Resuscitation Planning - 7 Step Pathway

Quality of life can be improved by health care teams by partnering early with a patient, Substitute Decision-Makers (SDMs), Person Responsible or significant others in making and documenting shared decisions about end-of-life treatment and care.

What is Resuscitation Planning- 7 Step Pathway?

A standardised process for the development and implementation of a clinical care plan which documents treatment decisions relating to a patient’s resuscitation and end-of-life care.

Tool 1 – Resuscitation Plan- 7 Step Pathway (PDF 76KB) - provides a summary of each step within the pathway; trigger, assessment, consultation, document the clinical care plan, transparency and communication, implementation and support of the patient, Substitute Decision-Maker(s) / person responsible, family and/ or carers.


Michele Sutherland
Safety and Quality Unit
(08) 8226 6539

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