Hi everyone. Sorry to bother you. So I work home health, and was recently told that my client has a DNR status. As an uncertified caregiver, what does this mean to me? I was told "you don't call 911 unless it is an acute care situation" and that I should instead call client's family and then my boss, but I would like clarifications:
- So if I suspect a heart attack, do I call 911?
- If client is breathing very heavy do I call 911?
- If client is sweating profusely but is cold/clammy?
Basically, under what circumstances legally do I have to call 911? Like, if the client has a fall and breaks a bone or something then obviousely I would call but in not so obvious situations....?
Sorry to bother you all, i'm just confused and would like clarifications.........talking with a friend of mine has gotten me confused