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Flood of bad CPR news raises quality concerns

Flood of bad CPR news raises quality concerns


McKnight's news stories can be a good source of ideas for quality improvement projects, long-term care attorney Janet K. Feldkamp recently told a webcast audience. Looking at our recent items, I'd say the time is ripe to review CPR policies: Three separate stories emerged last week about a variety of problems — and penalties — related to resuscitation.

Provider officials encourage use of DNR wristbands

A string of nursing home deaths related to do-not-resuscitate order confusion has prompted Kentucky healthcare officials to encourage the use of color-coded wristbands to reduce mistakes.

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