Care in the Last Days of Life
Time: Half day
Aim: It is recognised the individual is entering the last days of life and best practice is provided

Objectives: By the end of the session the domiciliary care organisation representative will be able to:
Recognise the point where the individual enters the dying phase
Have an awareness of the use of advance care planning documents when the service user is in the last days of life
Recognise the difference between a planned and unplanned hospital admission at the end of life
Have an understanding of the use of  the 5 Priorities for Care of the Dying Person
Have an awareness of the use of syringe pumps
Know how to ensure the person’s spiritual, religious and cultural needs are met
Develop further the domiciliary care organisation End of Life Care Policy

Handouts and Leaflets
Support Sheet - What to do After Death
Information on what to do when someone dies
Download: Support Sheet - What to do After Death
Role of the Key Worker
Guidance around the key worker role applying to the delivery of both supportive and palliative care
Download: Role of the Key Worker
Significant Event Analysis Template
Provides a template to record a Significant Event
Download: Significant Event Analysis Template
STOP Resource Poster
Poster for the organisation to display somewhere clearly visible to provide prompts to be considered when staff are requesting advice
Download: STOP Resource Poster
STOP Resource Prompt Card
Prompt card for the domiciliary care workforce to support their decision making
Download: STOP Resource Prompt Card
North West Model and Good Practice Guide
Model of delivery of End of Life Care advocated by North West Clinical Pathways Group
Download: North West Model and Good Practice Guide
Customs and Religious Protocols
A handout that provides an overview of customs and protocols for different religions and cultures
Download: Customs and Religious Protocols
Audits
Post Death Information Audit Ongoing
Allows the domiciliary care organisation representative to collect data to monitor practice throughout the Six Steps Programme
Download: Post Death Information Audit Tool Ongoing
Other Supporting Materials
Attendance Register
A register that can be used at any events and workshops
Download: Attendance Register
Step 5 Workshop PowerPoint Presentation
An overview of step 5
Download: Step 5 Workshop PowerPoint Presentation
The Route to Success
The programme is based on The Route to Success and guides each workshop
Download: The Route to Success in Domiciliary Care
One Chance to Get It Right
A Leadership Alliance document setting out the approach to caring for dying people that Health and Care Organisations should adopt
Download: One Chance to Get it Right
Duties and Responsibilities of Health and Care Staff
Priorities for Care of the Dying Person with Prompts for Staff
Download: Duties and Responsibilities of Health and Care Staff
The Duties and Responsibilities of Health and Care Staff
Priorities for Care of the Dying Person – a handy guide of the above document
Download: The Duties and Responsibilities of Health and Care Staff
Step 5 To Do List
Checklist of actions to be completed before the next workshop
Download: Step 5 To Do List
Workshop Evaluation Form
Provides feedback to the facilitators, which will help continually develop and improve the delivery of the programme
Download: Workshop Evaluation Form