Discussions and Decision Making for uDNACPR Course

uDNACPR Course facilitated by Solent NHS Trust, Southern Health Foundation Trust
and Rowans Hospice

A practical course for discussions and decision making with regard to Unified Do Not Attempt
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (uDNACPR).

uDNACPR Course date:

Friday 24 November

09:00 – 16:30

Places on this course are free for Southern Health NHS Trust and Solent NHS Trust staff.
For those working in areas outside these NHS Trusts, the cost will be £80 per person.
Fees include all course materials, refreshments  and a light lunch

uDNACPR Course Venue:

Rowans Hospice, Purbrook Heath Road, Purbrook, Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO7 5RU

Aim of the training:

To increase confidence and competence in making and communicating these decisions with patients and/or relatives.

Outline of the day:
  • What is the uDNACPR form?
  • Role of the Clinician completing the form;
  • MCA 2005 and DNACPR decisions;
  • Demonstration of discussion (DVD);
  • Discussion practice;
  • Completing the uDNACPR form.
Reasons supporting this training:
  • Benefits to patients / carers skilled communication in a timely discussion and less inappropriate resuscitation attempts;
  • Facilitates more natural and dignified deaths;
  • Avoids repeated and sometimes distressing discussions if Senior Nurses can complete the process;
  • Benefits to organisations—part of skilled advance care planning, greater user satisfaction and less complaints;
  • Benefits to Senior Nurses—increased job satisfaction;
  • Potential to influence improved bereavement outcomes.

To book a place or for more information please contact: education@rowanshospice.co.uk

Target Audience:

Both Nurses and Doctors can attend this course.

The Nursing Midwifery Council recognises that in certain cases it will be appropriate for appropriately trained Senior Nurses to fulfil this role.

The NHS makes no obligation for individual organisations to train Senior Nurses to undertake this role. However, there are Senior Nurses who have the right competency and skills set to enable them to have these discussions, to the benefit of their patients and organisations.

The decision to train Senior Nurses in this extended role lies with individual organisations. These organisations retain accountability for the clinical governance for DNACPR decisions that originate within their operational jurisdiction.

If you are interested, please ensure you have your Managers approval and then contact the Specialist
Palliative Care Community CNS team within either Solent NHS Trust or Southern Health Foundation Trust.

Senior Nurses will need to complete a competency framework issued by the CNS from the SPCT’s. The Senior Nurse’s Manager (or appropriate person) will need to sign off their competencies before attending the study day. This will incorporate practice discussions before undertaking this extended role.

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