screw ethics............if your reffering to wasting blood?
i had a 17yo female gunshot victim secondary to being the cashier, of a store being robbed. the initial 4 liters of saline and 11 units of o-, were not enough. then the type and crossed stuff came down, and used ffp, about 30 units and much more saline through the level one infuser.
if thats your kid.....you want it all done.....
i then had an 11yo male with a liver lac, after being tagged out at second during the summer, he took a lot also. again you have too......
unless they are a dnr.......if they are needing it to keep them going, wouldn't witholding it be the same as not doing cpr, not defibrillating, not giving meds, on a full code patient?
remember.......we see it everyday, we can pretty much tell anybody the outcome.....although there are those rare occasions when the unexpected occurs.....we all hate to see the 97 yo with cancer, or chronically dehabilitated from a stoke having a code run on them. just accept the fact that if that is what the family or patient wants, thats what we have to do?
this was in no way to intended to offend anybody......hope i didn't!