Date Published

January 19, 2012

Updated For

ALS PCS Version ALS PCS Version 5.2


Question: Patient has a FBAO and a valid DNR (ex. nursing home). Resuscitate or not?


 This is a very frequently asked question. The duty of all paramedics and front line providers is to assist patients. A valid DNR does not preclude a paramedic from attempting to assist a patient who is choking. However, once a patient has suffered a cardiac arrest -for whatever the reason- and this patient has a valid DNR, then the DNR is to be followed as described.



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