I heard an interesting story today.
Facility is a SNF, Pt codes, family at bedside, after a few minutes of the code the son, Med POA, requested to stop the code. The person running the code a LPN refused to stop citing a rule that once the code starts it cannot stop until medics arrive. Unit manager, RN, starts screaming at the LPN to stop the code in between the son's pleas to stop. Medics arrive, take over the code and immediately stop.
If the POA requests an ongoing code to stop can it be stopped without the medics or a MD present?