Common Questions about DNR

Series: The Intensive Care Doctor (with Megan Gooch MD) Series: The Intensive Care Doctor (with Megan Gooch MD)

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.

What is a Code Status (Full Code Versus DNR)

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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.

After Code Blue/Hypothermia

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Megan Gooch, MD discusses what happens after someone’s pulse comes back after cardiac arrest (because the resuscitation period isn’t over).

Code Blue

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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.

Life Support: Beyond the Vent

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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.

The Critical Care Team

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Megan Gooch, MD, explains that ICU medicine is a multidisciplinary effort & briefly breaks down everyone’s role on the team.