ReSPECT process goes live on 18 March

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The Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment (ReSPECT) goes live in Norfolk and Waveney on the 18th March. The trust has produced a number of learning resources and information to help you understand this process.

ReSPECT can transcend geographic boundaries so we encourage staff members from all counties to undertake the e-learning. 

  • FAQ – this has been produced for all those questions you may have regarding the use of the ReSPECT form and how it works in practice (see download below)
  • AACE/JRCALC Poster- the poster is available for printing and displaying on stations (see download below)

The ReSPECT process has been developed by a UK-wide group, and has been facilitated by the Resuscitation Council (UK) and the Royal College of Nursing.
Its development was initiated following a systematic review of DNACPR decision-making.

ReSPECT focuses on treatments to be considered as well as those that are not wanted or would not work.
People with a complete ReSPECT form do not require a separate DNACPR form although it is important to be aware that a patient can have a ReSPECT form and still be in favour of cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

ReSPECT aims to inform decision making for ambulance clinicians when the patient may lose capacity to make decisions for themselves.
We would urge all frontline staff to make themselves about the ReSPECT process regardless of geographical location.

If you have any further questions, please contact

Published 12th March 2020


pdfReSPECT (0.14 MB)

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