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1

which religion feels that cremation is the best option?

hindus believe best way for soul to begin journey

2

5 stages of death

-Denial: "it can't be happening to me"
-Anger:
-Bargaining:
-Depression:
-Acceptance:

3

Characteristics/categories of causes of death:

-Accidental: natural disasters, MVA
-Terminal: progressive, incurable
-Prolonged: asthma, hypertension (High BP)
-Sudden: cardiac arrest, SIDs

4

what type of euthanasia is characterized as physician doing nothing to preserve life?

passive euthanasia

5

cardiac death

irreversible heartbeat and respiration

6

higher brain death (2)

-irreversible loss of higher brain function
-lower brain continues to provide respiration/BP/heartbeat without assistance of respirator

7

whole brain death

*current definition of death*
irreversible loss of all functions of the entire brain
flat EEG, lack of pupil reflexes, low body temp

8

which religion believes in reincarnation

buddhist

9

what type of procedures are meant to provide the patient with relief

palliative: relieves symptoms without treating underlying cards

10

which of the following is false regarding a DNI/DNR ?

-is initiated by patient
-written by physician
-recognized in the medical setting
-hospitals rescind order in surgical setting

11

PT is considered for organ donation how many minutes after cardiac death?

90 minutes after being removed from mechanical support

12

who is responsible for notifying family when PT expires?

the surgeon

13

example of a medical legal death

-homicide
-suicide
-acidental/unexpected
-sudden death person in good health
-death or prisoner
-communicable disease
-fetal death, SIDS, under 18

14

physician must sign death certificate within how many hours?

24hr

15

can permit for autopsy be obtained over the phone?

yes

16

what is done to tubes, drains, and catheters at time of death?

left in if autopsy is ordered, removed if not

17

when patient expires where do printed medical records go?

health information department of medical records