The point comes when the resident enters the dying phase. It is vital that staff recognise the person is dying and take the appropriate action. How someone dies remains a lasting memory for

relatives, friends and care staff involved.

Time: Half day
Aim: It is recognised the resident is entering the last days of life, and best
practice is provided


By the end of the session the Care Home Representative will be able to:

• Recognise the difference between an appropriate and inappropriate hospital admissions at end of life

• Recognise the point when the resident enters the dying phase

• Review advance care planning documents when the Liverpool Care Pathway is implemented

• Have an understanding of the use of the Liverpool Care Pathway document

• Know how to care for relatives, significant others, staff and other residents with dignity when a resident enters the dying phase

• Develop further the care home End of Life Care policy.

This workshop should be proceeded with mandatory supporting education.  More information can be found here. 

Supporting Documents:                                                          

Attendance register   

This basic register can be used at any events and workshops to keep a record of delegates.

The Routes to Success

The programme is based on the Routes to Success and this document can provide further background to the programme. 

Significant Event Analysis Template  

This documents is a template which can be used when completing a significant event analysis. 

999 Poster

This poster can be placed somewhere clearly visible and provides various prompts which should be considered beofre calling for an ambulance. 

Support sheet 8

This support sheet provides information on the dying process.

Support sheet 9

This support sheet provides a guidance on what to do when someone dies.

Step 5 to do list  

This provides a checklist of actions which should be completed before the next workshop.

Evaluation form 

This evaulation form can be used to allow delegates to provide any feedback.  This feedback will help facilitators to continually develop and improve the delivery of the programme. 

Useful Links:

Religious needs resource

This useful resource provides information around dietary needs, key issues and death and dying for many different religions and beleif systems.  The resource should be used as a guide, but not as a substitute for individual spiritual and religious needs assessment, in supportive, palliative and end of life care


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