South Dakota Do Not Resuscitate Form

EMS
CARDIOPULMONARY
RESUSCITATION
DIRECTIVE
South Dakota EMS
PATIENT INFORMATION (Type or Print)
Patient Name:___________________________________________________ # ________________
Address: _________________________________ City: ________________State:_____ Zip: _______
D.O.B: ______________Gender: M-
F-
Eye Color: ________ Hair Color: ____________
Race/Ethnic Background: ___________________________________
Hospice Program Name (if applicable): __________________________________________________
Attending Physician, Physician Assistant, or Nurse Practitioner Name, Address & Phone Number:
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
CERTIFICATION OF COMFORT ONE STATUS/EMS-CPR ADVANCE DIRECTIVE
This form constitutes reliable documentation that the above identified patient is certified as a COMFORT ONE
patient and as such directs EMS personnel, health care providers and health care facilities to not resuscitate the
patient in accordance with the South Dakota EMS Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Directive Statute.
DO NOT RESUSCITATE
Patient Signature: __________________________________________ Date: __________________
My signature below constitutes and confirms standing orders to emergency medical services personnel, health
care providers and health care facilities to follow the COMFORT ONE / South Dakota EMS Cardiopulmonary
Resuscitation Directive protocols. I affirm that this order is written in accordance with accepted medical and
ethical guidelines.
Physician, Physician Assistant, or Nurse Practitioner Signature: _____________________ Date: _______
INFORMATION TO PATIENT
This form certifies you as a COMFORT ONE patient under South Dakota law. If this form or COMFORT ONE bracelet is
presented to pre-hospital emergency response personnel, they are required to provide the care described on the reverse
side. Emergency medical care will be directed at preventing avoidable suffering and providing supportive comfort measures.
It is understood that as a COMFORT ONE patient you will be allowed to die in the natural course of your illness or disease.
REVOCATION
The COMFORT ONE status of the patient may be revoked, at any time by the patient or the person authorized to make
medical decisions for the patient. Written notice of the revocation shall be provided in writing as soon as practical to the
Department, the attending physician and to those who have actual notice of the CPR directive.
If this form or a bracelet is not immediately available the patient will be resuscitated!
PATIENT’S COPY
INFORMATION FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL
If you are presented with the Comfort One form or encounter a patient wearing a Comfort One
bracelet, South Dakota law requires that you follow the Comfort One/South Dakota EMS
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Directive protocols.
For a Comfort One patient, emergency medical services personnel:
WILL:
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Assist in maintenance of an open airway, excluding advanced airway procedures such as the
insertion of PtL, combitubes or endotracheal intubation;
Provide suction;
Provide oxygen;
Provide pain medications as directed by patient’s physician, physician assistant, or nurse
practitioner;
Control bleeding;
Provide comfort care; and
Be supportive to patient and family.
If someone else has already begun resuscitating a Comfort One patient prior to your arrival you:
WILL WITHHOLD OR WITHDRAW:
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Chest Compressions;
Defibrillation;
Advanced airway procedures;
Assisted breathing; or
Administration of resuscitation medications.
Please mail 3rd copy of Completed form to:
Emergency Medical Services
SD Department of Public Safety
118 West Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501-2000