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Old 07-19-2011
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Medicolegal and Ethics What does a "DNI" mean?

CHRISTIAN JOHN, 60-year-old Professor , hospitalized with metastatic colon cancer signs a DNI order. This means that the medical staff treating him is required to

(A) discontinue narcotic pain medication
(B) attempt CPR in case of cardiac arrest
(C) refrain from prescribing future medications
(D) withhold IV fluid hydration
(E) Withhold Intubation
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Answer E.............
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I think D and E...But i will go with E
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Hi, where is this question from?

Do we need to know the abreviations? DNI = do not intubate?
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E) Withhold Intubation
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Dni= donot intubate
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E

Please post the answer too.
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I think D and E...But i will go with E
You're right that the answer is E, I think D might actually be illegal...I don't think they usually withhold fluid and hydration from any patient (you'd essentially be dehydrating and starving them to death ) Usually when a patient has a DNI or DNR, they keep giving the fluids and pain meds, i.e. comfort care, until they pass away.


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DNI= do not intubate
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