An Advance Directive is a document that allows a person to give instructions about future medical care should he or she be unable to participate in health care decisions due to serious illness or incapacity. The most common types of advance directives are living wills, power of attorney for health care, and "code/no code" orders. Both living wills and durable powers of attorney for healthcasre are recognized by Nebraska state law.
If you have an advance directive please bring a copy with you the day of surgery. This will be reviewed by the anesthesia provider and discussed with you. Nebraska Surgery Center will notify you if we cannot comply with your advance directive.
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