CRITICAL CARE

Chapter 20 – Brain Death Discussions

May 29, 2021 by in CRITICAL CARE Comments Off on Chapter 20 – Brain Death Discussions

Abstract In 1959, shortly after the invention of positive pressure ventilation, Pierre Mollaret and Maurice Goulon published the first description of what would eventually be referred to as “brain death”…

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Chapter 16 – Advance Directives

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Abstract Advance directives (ADs) are legal documents that provide information on a patient’s preferences for care when seriously ill. ADs include two separate documents: a health-care power of attorney and/or…

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