DNR


Also found in: Dictionary, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

DNR

 
do not resuscitate.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

DNR

Abbreviation for "do not resuscitate."
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

DNR

abbr.
1. Department of Natural Resources
2. do not resuscitate
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

DNR

Abbreviation for:
do not resuscitate 
dorsal nerve root
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

DNR

Do not resuscitate End of life decisions An order written in a Pt's chart that explicitly and unequivocally states that CPR–eg, intubation, pounding, defibrillation, should not be initiated if a Pt is found in cardiac arrest. See Medical futility. Cf Advance directives, Euthanasia, Living will.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

DNR

Abbrev. for do not resuscitate. An instruction to refrain from energetic measures to restore the heart beat and the breathing in those people with terminal, irreversible illness in which death is expected, who suffer cardiac arrest. This has been the unwritten rule of many doctors and was enacted in American legislation in 1988.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

DNR

Abbreviation for do not resuscitate.
See: do not attempt resuscitation
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
Resuscitation and DNR: Ethical aspects for anesthetists.
Significant regional variations with regards to who is responsible for writing a DNR order when the patient and the treating physicians agree were seen.
A DNR ad hoc steering committee consisting of DNR staff, Native American natural resource agencies, the United States Forest Service, and other stakeholders selected MAC members in June 2008.
In Central and Eastern Washington, the collaboratives that received grant funding are working in high-priority watersheds identified in DNR's 20-Year Forest Health Strategic Plan.
"Resort operators and their customers are very dependent on DNR lands," he said in an interview.
The California patient's scenario highlights the uncertainty and confusion that may arise from DNR tattoos.
"Further studies are necessary to better understand the presence and timing of DNR orders in hospitalized older adults," the authors write.
There was no statistically significant difference identified between the descriptive variables of sociodemographic and employment characteristics of doctors and abiding by patient's DNR orders (Table 2).
On May 4, Administrative Law Judge Eric Defort ruled the DNR improperly granted Meteor Timber permits because the agency lacked enough information to determine the environmental impact of the project and whether a plan to alleviate wetland impacts would work.
While efforts to increase the specificity of advance directives have gained traction (e.g., Patient Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment forms; National POLST), do not resuscitate (DNR) orders remain a common method to document wishes to forgo certain life-sustaining treatments, particularly among patients requiring hospitalization.