How Health Care Providers Can Ensure Patients’ End-of-Life Wishes Are Known
NOVEMBER 2, 2017
by 2027. cryingjune/Getty Images. Mr. M, an elderly man with chronic lung disease, was found on the floor of his kitchen by a neighbor, who spotted his prone body through an open window. Emergency medical personnel noted that he had a weak pulse and low oxygen level. Labs and imaging in the emergency department suggested that he was in respiratory failure from pneumonia, and he was quickly started on IV antibiotics and fluid support.