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Bernard Lo, MD; September 2006
An elderly woman who had a DNR in place took a fall that required her to have surgery. Discussion with the patient's health care proxy led to the DNR order being suspended during surgery, with the understanding that it would be reinstated postoperatively. Several days later, a nurse noticed that patient remained 'full code' because the DNR had not been restored.
Hoenig LJ. Med Econ. 2006 Jun 2;83:45-46.
The author discusses the importance of thorough discharge examinations.
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The author explains the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations' Universal Protocol on surgical site verification in the context of its implementation in a New Jersey hospital.
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Keats JP. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2013;40:611-623.