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The cartridge is signed out on the Proof-Of-Use sheet. B. The nurse documents on the MAR or Flow Sheet the amount of medication the patient has received. This information is also documented on the PCA documentation record for the Narcotic drip. C. The number of attempts that the patient makes to self-administer after the drug is documented on the PCA documentation record. D. When the PCA is discontinued, the nurse makes an entry onto the PCA documentation record documenting the amount of drug wasted and obtains a wastage witness signature by a licensed nurse.

2. If the patient has a Guardian who is different than the Agent named in the Medical Power of Attorney and the Guardian files a petition with the court to become the patient’s Agent, the guardian has the sole authority to make health care decisions for the patient during the tendency of the court’s proceedings, absent court order to the contrary. Out of Hospital Do Not Resuscitate: A. A competent person may execute a written Out-Of-Hospital DNR order directing healthcare professionals acting in an out-of-hospital setting to withhold cardiopulmonary resuscitation and certain other life-sustaining treatment designated by the Board.

Execution by the patient of a subsequent Medical Power of Attorney; or c. The divorce of the patient and spouse, if the spouse is the patient’s Agent, unless the Medical Power of Attorney provides otherwise. 2. A patient’s licensed or certified healthcare provider who is informed of a patient’s revocation of a Medical Power of Attorney immediately records the revocation in the patient’s medical record and gives notice of the revocation to the Agent and any known healthcare providers currently responsible for the patient’s care.

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