Easy Questions  
Free Legal Documents

Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders in Alta, CA

Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders in Alta, CA


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 CA 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 CA 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 Alta, CA
A & D Immigration Svc
1412 17th St # 256
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 323-9999
Immigration Law Attorneys, Attorneys, Immigration & Naturalization Consultants
Kim & Mira Attorney's At Law
3022 International Blvd Ste 406
Oakland, CA 94601
(510) 437-9998
Attorneys, General Practice Attorneys, Legal Service Plans
Karen C Smith
1567 Yuba St
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 244-9998
Family Law Attorneys,  Attorneys,  Divorce Assistance,  Child Custody Attorneys,  Divorce Attorneys,
Paralegal Services Annick Haddad
14416 Victory Blvd Suite 201
Van Nuys, CA 91401
(818) 445-9992
Paralegals, Legal Document Assistance
Crary Bruce P
1484 E Main St # 2
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 641-9992
Labor & Employment Law Attorneys, Attorneys
Strauss Law Group
121 N Fir St # F
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 641-9992
Civil Litigation & Trial Law Attorneys, Attorneys, Labor & Employment Law Attorneys, Business Law At
The Lawyers Group Inc.
902 N Grand Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 558-9990
Personal Injury Law Attorneys,  Attorneys,  Legal Service Plans,  General Practice Attorneys
Easy Solutions Paralegal Svc
6277 Van Nuys Blvd
Van Nuys, CA 91401
(818) 442-9982
Paralegals
Addison, Kandy Paralegal Svs
4505 Allstate Drive, # 217
Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 680-9980
Paralegals, Attorneys
Murchison & Cummings
200 W Santa Ana Blvd # 801
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 972-9977
Attorneys, General Practice Attorneys, Labor & Employment Law Attorneys, Product Liability Law Attor
Akopyan Law Group Pasadena Civil Litigation
300 N Lake Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101
(818) 509-9975
Corporation & Partnership Law Attorneys,  Personal Injury Law Attorneys,  Attorneys,  Labor & Employ
Solucions Hispanas
2117 Lake Ave
Altadena, CA 91001
(626) 794-9974
Immigration Law Attorneys, Attorneys, Immigration & Naturalization Consultants
Chin, Geoffrey D
221 E Walnut St
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 229-9971
Probate Law Attorneys, Business Law Attorneys, Elder Law Attorneys, Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning
California Attorneys Group
1314 7th St
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 395-9954
General Practice Attorneys, Attorneys, Legal Service Plans
James C. Stevens
402 West Broadway, Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 934-9946
Real Estate Attorneys
Thomas G Roche
1850 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 239-9945
Attorneys, Legal Service Plans
Kalikas Anthony
2305 India St
San Diego, CA 92101
(858) 452-9937
General Practice Attorneys, Attorneys
Universal Law Group
430 S Garfield Ave Ste 300
Alhambra, CA 91801
(626) 308-9936
Attorneys, Legal Service Plans, Criminal Law Attorneys, Immigration Law Attorneys, Litigation & Tort
Albelais Alfonso
3730 12th St
Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 682-9933
Attorneys Referral & Information Service, Attorneys
Parker & Sander
755 Santa Rosa St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 541-9930
General Practice Attorneys, Attorneys
Orlando Megan G
1541 Ocean Ave # 200
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 451-9928
General Practice Attorneys, Attorneys
Linda A Jazo
1901 1st Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 235-9925
Business Law Attorneys,  Attorneys,  Accident & Property Damage Attorneys,  Corporation & Partnershi
Stuart J. Zander
707 Broadway, Suite 700
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 798-9925
Family Law Attorneys, General Practice Attorneys, Traffic Law Attorneys, Attorneys
Zampi Determan & Erickson LLP
225 Broadway Suite 1450
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 231-9920
Attorneys,  Legal Service Plans,  Personal Injury Law Attorneys,  Schools & Education Law Attorneys,
12Law.com   |  NASHVILLE, TN USA   |  CONTACT US