Brain Death? - page 3

Hey all, Somehow the topic on what happens to our bodies after death came up today with a friend and myself. He said he saw somewhere that the brain continues to send signals even after... Read More

  1. by   RNIAM
    bestblondRN
    Can you please explain your aboce post? thank you.
  2. by   zumalong
    While it is true the heart will keep on beating after brain death--it can only do this sucessfully with O2. The resp system will not function when the brain is stopped (dead in its tracks so to speak)--the only why to maintain vital organs for donation is with ventilator support and med support to keep b/p up. No cell will survive without O2--so I don't see how any neurons can keep firing at all.

    As far as working with brain dead people remember one flew over the cockoo's nest: I'd rather a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy!!! :roll

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