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Using Resuscitation Plans in End of Life Decisions

Doc type: Policy Directive
Compliance with this policy directive is mandatory.

Doc No.: PD2014_030

Functional Group - Sub Group:
Clinical/ Patient Services - Medical Treatment
Clinical/ Patient Services - Aged Care

Summary
This document describes the standards and principles relating to appropriate use of Resuscitation Plans by NSW Public Health Organisations for patients 29 days and older. A Resuscitation Plan is a medically authorised order to use or withhold resuscitation measures and which documents other aspects of treatment relevant at end of life.

Date of Publication: 08 September 2014

Replaces:

  • CPR - Decisions Relating to No Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Orders [GL2008_018]
Author Branch: Office of the Chief Health Officer

This document applies to: Board Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Chief Executive Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Affiliated Health Organisations, Community Health Centres, Government Medical Officers, NSW Ambulance Service, Public Health Units, Public Hospitals

Audience: Clinical staff involved in decisions about use of resuscitation and other end of life measures

Distributed to: Public Health System, Divisions of General Practice, NSW Ambulance Service , Ministry of Health, Private Hospitals and Day Procedure Centres , Tertiary Education Institutes

Review Date: 08 September 2019

Policy Manual: Not applicable

File No: 12/5529

Status: Active

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Using Resuscitation Plans in End of Life Decisions

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