Nova Scotia Health Authority. Hants Community Hospital. Acute Care.
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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.