Tag: Caregiver Training

Educational Topics for Hospice Nurses During Admission and Post-Admission Visits

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As a hospice registered nurse case manager, your role is pivotal in providing compassionate end-of-life care to patients and supporting their families. Effective education during admission and post-admission visits is crucial to ensure comprehensive care and minimize unnecessary visits and calls. Here's a guide to the educational topics you should cover during these visits, with a focus on patient comfort and preparing for a dignified end-of-life journey.
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Preparing for a Good Death: Topics to Cover with Hospice Patients and Their Families

I have worked with countless terminally ill patients and their families. One of the most important aspects of hospice care is ensuring that the patient and their loved ones are prepared for the end of life. In this article, I will cover the topics that hospice nurses should discuss with patients and caregivers to ensure a good death.
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Educating families on reporting changes in condition

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When someone you love is sick and may not get better, you want to do everything possible to make them comfortable and happy. Sometimes, you may notice that they are acting differently or feeling worse. This is called a change of condition. Some changes in condition are very serious and need to be reported to the hospice provider right away. Other changes in condition are less urgent and can be written down in a journal until the next nursing visit. This article will help you learn how to tell the difference and what to do.
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The importance of caregiver journaling for the patient and family

Caring for a loved one on hospice can be a challenging and rewarding experience. However, it can also be overwhelming and stressful at times. That is why it is important to keep a journal of the care you provide, as well as the events that happen during your time with the patient. In this article, I will explain how caregiver journaling can benefit both the patient and the family, as well as the hospice provider. I will also give some tips on how to start and maintain a journal of care.
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