DNR Comfort Care Guide for Patients
Has your primary care physician, at your request, written an order that you wish to wear your "DNR: Comfort Care" or "DNR Comfort Care Arrest" bracelet both during and after your care at Cleveland Clinic?
If so, this bracelet, in addition to your doctor's order in the chart and the Advanced Directives which you have signed inform all of your physicians and nurses how you have chosen to be cared for during the latter stages of your illness.
We want you to know that your doctors and nurses respect your wishes and want to make you comfortable while providing you the best care.
What are DNR Comfort Care directives?
DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) Comfort Care directives tell all healthcare workers that they must not do the following:
Start an Intravenous Line (IV)»
Provide Respiratory Assistance »
Insert a Breathing Tube or Artificial Airway »
Initiate Cardiac Monitoring »
Perform Other Specific Interventions»
Many patients ask how the DNR: Comfort Care status will affect the decisions of physicians during any operative procedures. You and your loved ones might want to give some thought to the following options should surgery be needed:
Option 1: Discontinue Advance Directives During Surgery»
Option 2: Continue Advance Directives But Modify During Surgery»
Option 3: Request No Changes Made to DNR: Comfort Care Orders»
Download Do Not Resuscitate Orders and Comfort Care brochure.