Dyspnea Management

Jul 24th, 2018

    July’18 Pharmacist’s Corner Management Dyspnea ... read more

Diabetes Management

Jun 13th, 2018

Did you know that A1c’s below 7.5% are associated with an increased mortality rate?   After years of striving to keep an A1c at 7% or lower, that once magic number becomes deadly. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) released updated guidelines switching the focus in older, less active adu ... read more

Appropriate  Medications

May 2nd, 2018

Using medications appropriately in hospice is more than simply making sure to follow the prescriber’s directions. Appropriate use of medications means the difference between a good and great quality of life for the patient. It also means the difference between a happy boss and a boss with a scowl ... read more

Terminal Secretions

Mar 29th, 2018

Sounds made near the time of death as a result of fluid collecting in the throat and/or chest. Not all hospice patients develop terminal secretions; however, it is best to know how to manage them if they do occur.   ... read more

Treating Nausea and Vomiting in Hospice

Feb 2nd, 2018

Nausea may be only the fourth most common symptom/complaint at end of life, but it is one of the most disruptive to both the patient and family members. ... read more

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