Hospice Patient With An AICD

  1. I work in Hospice and Palliative Care and one of my coworkers mentioned one of her patients has an AICD. I don't know if anyone approached him about getting it turned off since he's on Hospice but doesn't it have to be turned off after his death?
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    About Sue Damonas, BSN, RN

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  3. by   burn out
    In the hospital when the patient is a DNR we do not turn them off until after they pass away.