If a power of attorney (POA) is not named, a potential agent may apply to the court to be named your guardian or conservator. Compared to naming a POA, guardianship proceedings can be time consuming, expensive and stressful. In addition, there is the risk that the court may appoint someone as a guardian or conservator who you might not have chosen or preferred.
Douglas A. Isenstein, MD
Specialty: Critical Care Medicine
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What will happen if I don't name a power of attorney?
Who needs an advance medical directive?
MyDirectives answeredUnexpected critical care situations can happen at any age, so all adults, not just the ill or elderly, need advance medical directives. Although you probably know how you feel about emergency medical treatment issues, there may come a time in the future when you are seriously injured or too ill to be able to make or communicate decisions about medical treatment for yourself. In such a situation, advance medical directives provide a record of your wishes so that your family and doctors have a guide in making medical treatment decisions on your behalf that are consistent with your values, beliefs, and preferences.
What are risks of a PICC line in babies in the NICU?
Intermountain Registered Dietitians, Nutrition & Dietetics, answered on behalf of Intermountain HealthcareComplications that may occur with insertion of a PICC line include infection, an irregular heartbeat, bleeding, and breaking or plugging of the catheter. The line may need to be removed if any of these occur.
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