What is a DNR Order?

A "Do Not Resuscitate" (DNR) Order allows the patient, or patient's representative, to refuse CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) attempts when the patient has stopped breathing and/or the patient's heart has stopped beating. The DNR Order, written by the physician on a special form, instructs healthcare providers to withhold CPR.

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1. What is a DNR Order?
2. Where can a DNR Order be obtained?
3. Where can the DNR Order be used?
4. What care will ems offer to a patient with a DNR Order?
5. What are the patient’s rights in obtaining a DNR Order?
6. Who is involved in completing a DNR Order?
7. Is a DNR Order the same as a living will, health care power of attorney, or other advance directive?
8. What should the patient, family, or friends do if someone wants to call Emergency Medical Services (EMS)?
9. Where can I get additional information about DNR Orders?