techkenyot.com
techkenyot.com February 23, 2018


Patient's 'DO NOT RESUSCITATE' tattoo leaves doctors with dilemma

04 December 2017, 10:07 | Silvia Roy

Patient's 'DO NOT RESUSCITATE' tattoo leaves doctors with dilemma

Татуювання стало причиною смерті пацієнта у США

The 70-year-old had "Do Not Resuscitate" on his chest - complete with an apparent signature and the word "not" underlined.

And other doctors agree that publishing your resuscitation preference via a simple tattoo is not the best idea compared to having a living will or healthcare directive readily available. Should they honor it?

"We were relieved to find his written DNR request, especially because a review of the literature identified a case report of a person whose DNR tattoo did not reflect his current wishes", the doctors added.

"Do not resuscitate" (DNR) is a legal order, which usually requires written paperwork, that prevents doctors from performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CRP) or providing advanced life support if a patient's heart stops beating.

Holt said the country might want to follow in the footsteps of OR, where an online registry allows people to record their wishes and allows emergency rooms to quickly find those requests. "Then the shock hits you again because you actually have to think about it".

The article said the man, who had a history of pulmonary disease, was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital in a deteriorating condition that turned deadly.

Chelsea and Real Madrid to agree a stunning swap deal
EDEN HAZARD trained with brother Kylian for the first time in Chelsea training on Monday, as Antonio Conte prepared his side for Tuesday's Atletico Madrid showdown.

He arrived with no identification, no family or friends and no way to tell doctors whether he wanted to live or die.

Instinctively, doctors wanted to ignore the tattoo, citing an oath all doctors take "invoking the principle of not choosing an irreversible path when faced with uncertainty", death being the most irreversible path you can take.

They gave him intravenous fluids, blood pressure medication, and antibiotics to give themselves more time to make the life-or-death decision.

The medical team used a breathing mask on the man, Holt said, but struggled the most with the decision to hook him up to a machine that would breathe for him.

Sometimes patients change their mind about what kind of treatment they're willing to endure in a health crisis, Holt told Reuters Health by phone.

The patient's medical team looked to a 2012 study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine for guidance.

Trump says he's got "nothing to hide" on Flynn
Trump has been joined by adviser Kellyanne Conway and treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin for a series of fundraisers on Saturday. He says the fact that no Democrats voted for the bill will "cost them very big" in the next election.

When his doctors asked why he had the tattoo, the patient replied that he "lost a bet playing poker", according to the paper.

Ethics consultants told the hospital that the tattoo was most likely a representation of the man's wishes and should be honored.

Doctors wrote a DNR request, after which the social work department obtained a copy of the patient's Florida Department of Health "out-of-hospital" DNR order.

The patient died the following morning.

"He seemed very serious about this", Holt said of the patient's tattoo.

Alan Dershowitz: No 'Obstruction of Justice' if Trump Just Using His Authority
Dershowitz further commented that presidents throughout the nation's history have exercised their constitutional powers on investigations, said Dershowitz.



Other News

Trending Now

Deutsche Bank Begins Coverage on McKesson (MCK)
TheStreet cut McKesson Corporation from a "b" rating to a "c+" rating in a research report on Friday, August 25th. The United Kingdom-based Aberdeen Asset Mgmt Public Ltd Uk has invested 0.15% in McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK).

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Holdings Lifted by Endurance Wealth Management Inc
After $0.57 actual EPS reported by DISH Network Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.02% EPS growth. Cortland Advisers Llc decreased its stake in Aon Plc (AON) by 3.81% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC.

Boise State takes on OR in the 2017 Las Vegas Bowl
When asked by reporters Sunday if he would be the Ducks' coach in the bowl game, Taggart said: "Why wouldn't I be?". Willie Taggart may have agreed to a contract extension at OR , but that does not mean he's staying sticking around.

Pontiac Silverdome still standing after implosion fails, officials investigating
It's easy to mock the failed demolition, but it's obvious that the answer is to call Hulk Hogan to finish the job. You can see explosives detonate in a ring around the dome, to no avail.

Monster Hunter World Beta Happening This Weekend, Here's What We'll Get
Capcom unexpectedly released Monster Hunter Stories on iOS and Android in Japan and it is now available for 1,900 yen. Completing each hunt will net rewards that will unlock in the full game once it's released in early 2018.

Bill O'Reilly, Fox News Sued for Defamation by Female Accuser
O'Reilly is the liar", states the lawsuit, which was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of NY . The complaint, filed in NY federal court, also addresses statements from Fox News this past April. "Knowing Ms.

The new Pogba? Man Utd confirm arrival of hot prospect Traore
The club confirmed on their official website that they have sealed the signature of Paris Saint-Germain teenager Aliou Traore . Traore has experience in both the Paris Saint-Germain youth system and training with the France Under-17 squad.

Meek Mill Denied Bail Request: 'He's a Danger to the Community'
The Pennsylvania Superior Court has rejected the rapper's bail petition, ordering Judge Genece Brinkley to make her own ruling. The Associated Press reported that Mill's probation officer and a prosecutor recommended that Mill not be jailed.

General Motors (GM) Shares Sold by American International Group Inc
The company has a market capitalization of $60,779.26, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.91, a PEG ratio of 0.74 and a beta of 1.54. The company was downgraded on Friday, August 4 by Nomura. (NASDAQ:ORLY) earned "Neutral" rating by Cleveland on Monday, April 3.

NASA fires up thrusters on its most distant spacecraft after 37 years
Yet Voyager 1 , NASA's furthest-travelled spacecraft , has just fired up a set of thrusters that haven't been used for 37 years. It uses small thrusters to guide itself a journey through space, firing them in tiny puffs which last milliseconds at a time.