Recently a member asked the following question.

Last week first aiders at a hotel attended a gentleman who had suffered a cardiac arrest in the hotel carpark. On arrival, they commenced CPR and applied an AED. Full resuscitation efforts were made. While attending to the gentleman the wife was becoming increasingly agitated saying that he had a Do Not Resuscitate order in place and was constantly asking them to stop all resuscitation efforts. The wife had no documentation available to show that her husband was DRN.

Should first aid/CPR have stopped once the wife verbally indicated that the patient had a DRN in place and if not, what is required in order for a first aider to withhold or stop CPR?

A response was provided by Michael Eburn and can be viewed at the link below.