Your Code Status is a designation that communicates the type of emergent healthcare you would, or would not, like to receive if your heart or breathing stops. Unlike the other types of Advance Directive, only a licensed physician or medical provider can sign a DNR order.
Your Code Status refers to whether or not you would like to receive Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or other life-saving measures.
Healthcare personnel will attempt CPR and provide all life-saving treatments. If an individual does not have a DNR of either type, Full Code will remain the default Code Status.
Do-Not-Resuscitate: Comfort Care Arrest (DNR-CCA)
Healthare personnel will provide all life-saving treatments unless your heart or breathing stops. Once your heart or breathing stops, only comfort care, or treatments that will ease pain and suffering, will be provided. CPR will not be initiated.
Do-Not-Resuscitate: Comfort Care Only (DNR-CCO)
Healthcare personnel will only provide comfort care, or treatments that will ease pain and suffering. CPR, ventilation, cardiac monitoring, and defibrillation will not be initiated.