Journal article

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and endotracheal intubation decisions for adults with advance care directive and resuscitation plans in the C emergency department

Abdi D Osman, Muhammad Aziz Rahman, Louisa Lam, Chien-Che Lin, Michael Yeoh, Simon Judkins, Neely Pratten, Juli Moran, Daryl Jones

AUSTRALASIAN EMERGENCY CARE | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Emergency departments routinely offer cardiopulmonary resuscitation and endotracheal intubation to patients in resuscitative states. With increasing longevity and prevalence of chronic conditions in Australia, there has been growing need to uptake and implement advance care directives and resuscitation plans. This study investigates the frequency of the presence of advance care directives and resuscitation plans and its utilisation in cardiopulmonary and endotracheal intubation decision making. METHODS: Retrospective audit of electronic patients' medical records aged ≥65 years presenting over a 3-month period. Data collected included demographics, triage categories, advance care ..

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