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Inside EMS Podcast: The difference between in-hospital and out-of-hospital DNR's

Our co-hosts take on the topic of DNR's and advance directives after an unconscious man with a "Do Not Resuscitate" tattoo sparked dilemma at a hospital


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In this Inside EMS Podcast episode, co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson take on the topic of DNR's and advance directives. 

An unconscious man with a 'Do Not Resuscitate' tattoo across his chest was recently admitted to a Florida hospital, sparking an ethical dilemma for doctors. The patient had no identification or family with him and doctors originally chose to ignore the tattoo until speaking with an ethics consultant.

How would you handle this situation? What is the difference between in-hospital and out-of-hospital DNR's? Additionally, how would you handle a situation when no DNR paperwork is presented?

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