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CPR: unified approach to implementing advanced care plans vital for ambulance crews

Pre-hospital systems for respecting end of life wishes need to be explored for true person-centred care
CPR

Pre-hospital systems for respecting end of life wishes need to be explored for true person-centred care

In January 2017, The Resuscitation Council, the Royal College of Nursing and the British Medical Association issued a joint statement on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

The statement noted that ‘where no explicit decision about CPR has been considered and recorded in advance there should be an initial presumption in favour of CPR’.

However, it needed to be emphasised that initial presumption in favour of CPR ‘does not mean indiscriminate application of CPR that is of no benefit and not

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