Advance Care Plans (ACP)
An advance care plan is a way of recording what a person wants in relation to all current and future care. This can include future medical treatments and procedures, in an event where a person loses their capacity to make their own decisions.
Before surgery a member of your medical team may ask whether you have an ACP.
It could be used in the event of heart failure during surgery, and enables the medical team and the family to feel safe in the knowledge that they are carrying out your wishes.