It is extremely important that you are reachable by phone the day of the procedure. In the case of medical emergencies and unexpected treatment decision making, the doctor will need your permission and time is critical both during medical emergencies. In the unlikely event that the above-named pet should experience cardiac or respiratory arrest while being hospitalized today, we need to know, in advance, what your wishes are for your pet. If your pet does experience anesthetic difficulty, cardiac or respiratory arrest, we will absolutely contact you. However, your pet's safety and well-being come first, so we need you to direct us here as to your wishes for their care.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR):
All resuscitative efforts are to be attempted to restore normal heart function and to breathe as deemed necessary by the doctor until I can be reached. Should my pet require cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), I request that the doctor(s) pursues medical care. I understand that this is a cost in ADDITION to any estimate, and I agree to pay this fee. The cost of full CPR is typically at least an additional $300 or more and in no way guarantees that my pet will survive their cardiac or respiratory event. Patients who require CPR typically need at least 24 to 48 hours of intensive care and monitoring at a specialty facility following resuscitation. It will be necessary for me to transport my pet to the specialty facility and I will be responsible for the charges for my pet's care at that facility.
Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (DNR):
No cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) efforts will be performed in effort to save my pet if they have cardiac or respiratory arrest, only the administration of medication to help ease my pet's passing may be used.
Information About Veterinary Medical Care:
I realize that no guarantee or warranty can ethically or professionally be made regarding outcomes of treatment of medical illnesses or effectiveness of preventative care products and procedures. I have been informed that there are certain risks and complications associated with disease, sedation, anesthesia, and/or any operation/procedure and that while the team at Healing Paws Veterinary Care, Inc has my pet's best interest in mind at all times, sometimes complications occur. I further understand that during the course of the examination, diagnostics, procedures, or treatments, unforeseen conditions may arise that may necessitate the performance of additional procedures deemed necessary by the veterinarian. I am encouraged to discuss any concerns I have about these risks with the attending veterinarian before treatment or diagnostics are initiated. I am aware that the practice of veterinary medicine is not an exact science and, thus, there are no guarantees for successful treatment. I have been encouraged and given the opportunity to discuss any questions I may have regarding my pet's medical care. I accept that my financial obligations remain regardless of the outcome of treatment.