Flashcards in 6.10 Advance Directives Deck (10):
What is an advance directive?
A means for patient to indicate their choice for treatment.
When is an advance directive implemented?
When the patient
can't MAKE decisions
can't COMMUNICATE decisions
Can advance directives be verbal?
What forms can advance directives take?
Ambulance officers must comply with the requests in an advance directive provided that ..............? (3 criteria)
Advance directive applies to current situation
Advance directive evidence (preferably written)
Advance directive is clear
What does DNR mean with regards to advance directives?
Do Not Resusciatate
What does DNAR mean with regards to advance directives?
Do Not Attempt Resuscitation
Are DNR's, if in place, to be used in all life threatening situations?
No - take into account circumstances.
May well be appropriate only for cardiac arrests but not if choking.
Always clarify the order circumstances.
What does AND mean with regards to advance directives?
Allow Natural Death