AN inspection into elderly care at a major hospital has revealed staff on one ward did not know which patients were classed as "do not resuscitate".
AN inspection into elderly care at a major hospital has revealed staff on one ward did not know which patients were classed as \"do not resuscitate\".
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The report by Healthcare Improvement Scotland showed that a mix-up over patients being moved into different rooms meant staff at Monklands Hospital in North Lanarkshire did not know who was to be resuscitated in an emergency and who was not. The confusion came about because staff marked up patients' rooms Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) instead of relying on their individual records.
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