Tag Archives: CPR

Why doctors die differently?

The short answer would be that we have seen countless fruitless outcomes. As an example, the John Hopkins Precursors Study collated end-of-life decisions of 800 physicians graduating from Johns Hopkins between 1948 and 1964. Indeed this study was done a … Continue reading

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Do you need an advanced directive? Do you know what this is?

Two answers:  Yes, you do need one.  And, read on… to find out what’s an advanced directive. An advanced directive is a legal document that spells out how YOU want to be cared for if you are unable to make … Continue reading

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To mouth-to-mouth or to not mouth-to-mouth? That is the question. . .

Hopefully, you know I am referring to cardiopumonary resuscitation (CPR).   I have kept a mask to use for CPR in my car since medical school for exactly this task. There has been interest in whether CPR using chest compressions alone is comparable … Continue reading

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