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Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) Orders

Friday 15 September 2017
De Vere West Once Conference Centre, London

Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) Orders
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“There is evidence of variation and suboptimal practice in relation to DNACPR decisions across health-care settings. There were deficiencies in considering, discussing and implementing the decision, as well as unintended consequences of DNACPR decisions being made on other aspects of patient care.” Do-not-attempt-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation decisions: an evidence synthesis Health Services and Delivery Research 2016

“A comprehensive review in the NHS found shortcomings in considering, discussing, and implementing DNACPR decisions, as well as unintended consequences. The effects on patients and clinicians can be divided into three broad domains: futile or inappropriate CPR attempts, difficult and delayed discussion around DNACPR decisions, and inappropriate withholding of other treatments.”

“Given the weight of evidence against DNACPR decisions being made in isolation, how much (and what kind of) evidence is needed before a new approach is adopted? Some of the principles underpinning the new approaches to resuscitation decisions are already widely accepted—clinicians need to understand what is important to each individual patient and to advise their patients which outcomes are clinically possible or likely. Others are drawn from the research literature—conversations should be undertaken proactively before a crisis occurs; the option of attempting CPR should be discussed with more people, not just those needing DNACPR decisions or approaching the end of life; resuscitation decisions should be contextualised within overall goals of care. The aim of ensuring that recommendations are documented in such a way that patients receive the right treatments at the right time is one which is universally accepted. Changing the culture of resuscitation decision making will not be easy, but newer approaches may offer a step towards achieving this.” Resuscitation policy should focus on the patient, not the decision BMJ 2017; 356 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j813 (Published 28 February 2017)

This conference focuses on Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) Orders: Effective Practice & Alternative Approaches. The conference will focus on practical case studies of alternative approaches to DNACPR that have been adopted within the UK, and how these can be implemented into practice in your service. The conference will include a legal update session and support you to focus decisions on the patient, improving patient centred care and decision making in DNACPR decisions. There will also be an extended legal focus that will look at current practice and the legal implications of alternative approaches.

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