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Docs, what's a "do not resuscitate order" usually for?

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Dr. Emilio Perez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: No CPR

Is a medical order to avoid aggressive resuscitation (pumping on the chest and breating tube) in a patient that is not breathing and the heart is not beating, it can be requested by the patient, a family member or a designated proxy in case that the patient cannot speak for it self.
The goal is to prevent unnecessary aggressive measures when the chances of recovery are low.

In brief: No CPR

Is a medical order to avoid aggressive resuscitation (pumping on the chest and breating tube) in a patient that is not breathing and the heart is not beating, it can be requested by the patient, a family member or a designated proxy in case that the patient cannot speak for it self.
The goal is to prevent unnecessary aggressive measures when the chances of recovery are low.
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