New PDF release: Adult Medical Emergencies Handbook

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Adult medical emergencies handbook | NHS LOTHIAN: UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS DIVISION | 2009/11 29 THE PATIENT WHO IS NOT COMPETENT TO MAKE A DECISION ABOUT RESUSCITATION • Enquire about previous wishes from the relevant others to help the clinical team make the most appropriate decision. Continue to communicate progress to them. • A Treatment Plan under Section 47 of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act must be completed prior to a DNAR decision being made. • Continue to communicate progress to the relevant others.

Death where there is evidence or suspicion of homicide; Death by drowning; Death by burning, scalding, fire or explosion; Death due to an accident including vehicles, aircraft, ship or train; Death resulting from an accident in the course of work: voluntary or charitable; Death where circumstances indicate possible suicide; Death following abortion, legal or illegal; Deaths while under legal custody; Any death which occurred in a GP surgery, Health Centre or similar facility; Any death due to violent, suspicious or unexplained circumstances.

Valuables held in cashier office? Post Mortem if required - Patient’s family must sign Copy of signed post mortem consent given to family? Cremation Form B (if appropriate) completed? Cremation Form B (if appropriate) sent to mortuary? Infection Certificate for undertaker sent to mortuary? Consultant informed - within 24 hours GP contacted - within 24 hours Medical records informed - within 24 hours Cancel any follow-up appointments if already booked prior to death Arrangements to collect death certificate: Date / / Other comments: Determine family’s wishes regarding jewellery?

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