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Perspectives: Determining when Medical Treatment is Futile

Perspectives: Determining when Medical Treatment is Futile

Perspectives: Determining when Medical Treatment is Futile

Medical Education Systems, Inc.
Medical Education Systems, Inc.
on behalf of Medical Education Systems Inc

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Launch date: 27 Jun 2016
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Last updated: 11 Jan 2018

Reference: 163061

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Description

E T H I C S CAS E : Sixty-eight-year-old man is hospitalized with acute stroke after collapsing on the golf course. Upon admission, patient was treated with TPA. His stroke subsequently became hemorrhagic, requiring emergent craniotomy. The patient never regained consciousness.
After two weeks, his wife consented for tracheostomy and gastrostomy tube insertion. One month after admission, he remains unresponsive. He has non-purposeful movements of his left side. He does not follow commands. His pupils are equal but unresponsive to light. The ICU nurse has requested an ethics consult because she believes continued life-sustaining treatment is futile. His wife still believes he will recover and is requesting that “everything be done.” Who should decide when treatment is futile?

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
* Define what is meant by medical “futulity”
* Identify the individuals whose input is important in making “futulity” decisions
* Identify the various circumstances that can exist in which “futility” decision-making is required
* Discuss the role of “ethics” in futility discussions
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Medical Education Systems, Inc.
on behalf of Medical Education Systems Inc

Medical Education Systems, Inc. provides home study courses and contact hours (CEU's) for EMTs, Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Sleep Therapists, and other healthcare professionals. We understand that every profession has different requirements for contact hours as set forth by your professional society and your state board requirements.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 6.00 Hours
  • Florida Board of Nursing
  • 6.00 Hours -
    Exam Pass Rate: 70
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing (DCBON)
  • 6.00 Hours

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