When to Issue a “Do Not Resuscitate” Order
There are times when it pays to try CPR. There are times it doesn't, and there are times it's hard to decide. The ball is in your hands.
With all the television dramas centered around hospitals, it’s hard not to pick up some medical lingo. Many Americans know, for instance, that “Code Blue” means a patient has gone into cardiac arrest. The only chance for the patient recovering is CPR — cardiopulmonary resuscitation performed with the crash cart and paddles.