Help me here with what you think the differences are. I know, but I don't think the hospital where my step dad was (he expired) knew. I'm in the process of going through is his medical records and this makes no sense.
Second, if a person is an alcoholic, do you put them on a protocol for possible withdrawal? I know our hospital does. This man drank about a half case of beer a day, even though he told them only six beers. My mother repeatedly told them it was more. The man seized 3 days later and aspirated vomitus. He never recovered. His admitting diagnosis was hyponatremia (122) and pylonephritis.
Anyway, the discharge notes said he was comfort care, even though he wasn't. My mom made him a no code, but NOT comfort care. Even his MARS said "NO VS, pt comfort care". They were to put a peg in him the next day. Now why would a MAR say comfort care, no vitals, but yet say NPO for peg placement? Am I missing something or were they complete idiots?