i just got hired as 11-7 charge nurse in a ltc facility. as the don was giving me a tour of the building during my interview, she said that if a patient is a full code and codes, and we start cpr and get hold of the doctor and they don't respond to any meds, that i have the authority to stop the code. i need to ask her about this, i know, but right now i am questioning it. i thought, if someone is a code, even if you come upon them stiff and cold you code them. i don't think i would feel comfortable stopping a code. i think i would code them and call the ambulance and let them get to er where there is a doctor and let him make the decision. does this sound hinky to you all?