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Never been a big tattoo fan, but after reading that, I might consider a big "NO CODE" tat on my chest.

Experience show that it's sometimes not enough, and if no explicit paperwork can be found medics will perform CPR anyway...

s/will perform/are obligated to perform/

In most cases, EMS in the field is operating under a fairly tightly defined set of protocols. Those protocols define what is or isn't a valid "Advanced Directive"

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