Journal article

Goals of patient care system change with video-based education increases rates of advance cardiopulmonary resuscitation decision-making and discussions in hospitalised rehabilitation patients

Claire E Johnson, Jeffrey C Chong, Anne Wilkinson, Barbara Hayes, Sonia Tait, Nicholas Waldron

INTERNAL MEDICINE JOURNAL | WILEY | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Advance cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) discussions and decision-making are not routine clinical practice in the hospital setting. Frail older patients may be at risk of non-beneficial CPR. AIM: To assess the utility and safety of two interventions to increase CPR decision-making, documentation and communication for hospitalised older patients. METHODS: A pre-post study tested two interventions: (i) standard ward-based education forums with CPR content; and (ii) a combined, two-pronged strategy with 'Goals of Patient Care' (GoPC) system change and a structured video-based workshop; against usual practice (i.e. no formal training). Participants were a random sample of patients..

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