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Tick_stroke RCUK responds to new report on the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the UK’s nursing and residential homes

A recent report by the Queen's Nursing Institute provides insight into the effects of COVID-19 in a number of areas for those working in the nursing and residential home sector.

Statements 24 August 2020

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Tick_stroke RCUK Statement on COVID-19 Guidance for Bystander CPR

It remains important to attempt CPR if someone at home or in a public setting collapses and stops breathing or stops breathing normally (i.e. goes into cardiac arrest), while still keeping bystander rescuers as safe as possible. RCUK explains what to do to stay safe in an emergency.

Statements 14 August 2020

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Tick_stroke RCUK welcomes Government commitment to publish clearer guidance around DNACPR 

RCUK welcomes the news that Matt Hancock, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, has made a commitment to publish clearer guidance around DNACPR as soon as possible. We have heard too many stories of patients being pressured into agreeing not to have cardiopulmonary resuscitation attempted without any sense of shared decision-making or understanding of the relevance for them. 

Statements 18 July 2020

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Tick_stroke Donna Campbell on delivering safe Immediate Life Support courses during the COVID-19 pandemic 

Donna Campbell, resuscitation department manager at James Cook University Hospital, explains how she has facilitated the safe delivery of RCUK Immediate Life Support (ILS) courses during the COVID-19 pandemic.   

Case study 08 July 2020