Can you assist ventilations when a patient has a DNR? I had a call recently where a patient had a DNR, she was GCS 6, breathing spontaneously at a rate of 20 but there was very little air movement and an O2 sat in the low 80’s after we put her on a high concentration mask. I decided it was appropriate to assist her ventilations with a BVM to try to push oxygen deeper in her lungs. This did seem to help because when we arrived at the hospital she was now opening her eyes spontaneously, had a GCS of 10 and her O2 sats got to low 90’s. I just want to clarify the difference between assisted ventilations and using a BVM for resuscitation when it comes to DNR’s.