Out-of-Hospital DNR (OOHDNR) Order Policy Term Definition

An order, prepared and signed by the attending physician of a person, that  documents the instructions of a person or the person's legally authorized representative and directs health care professionals acting in an out-of-hospital setting not to initiate or continue the following life-sustaining treatments: cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR); endotracheal intubation or other advanced airway management; artificial ventilation; defibrillation; transcutaneous cardiac pacing; and other life-sustaining treatments as specified by the Texas Board of Health.  The term does not include authorization to withhold medical interventions or therapies considered necessary to provide comfort care or to alleviate pain or to provide water or nutrition.