The decision not to attempt CPR can have consequences for nurses
This month’s analysis on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (page 8) reminds me of the adage ‘if it isn’t documented, it didn’t happen’. Where a person does not have a ‘do not attempt CPR’ (DNACPR) order in place, joint guidance by the British Medical Association, the Resuscitation Council (UK) and the RCN emphasises a presumption in favour of attempting CPR.
Nursing Older People. 32, 2, 5-5. doi: 10.7748/nop.32.2.5.s1