I Work in LTC and a Full code Resident died. The doc was in the room and would not allow the nurse to perform CPR. What is the unwritten or written protocol? Was the nurse still responsible to perform CPR? Was the doc wrong for not allowing? Thanks so much
We need more to details......
What was the patient doing ?
Who found them?
Was someone a witness ?
Why was the Dr in the room?
How long had the patient been unresponsive?
A full code does not mean they will always live, but we definitely will try to keep them breathing and heart pumping and call 911.
I wonder if the Doc pronounced them because he knew something we don't know?
As far as I know...a full code status or DNR status is up to the patient and/or POAs, not at the discretion of a Doc to change when they see fit.
Last edit by HappyWife77 on Mar 10, '14