Easy Questions  
Free Legal Documents

Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders in Abbyville, KS

Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders in Abbyville, KS


I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens.
 
- Woody Allen


Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) Orders contains direction for medical personnel who might be responsible in treating you if you happen to stop breathing. These instructions may be used during "prehospital" and "out of hospital" cases where you do not want to be revived through any invasive emergency techniques like cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or electric shock case you stop breathing.

If you are admitted as a patient to the hospital, you may request for a DNR order to be a part of your medical chart. For the elderly and the severely ill, this DNR order can help ensure the maintenance of their dignity during end of life.

DNR orders are only in effect if the patient does not have a heartbeat or has stop breathing altogether. This is not applied when the person is still breathing or undergoing treatment. Medical personnel will still provide you with warmth and comfort by alleviating your pain or stop any bleeding, as long as you are alive and breathing.

Even if you wrote in your advance directive that you do not wish to receive any CPR, emergency responders may still revive you because they don't have any idea about the presence of an advance directive and may not have the time to read the document even if they knew of its existnece. As a result, without prior knowledge of the person's preferences, emergency responders will go ahead and do the best they can to save the patient, which could include invasive procedures like intubation and ventilation and even CPR.

Creating a DNR

CPR can save lives, but the success rate outside the hospital is not high. If a patient is seriously ill, applying CPR may worsen the situation because it can cause painful injuries or may leave the person brain-damaged.

People with terminal illness and have the high risk for respiratory or cardiac arrest may want to consider a DNR order that can allow them to forgo resuscitation and have peace and dignity when they die.

Creating a DNR is simple and affordable at 12 Law. The only person that you need it signed with is your doctor and the presence of an adult witnesses or a lawyer who will witness for you as you sign the document.


Revoking a DNR

You can revoke a DNR order at any time.

Making Sure Your DNR Wishes are Applied

Emergency medical personnel cannot apply your wishes if it is not seen nor read by them during emergencies. Make sure to keep a copy where it is accessible, by your bedside or with your medication list. When you travel, keep a copy with you, placing it in your wallet or suitcase letting rescuers know that you have a DNR document. Wearing a bracelet that can alert emergency medical personnel that you have a DNR may also be a good option.

 
Personalize & Print a Free KS Living Will Download this Document
Page 1
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4
Page 5
Page 6
Page 7
Page 8
 
Personalize & Print a Free KS Living Trust Download this Document
Page 1
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4
Page 5
Page 6
Page 7
Page 8
Page 9
Page 10
Page 11
Page 12
Page 13
Page 14
Page 15
Page 16
Related Legal Services near Abbyville, KS
Total Attorneys - Divorce
273905 SW Wood View Dr
Topeka, KS 66610
(785) 201-9922
Divorce Attorneys,  Attorneys,  Family Law Attorneys,  Legal Service Plans
Collaborative Divorce Ks City
8686 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 451-9876
Attorneys
Gladstone Lois A
8005 W 115th St
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 345-9848
Attorneys, Small Business Attorneys, Labor & Employment Law Attorneys
Weaver Tracy
7500 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 906-9830
Attorneys, Legal Service Plans
Campbell Todd
7500 College Blvd # 900
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 906-9820
Attorneys, Legal Service Plans
Renkemeyer Troy
7500 College Blvd # 900
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 906-9810
Attorneys, Legal Service Plans
Rajala Eric C
11900 College Blvd Ste 341
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 339-9806
Attorneys, General Practice Attorneys, Legal Service Plans
RCW Law
10975 Benson St # 570
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 906-9800
Attorneys, Legal Service Plans
Smithyman & Zakoura
7400 W 110th St # 750
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 661-9800
Attorneys, General Practice Attorneys
Zakoura James P
7400 W 110th St # 750
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 661-9800
Attorneys, Insurance, Legal Service Plans, General Practice Attorneys
Naibert Robert W Atty
7400 W 110th St
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 661-9800
Attorneys
Mobile Paralegal Service
11734 Garnett St
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 223-9768
Paralegals
R Michael Latimer Law Offices
11011 King St
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 661-9700
Attorneys, General Practice Attorneys
Hagen Law Offices
10801 Mastin St # 110
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 236-9696
Attorneys, General Practice Attorneys, Legal Service Plans
Norton Hare
9200 Indian Creek Pkwy # 450
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 906-9633
Attorneys, General Practice Attorneys
Hare Lindsay A Atty
9200 Indian Creek Pkwy
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 906-9633
Attorneys
Allmayer Daniel N
9393 W 110th St # 500
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 768-9557
Attorneys
Robert J Valcrum Attorney
10990 Quivira Rd Ste 200
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 948-9400
Attorneys
Long Luder & Gordon PA
9401 Indian Creek Pkwy # 800
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 491-9300
Attorneys, Legal Service Plans
Telhorst & Associates
11225 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 322-9169
Attorneys, Legal Service Plans
Renkemeyer Law Firm
10975 Benson St Suite 570
Overland Park, KS 66210
(855) 792-9076
Tax Attorneys,  Attorneys,  Family Law Attorneys,  Divorce Attorneys,  Legal Service Plans
Hovey Williams LLP
10801 Mastin St Ste.1000 84 Corporate Woods
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 647-9050
Attorneys, Patent Agents, Patent, Trademark & Copyright Law Attorneys
Adam Mack - Bankruptcy
3735 SW Wanamaker Rd Suite A
Topeka, KS 66610
(785) 274-9040
Credit & Debt Counseling,  Foreclosure Services,  Financial Services,  Bankruptcy Services,  Bankrup
Oliver & Reichel PA
11020 King St Ste 215
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 498-8814
Accident & Property Damage Attorneys,  Personal Injury Law Attorneys,  Attorneys,  Medical Malpracti
12Law.com   |  NASHVILLE, TN USA   |  CONTACT US