0
ARTICLE |

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

R. Peter Mogielnicki, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1985;145(6):1142. doi:10.1001/archinte.1985.00360060210044.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

To the Editor.  —The article by Farber et al1 on patient factors and decision-making in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) brought into focus an important and commonplace situation that deserves analysis and thought. The amount of influence that some of their patient factors had on code status in the minds of the house staff that they studied is sizable. The sources of that influence were not addressed by the study methodology, though the comment section of their article did address this to some degree. One of the strongest factors to influence the decision to perform CPR was patient age and the authors referred to medical literature which, they said, shows that age does not alter the survival nor level of functioning after CPR. Studies that they did not quote, however, have shown that at least for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, age is a strong prognostic indicator and that the likelihood of discharge

Topics

Sign In to Access Full Content

Don't have Access?

Register and get free email Table of Contents alerts, saved searches, PowerPoint downloads, CME quizzes, and more

Subscribe for full-text access to content from 1998 forward and a host of useful features

Activate your current subscription (AMA members and current subscribers)

Purchase Online Access to this article for 24 hours

First Page Preview

View Large
/>
First page PDF preview

Figures

Tables

References

Correspondence

CME
Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).
Submit a Comment

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign In to Access Full Content

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();