Treatment intensity is documented in the patient's file as a code status
(eg, full code means highest intensity care).
" indicates if you want cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if your heart or breathing stops.
Based solely on these documents, physicians reached a consensus (95% agreement) on code status
and resuscitation decisions in only two out of nine clinical scenarios.
Issues discussed include: modality choice, body access, transplant status, advanced directives including code status
. In supporting the shared decision-making process, if further information is requested by the patient/caregiver regarding independent therapies or body access, the NSC will provide a tour of the home dialysis area and/or make appropriate referrals as required, for example, to the interdisciplinary team members.
Our study also examined whether code status
affects the early management of critically ill septic patients.
RNs, in general, are not provided with enough formal training on ADs and are not required to assist patients in completing documents related to code status
and end of life choice.
Tax Code status
under which charity-like groups are afforded favourable tax treatment and gain the right to issue tax receipts to their donors.
The day's events included research about childhood obesity, diabetes, texting and driving, urban and rural differences in prenatal exposure to toxic elements, improving bone health and minimizing fracture risk in rural West Virginians as well as rural perceptions of end-of-life care and code status
We can also build content into Dragon that can facilitate and streamline or work as well; if I have a code status
discussion, such an advance directive or end-of-life direction discussion, with a patient.
One exemplar from the data was provided by the researchers to illustrate an end-of-life situation in which conflict was evident over a patient's code status
. Other situations that resulted in moral distress involved disclosure/nondisclosure of information (n = 4), respect for the patient (n = 3), safety of the patient and nurse (n = 2), and work ethic (n = 1).
The eruption has been already assigned a Red Code status
as the volcano is throwing clouds of ash to the height of 3,000 meters with the potential for ash explosions up to 10 km.