witnessing a DNR - page 5
by turnforthenurseRN 7,943 Views | 45 Comments
We had a patient who was actively dying. The MD spoke with the family and they were deciding whether or not to make this patient a DNR. I went into the patient's room with the primary RN to see the patient; their eyes were... Read More
- 0Dec 14, '12 by Trilldayz,RN BSNMy hospital does this too....if the Family chooses to be a DNR, there is a form that is filled out that requires 2 witnesses also....and usually hospital visitors are used. I'm in the Houston area. I have seen it as both Family+md order only, and the 2 witnesses form. I will also, look for a policy regarding this.
- 0Dec 16, '12 by Esme12 Senior ModeratorDifferent states have different regulations and different terminology which is a part of the problem but I have NEVER heard of gathering random visitors to witness any document about another patient.
I am sure we don't have the complete story....If we do then the hospital is doing something against HIPAA.