Family presence during CPR


I am doing a proposal paper on the pros and cons of family presence during CPR. I am hoping to get some real opinions from real nurses who have been part of codes where family is present, and others where family has not been present. Please feel free to respond :smile:

Have you been part codes in which family members have been present vs codes when families are not present?

Did difficulties arise in situations where family members were present? If so please describe.

Was there a person designated as a family liaison?

What was the outcome of the code?

Did you feel as if the family member was in the way or otherwise interfering?

Did the code team function in the same way that they normally would, or were they distracted or uncomfortable in anyway?

What is your personal opinion about family presence during CPR?

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