What happens if I decide I no longer want to have a “DNR” order?
At any time, if you decide that you want to receive full treatment (e.g., CPR), the DNR order will be disregarded. If you change your mind when the fire department or ambulance arrive, simply tell the paramedics or EMTs that you do wish resuscitative efforts and that they should ignore the DNR order.
If you change your mind, it is important to tell your doctor and family your specific wishes, and request that all copies of your DNR order are destroyed. If you have a MedicAlert Do Not Resuscitate-EMS bracelet, you need to take it off and contact MedicAlert to update your records.
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