R ESUSCITATION OF R ESIDENTS WITH D O N OT R ESUSCITATE O RDERS IN L ONG-TERM C ARE F ACILITIES

@article{Becker2003REO,
  title={R ESUSCITATION OF R ESIDENTS WITH D O N OT R ESUSCITATE O RDERS IN L ONG-TERM C ARE F ACILITIES},
  author={Linda J. Becker and Kimberlee A Yeargin and Thomas D. Rea and Merrili Owens and Mickey S. Eisenberg},
  journal={Prehospital Emergency Care},
  year={2003},
  volume={7},
  pages={303 - 306}
}
Background. A considerable number of emergency medical services (EMS) responses for cardiac arrest occur in long-term care facilities. In some instances, these responses are for residents who have expressed wishes not to be resuscitated by signing a do not resuscitate (DNR) order. Objectives. To assess the magnitude of EMS use for cardiac arrest in long-term care facilities for residents with DNR orders and to determine reasons why EMS is called. Methods. A retrospective study was conducted… Expand
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