Inpatient Providers: New Epic Inpatient DNR Witness Signature Process


Witnesses who observe a patient’s verbal consent to an inpatient Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order are no longer required to sign the Acknowledgement and Consent for Do-Not-Resuscitate Order and Modified Codes form or any other documentation. This also applies to Modified DNR codes.

  • Two witnesses must still observe the patient’s verbal consent to the DNR.

  • The physician issuing the DNR order must type the two witnesses’ names in the Epic inpatient DNR order set.

  • The Witnesses Signature form link will no longer display.

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