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Unit B23 Aerodrome Studios, 2-8 Airfield Way, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 3TH - Telephone: 01425 273297

Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR)

Course  Aims

The aim of this course is to give learners the knowledge to determining when not to carry out Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) on a patient, casualty or individual receiving care.  This course will also teach learners which medical conditions are included in a DNACPR and the ability to recognise the legally binding Advanced Decision Form.

The course is aimed at qualified medical practitioners especially nurses working in the health and social care sector.

Learners are to undertake written assessment.

Course  Content

On successful completion of this course the learner will be qualified to:

  • Understand the reasons for initiating DNACPR.
  • Know the importance of including the family, next of kin or power of attorney in any decision making.
  • Be competent in understanding good practices involving DNACPR.
  • Understand why DNACPR may be suspended or reserved with some incidents.
  • Understand the legislation incorporating the Mental Capacity Act, consent and the best interests involving the decision.
  • Understand criteria required for advanced decisions and advanced plans and under what circumstances they can be changed or withdrawn.

Course  Duration

1 Day (6 Hours)

Number  of  Delegates

Maximum 15


Price as per current Price List