DNR Bracelets & Necklaces
If you have a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) Order, you likely have it on file with your local hospital system. If you are a patient or resident at an assisted living, nursing facility, hospice, or other healthcare setting, it is also likely that the administration and your care team all have access to and knowledge of your legal directives. In some settings, as directed by the American Hospital Association and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), patients wear a purple DNR band as a visual reminder to healthcare providers.
Outside of a healthcare facility, however, communicating your end-of-life decisions is more complicated. This is why many people choose to wear a Do Not Resuscitate bracelet or DNR necklace. These items are designed to quickly and easily communicate that you have a DNR Order and do not wish to receive life-saving medical treatment.
Does Wearing DNR Medical ID Jewelry Work?
DNR Orders are, of course, not only for people living in a healthcare setting. When living outside of such a facility, self-advocacy with regard to your DNR Order is extremely important. This is where a DNR bracelet comes into play.
DNR bracelets are medical IDs, and med IDs are simple, convenient tools for communicating your identity, medical information, and emergency contacts. DNR bands and necklaces are designed to quickly communicate your wishes and direct medical personnel to your written DNR Order, which you may want to carry on your person.
Whether you choose a Do Not Resuscitate band or a necklace, it is important to note that laws and regulations vary by country, state, locality, and even by responding organization. This means that, while wearing DNR med ID jewelry may be helpful, there is no guarantee that it will be read and/or obeyed by a first responder or other medical provider.
The communication of and adherence to your DNR Order is something to discuss with your family, care providers, and legal counsel with knowledge of your local laws, statutes, and practices.
What to Include on a Custom DNR Necklace or Bracelet
When deciding what to engrave on your DNR bracelet, start with the basics:
- DNR Status
- Where to access your DNR order
- Emergency contact information
Of course, having a DNR Order does not mean you have no other pertinent information to convey on your med ID. You may also have allergies, conditions, and treatment restrictions unrelated to your DNR.
Lauren’s Hope DNR Jewelry
With custom engraving, every Lauren’s Hope medical ID can be used to convey your DNR status. You are not limited to a small selection of pre-engraved DNR bracelets or necklaces. That customization is especially important, as it helps provide a means of identification and access to your emergency contact information.
There are a lot of different types of med IDs you might choose to wear as DNR bracelets and necklaces. You might choose a DNR band that’s made of simple silicone, a DNR necklace pendant with an embellished pattern, or a custom DNR medical bracelet in stainless steel, leather, crystal, or sterling silver.
Shop DNR Jewelry at Lauren’s Hope Today
When you choose Lauren’s Hope for your med ID needs, you get more than your selected DNR bracelet or necklace. You get our best-in-class service, including:
- In-house, highly trained, US-based Customer Care
- Master Engravers who individually review and craft every engraving
- A FREE one-year warranty
- The ability to use your FSA/HSA card
- The knowledge that you are buying from a family-owned, American business
*Please note that laws and regulations vary widely. It is important to discuss the specifics of your DNR with your family, health care surrogate, physician, and legal counsel. The intent of this article is not to provide medical or legal advice, but rather general information about DNRs and DNR Medical IDs. Nothing in this article should be interpreted as legal or medical advice.