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Do Not Resuscitate Orders

AAPI Columbus Family Event

Ralph discussed DNRs at the morning CME program of an AAPI Columbus Family Event on February 23. Ralph emphasized that a DNR is not merely a patient directive, but a medical order that is issued by a physician, APRN or PA. He explained the different types of DNRs and then discussed important related concerns, such as living wills and power of attorney. Ralph touched on the revocation of DNRs and took time to detail what happens in cases of emergency. He also provided clarification as to what a DNR does not authorize or condone. 

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