What nurses need to know if they decide not to attempt CPR
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What nurses need to know if they decide not to attempt CPR

If healthcare professionals think a resuscitation attempt is inappropriate, they must be ready to defend this decision if no DNACPR order is in place

Nurses need to be able to defend themselves if they decide not to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on a patient in cases where there is no ‘do not attempt CPR’ (DNACPR) order in place, experts say. Clear documentation of actions taken will be needed in case they face disciplinary or fitness to practise (FtP) proceedings.

Nursing Older People. 32, 2, 8-9. doi: 10.7748/nop.32.2.8.s8

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