Policy should outline steps for deactivation

June 2010
Hospice Management Advisor;Jun2010, Vol. 15 Issue 6, p64
The article reports on the deactivation policy at Hospice of the Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio on implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). It says that the policy explains the responsibilities and steps on ICD program deactivation. It mentions that staff members receive training if deactivation will be given to a patient with ICD. Registered Nurse (RN) Trudi Kozak, the clinical team leader, states that complex cases, like patients with ICDs, are being discussed in team meetings.


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