Lincolnshire Specific Guidance & Policies

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Lincolnshire guidance on planning for the future
17th September 2015

The purpose of this guidance document is to support staff involved with advance care planning (ACP) and decision making for people with life limiting illness. This includes advanced decisions to refuse treatment (ADRT) and do not resuscitate (DNACPR). Please note that the do not resuscitate documents have been superseded.

Palliative Adult Network Guidelines (PANG)
13th October 2015

The site aims to offer up-to-date, evidence based information and guidance on professional aspects of palliative care. You are members of the East Midlands Cancer Network.

BTS Guidelines for Home Oxygen Use
29th January 2016

Palliative Oxygen Therapy is specifically discussed on pages 26 - 27 of the document. These are guidelines for Home Oxygen Use in adults and may not be appropriate in all circumstances. Published in Thorax June 2015. Recommended by our community respiratory team.

Your guide to decisions about cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
13th April 2016

This leaflet has been created to help you have a conversation with a health or social care professional about whether you want CPR. Produced by the NHS, this is used by most organisations in England.

Subcutaneous injections by carers
17th September 2015

A local policy to allow informal carers to give injections to palliative care patients in the community

Oxygen Guidance Information
29th January 2016

Health Professionals Guide to Completing Part A HOOF produced by Air Liquide. Recommended by our community respiratory team.

Syringe driver policy and protocol
17th September 2015

This policy applies to the use of the CME McKinley T34 Syringe driver for subcutaneous infusions in adults in palliative care.

Community Falls Pack (version 2)
15th December 2015

A collection of prompts aimed at clinicians to systematically assess patients after a fall. The aim is to provide good care planning and be able to consider the possible causes and review effectively. Some patients will be identified who are frail and in the last year of their life.

Prevention of pressure damage in palliative patients
17th September 2015

Guidance as to how to try and prevent pressure damage to the skin in palliative and end of life patients.

Dementia – a Lincolnshire joint strategy 2014-7
17th September 2015

Lincolnshire's interpretation of the The National Dementia Strategy

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