For patients undergoing elective procedures at the SurgiCenter or in a physician's office, life-sustaining procedures shall be taken if necessary until the patient can be transferred to a higher lever of care. Your advanced directive/do not resuscitate (DNR) will be suspended during your stay at the SurgiCenter.
What are Advanced Directives
Advanced directives allow patients to make their own decisions regarding the care they receive if they develop a terminal illness or a life-threatening injury. Advanced care directives can also designate someone the patient trusts to make decisions about medical care if the patient becomes unable to make (or communicate) these decisions.
If you have elected do not resuscitate (DNR) status in your advanced directive, this will be suspended during your SurgiCenter visit. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this, please discuss with your physician before your scheduled procedure date.