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What is a code status? : QEII

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hants Community Hospital. Acute Care. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
1532
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"Code Status" are the words used by hospital staff to describe the procedures that can be performed on a patient if the heart stops or the lungs fail. This pamphlet explains all three code statuses: full code, no code/do not resuscitate, and comfort care/allow natural death. This pamphlet is for use by patients at the QEII, adapted from a pamphlet created by Hants Community Hospital.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hants Community Hospital. Acute Care
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Advance Directives
Resuscitation Orders
Subjects (LCSH)
Advance directives (Medical care)
Specialty
Geriatrics
Abstract
"Code Status" are the words used by hospital staff to describe the procedures that can be performed on a patient if the heart stops or the lungs fail. This pamphlet explains all three code statuses: full code, no code/do not resuscitate, and comfort care/allow natural death. This pamphlet is for use by patients at the QEII, adapted from a pamphlet created by Hants Community Hospital.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Acute Care, Hants Community Hospital; adapted for use by the QEII
Pamphlet Number
1532
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End-of-Life Care in Cardiovascular Disease

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Sarah J. Goodlin, Michael W. Rich, editors. --London: Springer , c2015.
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Cardiovascular (CV) disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. While death rates from many acute CV illnesses have declined in developing countries, a substantial proportion of individuals with CV disease ultimately die from CV causes. As the population ages, the global burden of CV disease will continue to rise. Until recently, the focus of clinicians has been on saving lives and deferring death. Over the past decade there has been growing recognition of the importance of palliative care…
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Other Authors
Goodlin, Sarah J
Rich, Michael W
Responsibility
Sarah J. Goodlin, Michael W. Rich, editors
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 240 p. : 16 illus., 8 illus. in color)
ISBN
9781447165217
9781447165200 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Advance Directives
Cardiovascular Diseases - nursing
Terminal Care - methods
Abstract
Cardiovascular (CV) disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. While death rates from many acute CV illnesses have declined in developing countries, a substantial proportion of individuals with CV disease ultimately die from CV causes. As the population ages, the global burden of CV disease will continue to rise. Until recently, the focus of clinicians has been on saving lives and deferring death. Over the past decade there has been growing recognition of the importance of palliative care and end of life care in CV disease. While palliative and supportive care should be provided throughout the course of serious and life-shortening illnesses, this book focuses on issues that clinicians encounter in end-of-life care. This book provides guidance to clinicians working across the breadth of care settings, in chronic progressive disease as well as sudden arrhythmic death and with advanced technologies. End-of-Life Care in Cardiovascular Disease is designed to assist clinicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers in addressing end of life care for patients with CV disease in a variety of common clinical scenarios. Each chapter is written by expert clinicians and researchers, and concisely reviews current knowledge and recommendations for providing patient- and family-centered end-of-life care.
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e-Book
Location
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