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If a patients stops Breathing, you should immediately call for help, stay with the patient, and start CPR



A. True
B. False

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Asked by Urgenthc, Last updated: Dec 05, 2017

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John Adney

John Adney

Answered on Apr 24, 2017

I feel this question should be re worded. A caregiver should never immediately begin CPR on a PT without first knowing if they have a DNR in place. This is a very important topic that should be discussed with new Caregivers. I would not want to be held liable for going against a patients wishes in such an important matter.

​Crystal Nolan
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John Adney

John Adney

Answered on Apr 24, 2017

I feel this question should be re worded. A caregiver should never immediately begin CPR on a PT without first knowing if they have a DNR in place. This is a very important topic that should be discussed with new Caregivers. I would not want to be held liable for going against a patients wishes in such an important matter.

​Crystal Nolan
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John Adney

John Adney

Answered on Apr 24, 2017

I don't feel that this is true AT ALL. Why? well first you should never start CPR on a patient without first knowing if they have a DNR in place. If a caregiver were immediately begin CPR on a pt who has a DNR in place, that is going against what the pt is wanting. The facility, or homecare agency could wind up in some serious trouble if this were to be given.

Crystal Nolan
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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Apr 24, 2017

True
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