Deactivation of ICD's towards the end of life


Deactivation of implantable cardioverter defibrillators towards the end of life Includes Protocol for the Emergency Deactivation of an Implantable Cardiovertor Defibrillator (ICD) for terminally ill patients in the community who are too ill to return to hospital for the procedure.

Document is relevant to Community Nursing staff, Heart Failure nurse specialists, Palliative Care nurse and medical specialists, General Practitioners. Also relevant to hospice and care home staff.

Download full document