About the Author
Boehm, RN, MSN, is a cardiac clinical nurse specialist living now
in Bradenton, Florida.
Beginning in 1975 she worked
as CNS for the cardiac units at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
in Lebanon, New Hampshire, retiring in early 2006. Since the
formation of the CPR Committee in 1983, she was active in
establishing policies and procedures for resuscitations, translating
resuscitation research into practice, selection of/training in
emergency equipment, life support education, and CPR data
Judy received her MSN from University of Alabama, and
her BSN from Case Western Reserve University. She enjoys
playing golf with her husband, walking her Golden Retriever, and
learning about tropical plants.
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Allowing family members to be present at the bedside of a patient during cardiopulmonary resuscitation is a contentious issue in the United States and has stimulated widespread debate. This newsletter will explore the history of family presence during resuscitations; present a framework for incorporating this practice into the hospital; provide a list of supporting position statements; and discuss perspectives of the public, family, healthcare providers, and patients about family presence. Additionally, strategies for developing a hospital program on family presence during resuscitation are discussed. Read more...
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