DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) Order
A Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) order is a legal document that tells emergency responders and other healthcare providers to not perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if your heart stops or you stop breathing.
In a DNR order, CPR refers to:
Common reasons that people choose to get a DNR include:
Every state allows DNR orders but there are differences:
Some states have incorporated the DNR form into their POLST form. If this is the case in your state, it is recommended that you complete just the POLST form