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Decisions about Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Today's conference focuses on the important issue of effective person centred practice in CPR decisions and communication.

Conference Chair: Davina Hehir 
Director of Policy & Legal Strategy
Compassion in Dying

Empowering people to make informed decisions about their care

Jennifer Noel
Information Strategy and Development Manager
Compassion in Dying

• focusing on the patient, not the decision
• empowering people to record their wider preferences for care
• providing support for people, their families and as partners in personalised care, to understand what good practice looks like for CPR decisions

Decisions about Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Learning from the Pandemic

Rosie Benneyworth
Chief Inspector of Primary Medical Services and Integrated Care
Care Quality Commission

• learning from the pandemic
• the rapid review of how cardiopulmonary rescuscitation decisions were used during the coronavirus pandemic
• improving involvement of people using services, record keeping, and oversight and scrutiny of the decisions being made

Treatment Escalation Plans and involving patients in CPR decisions

Dr Dee Traue
Consultant, Palliative Care, North London Hospice

• learning from patients and involving them in CPR decisions
• treatment Escalation Plans explained
• our experience of adopting Treatment Escalation Plans
• moving forward: the challenges and some tips for success