Promoting Excellence : ESRD: Advance directive for a Do Not Resuscitate Order in the Dialysis Unit

Name:
End-Stage Renal Disease: Advance directive for a Do Not Resuscitate Order in the Dialysis Unit

Definition:
This is a document used to record a patientís wish regarding treatment in the dialysis unit during a dialysis treatment.

Category:
Clinical Care Tools - Advanced Care Planning

Source:
The End-Stage Renal Disease Workgroup of
Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care
Alvin H. Moss, MD, Chair
[email protected]

Contact:
Alvin H. Moss, MD
Professor of Medicine & Director
Center for Health Ethics and Law
Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center
West Virginia University
P.O. Box 9022
Morgantown, WV 26506-9022
[email protected]

What this instrument is for:
Dialysis units may want to use this form to document in writing the patientís wish not to receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the event that cardiorespiratory arrest occurs in the dialysis unit during a dialysis treatment.

Keywords:
end stage renal disease

To use this tool:
You may print and copy this tool for your own use from this site. Please credit source.

References:
Developed specifically for this project by the workgroup.

To view this tool:
To view the tool in your browser left-click on the link below. To download to your computer right-click on the link and select "Save Target As."
pdf PDF 68 KB / 1 page

Posted August 1, 2003

End Stage Renal Disease Workgroup overview page


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