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Patients for Whom Resuscitation is Futile

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care
General Surgery

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

It is futile to resuscitate a person when the person is obviously dead or if the injuries are obviously fatal. Attempting to resuscitate in such a situation is a useless expenditure of money and effort, and it needlessly exposes the responders to possible injury.

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