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- Dec 29, '12 by eatmysoxRNI'd get an order for nitro and treat it like I would anyone else with chest pain. I wouldn't sit there and let them have cp or a MI that nitro or morphine could have prevented. A DNR is only relevant to me if the patient requires a code. Otherwise I treat them just the same.
- Dec 29, '12 by CapeCodMermaidIt's amazing to me that these questions still pop up here. No wonder families are unsure of what DNR means when nurses themselves haven't a clue.
- Dec 29, '12 by psu_213I would say that it's a fair question since there are so many 'code statuses' out there. I've seen drugs only, compressions only, do not intubate, do not hospitalize, no antibiotics, no tube feeds, tube feeds only on a trial basis, do nothing, etc., etc. The point is, a person's wishes need to be spelled out.
To the OP's questions, I can't see any reason why the reason for the CP cannot be investigated and treated.