Don't order continuous telemetry monitoring outside of the intensive care unit without using a protocol that governs continuation. ... Don't delay palliative care for a patient with serious illness who has physical, psychological, social or spiritual
Some may want both palliative care and antibiotics. The only way to know is to ask. ... Antimicrobial use for symptom management in patients receiving hospice and palliative care: a systematic review.
Palliative care may be another area where clinicians notice differences in how Latino patients respond. ... The main thing is being very open with the patient and the family and explaining what palliative care means.
Watson's National Health Care Practice, which provides risk management services to hospitals and long-term care facilities. ... Hospitals can borrow from the comprehensive risk assessment tools used by long-term care or skilled nursing facilities, said
Researchers found that 17.9% of hospitalizations resulted in another acute care encounter within 30 days. ... The authors noted that the project's interventions (such as better elder care in the community, palliative care counseling, disease management,
Among Medicare fee-for-service decedents, the proportion of deaths occurring in an acute care hospital decreased from 32.6% in 2000 to 19.8% in 2015. ... It is difficult to disentangle efforts such as public education, promotion of advance directives
Everyone has questions about the future of health care financing, but those who work at small hospitals have particular reason to wonder. ... Look for tips on what not to do in palliative care and advice on diagnosing and treating inpatients with
Patients were followed for the passage of stools and for ICU-acquired bacterial infections until ICU discharge, death, or a decision to move to palliative care. ... Overall, these study results may help to identify ventilation patients at high risk for
Early palliative care improves quality of life in patients with metastatic lung cancer. ... Results were published in the August Critical Care Medicine. A pooled OR indicated no overall mortality/clinical response benefit with combination therapy (OR,
The following four cases and commentary address palliative care. They are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP14).. ... Correct answer: D. Palliative care. Palliative care is the most appropriate treatment for this patient