DNR

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DNR

abbr.
1. Department of Natural Resources
2. do not resuscitate

DNR

abbreviation for
(Medicine) do not resuscitate

DNR

do not resuscitate: used in hospitals to indicate a prior decision by the patient or the patient's family to avoid extraordinary means of prolonging life.
Translations

DNR

abbr Do Not Resuscitate. V. resuscitate.
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The term "resuscitate" in do not resuscitate orders refers only to the non-administration of CPR should the patient suffer cardiac arrest and does not imply a restriction or withdrawal of other medical and nursing care that the patient needs and deserves.
Hospitals in the West, on the other hand, are following the Arizona model and using purple for do not resuscitate.
Pou said: "There were patients there that had orders of do not resuscitate, in other words if they died, to allow them to die naturally and not use any heroic methods to resuscitate them.
William Shipley and Christine Inglesby discovered that a medic at the Royal Liverpool hospital had written Do Not Resuscitate on their mother's medical notes, saying she would not be revived if she stoped breathing.