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Session 33 | Code Status and Resident Wishes: How to and When to

Session Summary

The challenge is always present with advance care planning and code status. Code blues and resuscitation efforts almost always fail because they either fail to save the life or fail to restore that life to a previous level. Yet, Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders send a message that life is devalued, not worth saving. "She wants to live, why wouldn't you resuscitate her?" Beyond the personal level are the regulations. How does your center respect residents' wishes for their code status and advance directives? This session will focus on both resident choices for code status and center support/enforcement of those wishes.