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Step 5: care in the last days of life

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Step 5 Workshop

Time: Half day

Aim: It is recognised the resident is entering the last days of life and best practice is provided.

Objectives: By the end of the session the care home representative will be able to:

  • Recognise the difference between a planned and unplanned inappropriate hospital admission at end of life
  • Recognise the point where the resident enters the dying phase
  • Awareness of duties and responsibilities in relation to the priorities for care of the dying person
  • Review advance care planning documentation when the Individual Plan of Care is implemented
  • Have an understanding of the use of the Individual Plan of Care document
  • Know how to care for relatives, significant others, staff and other residents with dignity when a resident enters the dying phase
  • Develop further the Care Home End of Life Care Policy

Resources

Attendance Register - Register.

The Route to Success - The programme is based on The Route to Success and guides each workshop.

One Chance To Get It Right - June 2014 publication from the Leadership Alliance setting out the approach to caring for dying people that Health and Care Organisations should adopt.

Priorities of Care for the Dying Person; duties and responsibilities - June 2014 publication from the Leadership Alliance outlining the duties and responsibilities of Health and Care Staff with prompts for practice.

North West End of Life Good Practice Guide - provides guidance on best practice in End of Life Care.  

Support Sheet 8 - provides a link to a web guide for duties and responsibilities of the Health and Social Care Professional on the priorities for care of the dying person.

Support Sheet 9 - provides information on what to do when someone dies.

Significant Event Analysis (SEA) Template - provides a template to record a Siginificant Event.

999 Poster - provides guidance on what points to consider when calling an ambulance.

To Do List - checklist of actions to be completed before the next workshop.

Evaluation - provides feedback to the facilitator, which will help continually improve delivery of the programme.