I wanted to be a Certified Nurse Midwife. That's an R.N., (at least), who then goes on to midwifery school, and catches babies. I had attended a handful of home births as a doula. It was my passion!
Heroic measures. What do these words mean? In a hospital, when this phrase is heard, it means that if a patient's body tries to quit, a group of people will do everything in their power to keep the person alive. The group of people is the "code team". There are doctors, nurses, nurse's aides, x-ray techs, and respiratory therapists on the code team. Their goal is to keep you alive, according to your wishes. It will be assumed that these are your wishes unless there is a POLST or DNR in your chart, signed by yourself and your physician. Basically, A POLST/DNR says, "Let me die naturally, according to the function of my body". It means "no heroic measures".