Tag: Delirium

Articles about managing delirium in the terminally ill.

Best Practices for Managing Hallucinations

Flow Chart For Managing Hallucinations And Delusions
As an experienced hospice nurse, I understand the challenges faced by terminally ill patients and their families when dealing with hallucinations, especially in conditions like Lewy Body Dementia, Parkinson's disease, and other neurodegenerative diseases. Hallucinations can be distressing and confusing for patients and their loved ones, but with the right approach and a combination of pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods, we can help manage these symptoms to improve comfort and quality of life.
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Delirium vs Terminal Restlessness

delerium vs terminal restlessness
As an experienced hospice nurse, I understand how difficult it can be to distinguish between delirium and terminal restlessness. Both conditions can cause significant distress for the patient and their loved ones, and it’s crucial for nurses to be able to tell the difference between the two to provide the best possible care. In this article, I will share my knowledge and experience to help new hospice nurses understand the differences between delirium and terminal restlessness along with ways to rule out delirium.
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