What will happen if the paramedics come to my house, begin CPR, and my family members state that I am a DNR patient, but cannot find the written DNR order?
The paramedics will be able to discontinue unwanted resuscitative efforts. The only exception might be if there appears to be disagreement in the family.
It is important for your family or others to know the location of important documents, such as the DNR order. Some people place information about the existence of a DNR order on the outside of their refrigerator.

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