Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Criteria for Not Starting CPR

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All patient in cardiac arrest received resuscitation unless

*The patient has a valid Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (DNAR)order
* The patient has a signs of irreversible death: rigor mortis, decapitation, or dependent lividity .

When to STOP CPR

S - spontaneous signs of Circulation
T - turn over to professional provider
O - operator is exhausted
P - Physician assumes responsibility

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