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2.04.01 Do Not Resuscitate (DNR)

2.4.1 Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) (Revised 10/2020)

A do not resuscitate order, or DNR, is a medical order written by a doctor. It instructs health care providers not to do cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if breathing stops or if the heart stops beating. If a patient has a documented DNR order, Amerimed personnel are to abide by it. 


When caller states DNR orders are present, the Operator should:

• Ascertain if original or certified documentation that has been signed by the physician is on
hand at the scene.
• If documentation will be present on scene, advise the unit responding that there is an order
for that patient.
• Document DNR status in notes of call on CAD system.