Critical Care Palliation with Ashley Shreves

By Gene Schiappa, MD

Please refer to EMCrit

As terminal disease course progresses:

Disease driven care: decrease

Palliative care : increase

 

Overall care required may increase.

Patients and family require additional assistance and services.

 

3 areas of improvement

1. Communication

Never say:

-Do you want us to do everything?

-Do you want us to Resuscitate him/her?

-There is nothing more we can do.

 

2. Environment

-Private room

-Turn off monitors

 

3. Symptom Management

Dyspnea

-Opiods

-Opiods

-Opiods

Post-Test Here

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