When do you declare a patient brain dead? It depends on hospitals’ brain death policies which vary widely

When do you declare a patient brain dead? It depends on hospitals’ brain death policies which vary widely

When do you declare a patient brain dead? It depends on hospitals’ brain death policies which vary widely

The American Academy of Neurology adopted a set of updated guidelines in 2010 for judging whether a person has lost all brain function and is being kept alive solely through hospital machinery. However, many hospitals have not fully implemented these guidelines. Thus, the rules for judging when a patient is brain dead vary widely from hospital to hospital. NPR