– Discussion Question week 8 –

A patient arrives in the ER with a “thumper” piston-driven device providing CPR to an 82 yo client who was found unresponsive on the floor at home-possibly from a sudden  ventricular Cardiac event. The ER just received a DNR from a prior hospitalization for a UTI. The family is insisting the patient wants everything done. How do you think the staff should proceed?