Organ Donation/Recovery

Nurses General Nursing


Do you believe that Brain Death is death and that it is irreversable?

J. B.

199 Posts

Does anyone know what Brain Death is and how it is determined and diagnosed?

gwenith, BSN, RN

3,755 Posts

Specializes in ICU.

John Brain death is irreversible - and death is inevitable. In the early days of ventilation before brain death was organised into a diagnosis some brain dead patients were kept alive on the ventilator - they either arrested within 3 weeks of brain death occuring or they suffered multiple organ failure and and gradual ceasation of viability. Does this answer your question??

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