This practical study day is relevant for senior clinicians in the local region. It will help to develop their competence and confidence in leading Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) discussions.
DNACPR is known to be a challenging topic. The primary aim of this study day is to provide an opportunity to practice these conversations in a safe environment. Clinicians will learn through the process of feedback and self-assessment techniques.
The course may also be used as part of a wider competency training package, ratified by provider organisations. A key objective of this training is to support senior clinicians to formally take on the role of Senior Responsible Clinician in relation to DNACPR which will then enable them to lead on DNACPR discussions and documentation without the need of further verification from a medical colleague.
This study day will run over a full working day, with key topics including:
- Decisions relating to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
- Review of Mental Capacity Act and DNACPR decisions
- Clinical considerations and evidence that underpin DNACPR decisions.
- Recording DNACPR decisions
St Clare Hospice nurses and medical consultants will be delivering these sessions in person, at the Hospice. They will be leading the sessions together with the Clinical Lead for End of Life Care at Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) and medical consultants from the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAH).
The DNACPR Study Day will also include discussions of case studies related to real clinical practice. Each clinician will get the opportunity to lead a DNACPR discussion with support from facilitators and the wider group.
This session will also run on Tuesday 27th September at St Clare Hospice
Admission on to this course is via invitation. For more information, and to apply for acceptance onto the course, email: [email protected]