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





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