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Include all postmortem care given, noting whether medical equipment wasremoved or left in place. List all belongings and valuables and the name of thefamily member who accepted and signed the appropriate valuables or belongingslist. Record any belongings left on the patient.4. Document confirmation of death assessment:oIdentity confirmed by wrist bandoGeneral inspectionoNo signs of respiratory effortoNo response to verbal stimulioNo response to painful stimulioNo pupillary response to lightoNo central pulseoNo heart sounds after 3 minutes of auscultationoNo respiratory sounds after 3 minutesThe recommended times for auscultation varies, so adhere to your local hospital policy.The only official guidance on this matter can be found here¹ , which advises aminimum of five minutes total (heart sounds and respiratory sounds) to establish thatirreversible cardiorespiratory arrest has occurred.
NCM103a-Lecturers5. Document the outcome of the assessment, including date and time of the patient'sdeath and the name of the health care provider who pronounced the death (whichshould be documented as the time at which you completed your assessment)6. Document any discussions you had with staff members or relatives of the deceasedin relation to the death7. Document any concerns of staff members or the relatives8. Document the disposition of the patient's body and the name, telephone number,and address of the funeral home. List the names of family members who were presentat the time of death. If they weren't present, note the name of the family membernotified and who viewed the body. Be sure to document any care, emotional support,and education given to the family.Part of a good note might look like this:7/22/18 14:20-Called to room by pt.'s daughter, Mrs. Helen Jones, stating pt. notbreathing. Pt. found unresponsive in bed at 1345, no respirations, no pulse, no heart orbreath sounds auscultated. No code called per advance directive and signed DNRorder in chart. Death pronounced by Dr. Holmes at 1350. NG tube, indwelling urinarycatheter, and I.V. access device in L forearm removed and dressing applied.Postmortem care performed and dentures placed in mouth. Belongings checked off onbelongings list and signed by Mrs. Jones, who will take them home with her. Body sentto morgue at 1415. Jeanne Ballinger, RN---ANALYSISInteractive Discussion, sharing experiential learning, give case scenarios.APPLICATIONReturn Demonstration on Post Mortem CareASSESSMENTQuizPeriodical ExaminationREFERENCES:Kozier & Erb’s (200).Fundamentals of nursing (10thed.)Pearson Education South AsiaPte.Ltd.Online:
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