Life-sustaining treatment definition

Life-sustaining treatment means treatment that, based on reasonable medical judgment, sustains the life of a patient and without which the patient will die. The term includes both life-sustaining medications and artificial life support such as mechanical breathing machines, kidney dialysis treatment, and artificially administered nutrition and hydration. The term does not include the administration of pain management medication, the performance of a medical procedure necessary to provide comfort care, or any other medical care provided to alleviate a patient's pain.
Life-sustaining treatment means treatment which in the view of a person providing health care for the person concerned is necessary to sustain life.
Life-sustaining treatment means any medical procedure, treatment, intervention, or other measure that, when administered to a qualified patient or other patient, will serve principally to prolong the process of dying.

More Definitions of Life-sustaining treatment

Life-sustaining treatment means that the attending doctor believes the patient will die within a relatively short time if the patient does not get the medical treatment or procedure. CPR is always considered to be life-sustaining treatment.
Life-sustaining treatment means treatment that, based on
Life-sustaining treatment means any medical procedure, pharmaceutical, medical device or medical intervention that main- tains life by sustaining, restoring or supplanting a vital function. “Life-sustaining treatment” does not include routine care necessary to sustain patient cleanliness and comfort.
Life-sustaining treatment means any of the treatments which have the potential to postpone the patient's death and includes, for example, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, artificial ventilation, blood products, pacemakers, vasopressors, specialised treatments for particular conditions such as chemotherapy or dialysis, antibiotics when given for a potentially life-threatening infection, and artificial nutrition and hydration. (Artificial nutrition and hydration means the feeding of food and water to a person through a tube.))
Life-sustaining treatment. , in relation to a person, means treatment which, in the view of another person providing health care for that person, is necessary to sustain life;
Life-sustaining treatment means any treatment necessary, in the view of a person providing health care for a person lacking capacity, to sustain the latter person’s life;