Megan Gooch, MD explains what to expect when a patient’s family opts for end of life care.
Megan Gooch, MD explains what an ICU family meeting is. Why would the medical team or the family request a meeting? What is discussed? How to prepare if you are asked to come to one?
Megan Gooch, MD explains what advance directives are, as well as what a living will is, what a POLST form is, and what the differences are between them.
Megan Gooch, MD explains who makes your medical decisions if you are not able to & the difference between medical power of attorney and next of kin.
Megan Gooch, MD answers the 5 MOST COMMON questions she’s asked about code status, do not resuscitate, and comfort measures when she speaks to patients and their families.
Megan Gooch, MD explains what it means to be full code, do not resuscitate (DNR), do not intubate (DNI) and/or comfort measures. She briefly explain who decides code status and when it is decided.
Megan Gooch, MD discusses what happens after someone’s pulse comes back after cardiac arrest (because the resuscitation period isn’t over).
Megan Gooch, MD discusses everything CODE BLUE: what it is, who the members of the code team are, what we do during a code to attempt to resuscitate, & more.
Megan Gooch, MD teaches that the ventilator is not the only form of life support and explains types of life support that are commonly used in the intensive care unit.
Critical care physician Megan Gooch, MD, gives a BRIEF overview about the ventilator.
Megan Gooch, MD, explains that ICU medicine is a multidisciplinary effort & briefly breaks down everyone’s role on the team.