Advance directives in a pediatric emergency department.

Title

Advance directives in a pediatric emergency department.

Creator

Walsh-Kelly CM; Lang KR; Chevako J; Blank EL; Korom N; Kirk K; Gray A

Publisher

Pediatrics

Date

1999

Subject

Child; Humans; Program Evaluation; Hospitals; Wisconsin; Emergency Service; Pediatric; DNAR; Resuscitation Orders; Hospital; Advance Directives; Emergency Medical Services

Description

Parents of children with terminal illnesses are not always present when a life-threatening event occurs. For many of these children, an advance directive specifying alternate code orders has been written by the parent or legal guardian (hereafter the use of parent is to be interpreted as parent/legal guardian) and the patient's attending physician. Implementing a pediatric advanced directive presents significant problems for emergency personnel if the parent is not present to identify the existence of the directive and interpret the contents in the context of the current medical crisis.
1999

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

826-30

Issue

4

Volume

103

Citation

Walsh-Kelly CM; Lang KR; Chevako J; Blank EL; Korom N; Kirk K; Gray A, “Advance directives in a pediatric emergency department.,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed August 1, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11785.

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