What does DNR stand for?

Do not resuscitate

A healthcare acronym that represents a person's wish to withhold ACLS or CPR from being performed in the event that the person stops breathing or the person's heart stops; often made by the patient or health care power of attorney; also known as AND.


She had a DNR order that prevented the doctors from performing CPR

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Updated January 28, 2015

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