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Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders: Updates and Changes
For years, in-hospital do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders have not been subject to state-mandated requirements. Now a new law, Senate Bill 11 passed by the 85th Texas Legislature, provides a framework that regulates in-facility DNR orders. But the bill’s language leaves some issues murky; physicians who treat end-of-life patients in a hospital must take note of the law’s host of criteria for what else can constitute a valid DNR. And the emotions involved likely never will get any easier.
This webinar summarizes the requirements under the new law relating to in-facility DNR orders.
- The difference between DNR orders and other advance directives,
- What makes a DRN order valid,
- Disagreement with a DNR order, and
- Liability and risk.
Recorded: May 9, 2018
Expires: May 9, 2021
Physicians who provide end-of-life care in a health care facility or hospital.
Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:
Desirable Physician Attributes
- Summarize the history and purpose of the Advance Directives Act of 1999;
- Define do-not-resuscitate orders and other advance directives, identifying the differences and impacts;
- Integrate into your practice new requirements resulting from Senate Bill 11; and
- Identify ethical situations physicians will have to consider regarding DNR orders.
- Patient care and procedural skills
- Interpersonal and communication skills
- Didactic lecture
- Audio and visual aids
- Supplemental materials
- Post-test and evaluation
- Computer with internet access
Webinar registration fees are nonrefundable.
|1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (Enduring)
The Texas Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Texas Medical Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Texas Medical Association requires physician to complete 70-percent of the test questions correctly to receive credit for this course.
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This course has been designated for 1 credit(s) of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.
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