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The DC Code: § 7-651.08 Comfort care; alleviation of pain.

Index7 Human Health Care and Safety. (Refs & Annos)

EMS personnel may provide the following interventions to a patient who is wearing an intact comfort care bracelet or necklace that has not been defaced to comfort the patient or alleviate pain:

1
Clear the airway, excluding artificial ventilation, esophageal obturator airway, or advanced airway management;
2
Administer suction;
3
Provide oxygen, excluding artificial ventilation, esophageal obturator airway, or advanced airway management;
4
Provide pain medication;
5
Control bleeding; or
6
Make comfort adjustments.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws For D.C. Law 13-224, see notes following § 7-651.01. DC CODE § 7-651.08 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Apr. 3, 2001, D.C. Law 13-224, § 9, 48 DCR 27.)