An elderly patient with respiratory failure informs the nurse that she does not want to be placed on a ventilator. What should the nurse do next?


•The physician must determine patient competency before a DNR or DNI form can be signed. Also, the DNR order must be signed by the physician in order to make it valid.

Incorrect options:

•The patient's family may only be consulted with consent from the patient.

•The hospice team may be consulted only by a physician's order to do so.

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