Thursday, February 19, 2009

Did that just happen?

Dispatched to a local SNF (Skilled Nursing Facility) for "Respiratory Distress"

After we went responding, was advised by dispatch that the facility had called back, Pt. was an "Obvious DOA", they had a DNR, and they would not be needing our services after all.

Unresponsive Person --> DOA I can see
Change in mental status --> DOA I can see
But "Respiratory Distress" --> DOA? That means they determined the patient was having DIFFICULTY breathing and called 911... then realized they were dead.


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