Table 1.

Staff questionnaire

QuestionOutcome
Where would you look to find a patient's resuscitation status?100% of respondents answered that they would reference the EPR banner on the ‘toolbar’ at the top right-hand corner of the patient's record
What documentation would suffice for you to NOT perform CPR?58% EPR toolbar banner alone
31% DNACPR form
8% documentation in clinical notes
Where would you access the trust policy on DNACPR decisions?73% of respondents knew how to access the trust policy
Are you aware of any resources for patients and/or relatives regarding DNACPR decisions? If yes, how would you access them?27% of respondents were aware of the current DNACPR/advanced care planning patient leaflet
What is your understanding of how an inpatient DNACPR decision is translated or communicated to the GP/primary care?77% of respondents would document in the discharge summary
11% would print the DNACPR form
11% would not communicate
  • CPR = cardiopulmonary resuscitation; DNACPR = do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation; EPR = electronic patient record; GP = general practitioner.