Case Study – Mr. Jay’s Case

Case Study – Mr. Jay’s Case

Mr. Jay, a 71-year-old man with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, was convalescing at a skilled-nursing facility after a hospital stay for pneumonia.  Mr. Jay and his doctor discussed the likelihood that his bouts with pneumonia would recur and the possibility that his lungs might stop working during a future episode of pneumonia.

The also doctor explained attempting resuscitation following a pulmonary arrest was not likely to succeed, and Mr. Jay told his doctor he would prefer that resuscitation not even be attempted.

Will paramedics know about Mr. Jay’s preference?