Comfort Measures Only

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Comfort measures only (or CMO) pertains to the treatment of a burned out health care professional, with the focus on making the dying process a natural one and one where comfort is maximized.[1][2] It is not uncommon for interns, during their first six months of training, to wish to become CMO, though the ACGME mandates they stay Full Code until after they matriculate their residency program.

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- Code Status

- Death

- Hospicillin

- Premortem Autopsy

- Postmortem Chemotherapy


  1. After Another Horrid Shift, Doctor Calls Palliative Care on Self, Goes Home with Hospice
  2. FDA Approves Hospicillin for Use in Patients Who are Full Code

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