Hospice and ambulance service team up on Facebook to train paramedics in end of life care

May 17, 2017

Source: eHospice

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Date of publication: April 2017

Publication type: News Item

In a nutshell: The Hospice of St Francis and The East of England Ambulance NHS Trust (EEAST) joined forces earlier this month with a live Facebook chat about paramedics called to emergencies of patients at the end of life. The event was part of the ambulance service’s End of Life Care Awareness month and aims to increase the skills and knowledge of its paramedic team in relation to managing patients at the end of life.

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The route to success in end of life care – achieving quality in ambulance services

February 28, 2012

Source: National End of  Life Care Programme

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Date of publication: February 2012

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: Ambulance services make a crucial contribution to enabling people to have their stated care preferences met and to achieve a ‘good death’ – dying with dignity, ideally in the setting of their choice. The End of Life Care Strategy (DH 2008) recognised ambulance services’ key role in three important areas:
1. Rapid transfer of the dying
2. Developing appropriate transport for the person/carer
3. Developing robust information systems to ensure the wishes of the person (i.e. DNACPRs) are communicated to ambulance services and staff.

Length of publication: 40p.

Acknowledgement: National End of Life Care Programme  and Association of Ambulance Chief Executives