Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Blanket 'no-CPR' policy can result in citation, CMS rules

Blanket 'no-CPR' policy can result in citation, CMS rules

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Federal regulators have come out strongly against facility-wide policies that prohibit cardiopulmonary resuscitation for residents in distress.

CMS: Nursing homes may not establish blanket no-CPR policies

CMS: Nursing homes may not establish blanket no-CPR policies

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Nursing homes will face survey citations for facility-wide policies that prohibit cardiopulmonary resuscitation for residents, according to a recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services memorandum.

Video shows resident left to 'smolder' after catching fire, family charges facility for poor response

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A Chicago nursing and rehabilitation center did not respond adequately when a resident caught on fire while smoking, leading to his death, the man's family has charged.

CPR guidelines should change for rural areas, researcher says

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Hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation is recommended by the American Heart Association, but it may not be the best way to save lives if more sophisticated medical care is slow in coming, according to a review of recent research.