End-of-life Care, Field-Death, and Death PronouncementFree Board Review Questions CME Quiz
Care given to people who are near the end of life and have stopped treatment to cure or control their disease. End-of-life care includes physical, emotional, social, and spiritual support for patients and their families. The goal of end-of-life care is to control pain and other symptoms so the patient can be as comfortable as possible. End-of-life care may include palliative care, supportive care, and hospice care.
With death imminent, topics such as advance directives, death pronouncement, and death notification come into practice.
This week's Med-Challenger's free CME quiz includes :end-of life, referral to the medical examiner, field-death pronouncement, death notification, and referral to hospice care
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Here's this week's sample End-of-Life Care board review question...
Emergency medical services (EMS) arrives at the home of an 89-year-old man with a history of coronary artery disease, hypertension, and diabetes mellitus who was found in cardiac arrest with unknown down time.
The patient does not have a written advance directive. Resuscitation efforts are performed for 35 minutes. The patient remains apneic and pulseless in asystole.
The decision is made to withdraw cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and pronounce death in the field.
Which statement is correct regarding field-death pronouncement and the withholding or withdrawing of resuscitative efforts?
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