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What is a "No Code" or "Do Not Resuscitate" (DNR) Order?

Every person admitted to an Avera facility will receive life-sustaining treatment, including CPR, unless a decision not to code (not to revive from apparent death) has been previously made. A “No Code” or “DNR” order is made only after thoughtful discussion between the physician, a competent person and any others involved in the decision-making process.

If a decision is made that one should not receive life-sustaining treatment and the physician authorizes a “No Code” or “DNR” order, it does not mean that all medical and nursing care will be withheld. Supportive care will continue to be provided.