do not attempt resuscitation


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do not at·tempt re·sus·ci·ta·tion

(DNAR) (dū not ă-tempt' rē-sus'i-tā'shŭn)
Directive to health care workers from a patient who has expressed in writing a wish not to be resuscitated in the event of cardiac or respiratory arrest.

do not attempt resuscitation

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DNAR

An order somewhat more precise than “do not resuscitate” (DNR). DNR implies that, if a resuscitation attempt is made, the patient can be revived. DNAR indicates that resuscitation efforts should not be attempted regardless of their expected outcome.
See: allow natural death; do not resuscitate

do not at·tempt re·sus·ci·ta·tion

(DNAR) (dū not ă-tempt' rē-sus'i-tā'shŭn)
Directive to health care workers from a patient who has expressed in writing a wish not to be resuscitated in cardiac or respiratory arrest.