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Please find below eforms (writable pdf version). These forms can be filled-out and saved. Any issues opening these files please contact your technical department.
This documents the decision not to offer cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the event of a cardiac or respiratory arrest. It also documents the reason for the decision and other details and is concordant with the Mental Capacity Act.
This documents an adult patients (over 18 years of age) decision to refuse a specific treatment. It complies with requirements when refusing life- sustaining treatment and applies in all settings for people aged 18 years and over.
This documents the care needed during and after an anticipated emergency. These decisions will have been made with the individual if they have capacity, or of they do not have capacity by the best interest process, the person with parental responsibility or a court order. It does not include a CPR decision. It applies in all settings and all ages.
North West Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (NEAS) have been working in conjunction with the End of Life Clinical Network informatics team and have designed a form to allow a ‘flag’ to be added to their system. This will be communicated to a crew on route to an address so that on arrival forms are requested for verification.