The decision not to attempt CPR can have consequences for nurses
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The decision not to attempt CPR can have consequences for nurses

Lisa Berry @RCNi_Lisa Editor, Nursing Older People

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

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