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New guidance says CPR conversations must be ‘sensitive but realistic’ By Jo Stephenson – Nursing

New guidance on cardiopulmonary resuscitation makes it clear clinicians should talk to frail patients about whether to attempt it at the earliest opportunity, despite recent concerns these conversations were not being handled sensitively.

The updated CPR guidance, issued by the British Medical Association, Resuscitation Council and the Royal College of Nursing, emphasises the value of making decisions about whether to attempt CPR in advance of a crisis where possible.

But it stresses these conversations should be undertaken by “healthcare professionals necessary training and expertise”, and carried out in a “sensitive but realistic manner”.

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