Awake during CPR. Now what?
ZDoggMD talks about the ethics and the logistics of resuscitation and CPR after increasing numbers of reports of patients becoming aware "of the horrors that are happening to them" during the process, despite being technically dead.
"Suddenly we've opened up this horrific, ethical dilemma. Because our CPR has gotten better, we can potentially provide enough circulation that people are aware during CPR," he says.
ZDogg asks: "Should we be sedating these patients?"