I took care of my mother who had alzheimer's disease for the past 7 years. Everytime she was admitted to the hospital the very 1st thing I would do is to give them the POLST form that clearly said no CPR. However, it appears that the doctor didn't write an order for DNR. Thank God, I was physically present when she suddenly died. They called a "Code Blue" on her!!!
I was shocked. I told them "No,no she is not to be coded." So beware my friends, make sure if your loved one is a DNR to make absolutely sure that the doctor writes a "No CPR" order each and every time they are admitted to the hospital.