Using SPICT to predict risk of dying

Colleagues from the international SPICT community have published studies looking at use of SPICT to identify those with a higher risk of dying in geriatric inpatient wards (Belgium) and in primary care (Australia). They said: “SPICT seems to be valuable for identifying geriatric patients in need of palliative care as it demonstrates significant association with … Read more

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Use of SPICT-LIS

Here is a new report on SPICT for Lower Income Settings by Dr Dan Munday who leads the SPICT-LIS special interest group following his presentation at the recent Indian Palliative Care Conference. Published in the Indian Journal of Palliative Care Download Use of SPICT-LIS

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SPICT in Primary Care and Elderly Care

Two new studies have been published using SPICT in primary care and in elderly care: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28792787 This is a paper from Ghent in Belgium evaluating use of SPICT in a geriatric population www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27432607 This study used SPICT combined with the Irish Hospice care planning tool – Think Ahead to improve care planning with frail patients … Read more

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SPICT in Nepal

Colleagues in Nepal, led by SPICT Partner Dr Dan Munday, are working on an adapted SPICT for use in Nepal and other similar healthcare systems. Do contact the SPICT programme team if you’d like to join in with this work.  

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A Quality Improvement approach to improving Anticipatory Care Planning & Key Information Summary access at St John’s Hospital

Poster presentation from the acute medicine unit at St John’s Hospital, W Lothian, Scotland This collaborative project showed that ward staff were able to identify people with deteriorating health for anticipatory care planning and use the electronic key information summary to read plans uploaded by general practitioners. Staff members need support and training to ensure that timely identification … Read more

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SPICT in Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals

The respiratory medicine team in Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust have used SPICT combined with 3 possible actions to increase identification of patients at risk of deteriorating and dying for anticipatory care planning. The team presented a poster at the European Respiratory Society Congress in Amsterdam in Septmeber 2015. They also developed a … Read more

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