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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:54 PM

Never fear! Death panels are on the way!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/03/25/coronavirus-patients-do-not-resucitate/

They are talking about making all coronavirus patients DNR. They truly are asking healthcare workers to put their lives on the line for their jobs.


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Hospitals on the front lines of the pandemic are engaged in a heated private debate over a calculation few have encountered in their lifetimes — how to weigh the “save at all costs” approach to resuscitating a dying patient against the real danger of exposing doctors and nurses to the contagion of coronavirus.
The conversations are driven by the realization that the risk to staff amid dwindling stores of protective equipment — such as masks, gowns and gloves — may be too great to justify the conventional response when a patient “codes,” and their heart or breathing stops.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago has been discussing a universal do-not-resuscitate policy for infected patients, regardless of the wishes of the patient or their family members — a wrenching decision to prioritize the lives of the many over the one.

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Reply Never fear! Death panels are on the way! (Original post)
Horse with no Name Mar 25 OP
totodeinhere Mar 25 #1
Horse with no Name Mar 25 #2
Shermann Mar 25 #3

Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:00 PM

1. This may appear to be very draconian but sadly they may have no choice but to do this.

What's more important, attempting to revive one patient or saving doctors and nurses so they can potentially save hundreds more?

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Response to totodeinhere (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:09 PM

2. What they are leaving out...with the PPE shortage

A pretty significant amount of healthcare workers will get this. To throw you in like that....and if you get it (which you probably will)...it will be a death sentence to healthcare workers.

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:09 PM

3. I wouldn't want to be resuscitated

...without the proper life support equipment and medical staff to follow through afterwards. nt

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