appropriate period of observation

End of life The minimum time which must pass between performing the 1st examination to determine whether brain death has occurred and a 2nd corroborative examination. See Attending physician, Brain death, Corroborating physician.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Irreversibility is determined by the persistent cessation of function after an appropriate period of observation following the withdrawal of futile life support.

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