She was given comfort measures only
, and died a few days later.
What's more, there are two kinds of VTE prophylaxis treatment, pharmacologic or mechanical; and look what the measure introduces about the timing, and over questions such as whether the patient is on a clinical trial relative to VTE, or whether the patient was admitted for comfort measures only
. Further, is the patient an obstetric patient?
Patients with terminal brain cancer who watched a brief video illustrating options for end-of-life care were significantly more likely to choose comfort measures only
than were participants who only heard a verbal description of treatment alternatives.
It states that the person, upon being declared terminally ill, wants to be provided with comfort measures only
, and no measures to prolong life.
She once cared for a dying patient who wanted comfort measures only
. The patient deteriorated with the physician en route minutes away to write the "Do not Resuscitate" order (this was before phone or fax orders were accepted).