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01/14/2016

Connecticut Nursing Home Fined for Administering Unwanted CPR

The Connecticut Department of Public Health fined Miller Memorial Community’s Edward Pavilion-Caroline Hall for administering unwanted CPR.  (New Haven Register)


The 93-year-old resident and family members had requested a “do not resuscitate” order.  But the order was not entered into the home’s computer system. On June 5, the resident was found without a heartbeat. CPR was performed and the resident was intubated by paramedics and hospitalized on advanced life support, but then died.


I collect other such cases and assess clinician legal duties here.

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