Do you know the DNR/full code status on all your residents off the top of your heads? Seriously. Forget the bracelets or other ways that indicate a DNR. (except the doc's order) You may think he/she is, but aren't quite sure. Our supervisor says all nurses should know the code status of each pt. :chuckle In an emergency?
I'll be quite honest that out of 60 residents there are maybe 10 I can say right off the top of my head that I 100% know are DNR. BUT, is the order expired? :uhoh21: I'm supposed to know this off the top of my head because running to the chart/computer is a waste of time in an emergency. Say the order wasn't renewed, pt expires. Now he's a full code.
Pt/family doesn't want a full code. :angryfire So if a pt has a DNR order, why does it have to expire? He should either be a DNR or not unless, of course, the pt/family changes their mind. :smackingf :selfbonk: