Welcome to the Healthcare Professionals Section. This is an information point displaying all end of life and palliative care resource that is accessible for patients, carers and health care professionals. This information not only cover services offered by St Luke's Hospice Plymouth, but aims to sign-post to other external health care providers who may be able to offer additional care, support and advice.
Winter 2016 - Professional Update Summer 2016 - Professional Update
If you are a Patient or Carer, please click here.If you are a Medical Student, please click here.If you are an end of life care champion or care home, please click here.
Below are some helpful links and documents for managing palliative care patients:
A booklet for patients and families on what to expect when someone important to you is dyingA guide to equivalent doses for opiod drugsAdvance Care Plan - Planning for your future care
EOL Easy Read Care Plan
Advance Care Planning Guidance for Support Staff
EOLC Plan Feedback FormAdvice leaflet for patients driving with sedative medicationBMA guidance on resuscitationCPR and TEP Booklet for PatientsDevon TEP document (Treatment Escalation Plan)FAQ regarding TEPDevon doctors 'out of hours' treatment for patients with palliative care needs
Guidelines for NaloxoneGuidelines for prescribing for syringe drivers in palliative care for GPsGuidance on the use of opioids in renal impairment in palliative careGuidance on the withdrawal of ventilation updateIntroductory guide to planning your future careManaging the last few days of life at home advice sheet for GPsPlymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Department of Microbiology guidelines
Referral Criteria for Crisis Team
Referral Criteria for Community Specialist Palliative Care Services
Referral Form for Community Specialist Palliative Care
Referral Criteria for Inpatient Unit
Referral Form for LymphoedemaReferral guideance notes for LymphoedemaReferral flow chart for LymphoedemaSouth and West Devon formulary palliative chapter
Supply difficulties with diamorphine injection: Guidance on alternatives, May 2016Syringe driver drug compatibility
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