Advance Directive Storage/DNR Orders

Advance Directive Storage

In the event of an emergency, will your wishes be known and honored? Will your loved ones be prepared to make decisions on your behalf if and when the time comes? Will your loved ones know where to find a copy of your advance directives?

With MedicAlert Foundation, your written advance directives are safely and confidentially stored and made available when and where they're needed. Storing your Advance Directive Order in your EMIR® ensures responders will be notified of it when they contact MedicAlert.

DNR Orders

Most emergency responders in the United States will initiate CPR or other life-sustaining measures unless they see a recognized DNR order for the patient. With a MedicAlert® membership, you’re able to communicate your pre-hospital Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders as part of your MedicAlert medical ID.

It’s important for you to consider your Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders before an emergency takes place. MedicAlert members can display their pre-hospital DNR orders on their medical IDs and store their orders in their EMIR as part of their membership.

There are several things to consider before signing a DNR or Advance Directive Order:

  • Discuss your care preferences and options with your physician and loved ones before completing a DNR order.
  • Store your notarized forms so your designated healthcare decision maker and your healthcare provider may retrieve them if they are needed.
  • Research the DNR laws in your county or state. These laws vary by region. You may find this information from your primary care physician, local hospital, or health department.

Included in the following memberships: