Tag: Hospice Admission

Articles about the hospice admission process including questions the family should ask the hospice admission nurse.

Understanding Hospice Eval and Treat Orders

Provider Order To Eval And Treat For Hospice
In the world of healthcare, when a provider writes an order to "Eval and Treat" for hospice, they are asking for a thorough evaluation and a tailored treatment plan. This is specifically meant for patients who are being considered for hospice care. Let's delve into what this means and why it's crucial. What Does "Eval and Treat" for Hospice Mean?
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Importance of Medication Reconciliation in Hospice Care

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Medication reconciliation plays a pivotal role in hospice care, ensuring that terminally ill patients receive the most appropriate and safe medication regimens. This process involves creating and maintaining an accurate list of a patient's medications to prevent adverse drug events and enhance their overall well-being. In this article, we will delve into the importance of medication reconciliation, including its recommended frequency and the reconciliation process.
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The Hospice Admission Nurse

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In this article, we delve into the world of hospice care with Andrew Viozzi, an adept hospice admission registered nurse. Andrew brings forth valuable insights about the hospice admission process and the broader spectrum of hospice care. Although Andrew's current position revolves around admissions, his extensive experience encompasses case management, preceptorship, mentorship, and the guidance of new hospice nurses. In this article, we dispel misconceptions, highlight the advantages of hospice care, outline the admission procedure, and emphasize the pivotal role of hospice in end-of-life care.
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Understanding Hospice Care: Is it Too Early to Start Hospice?

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Is it Too Early to Start Hospice? It's crucial to remember that hospice care is about improving the quality of life for the patient and their family, regardless of the time left. Hospice care can be initiated when the patient's condition is declining, and they require comfort-focused care rather than life-prolonging treatments. Starting hospice care early can provide ample time for the patient and their family to benefit from the support and services offered. If you're unsure about when to consider hospice care, consult with the patient's primary physician or a hospice care provider. They can guide you through the process and help you make an informed decision based on the patient's individual needs and circumstances.
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Hospice Eligibility and Hospice Recertification — information for families and new hospice nurses

As an experienced hospice nurse, I understand how overwhelming and emotional it can be for terminally ill patients and their loved ones to navigate the hospice process. Hospice care is a compassionate and comprehensive approach to end-of-life care, designed to provide comfort, pain management, and emotional support to patients and their families. However, many people have questions about hospice eligibility and hospice recertification. In this article, I will provide a generalized guide to help you understand these important aspects of hospice care.
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Picking a hospice agency to provide hospice services

When a loved one is diagnosed with a terminal illness, hospice care can provide them with comfort and dignity in their final days. Hospice care is a type of palliative care that focuses on relieving pain and symptoms, rather than curing the disease. Hospice care also offers emotional and spiritual support to the patient and their family. However, choosing a hospice agency is not an easy task. There are many factors to consider, such as the quality of care, the location of the agency, the level of services, and the patient’s rights. In this article, we will discuss these factors and provide some tips on how to choose the best hospice agency for your loved one.
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What’s the process of getting your loved one on hospice service?

Hospice care is a type of care that focuses on providing comfort and quality of life for people who have a terminal illness and a life expectancy of six months or less. Hospice care can be a difficult decision for families, but it can also be a source of support and relief during a challenging time. In this article, we will explain the process of getting your loved one on hospice care and answer some common questions about it.
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End-of-Life Determinations for Newly Admitted Patients

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Admitting a patient to hospice services is a difficult and sensitive process that requires careful assessment and communication. One of the challenges that hospice nurses face is to determine if the patient is close to the transitioning phase of dying, which is the final stage of life when death is imminent. This phase usually lasts for one to two weeks, and it is important to prepare the family and provide a plan for increased hospice involvement during this time. However, on admission, hospice nurses do not have the luxury of having visited with the patient over the past several weeks to months to observe the changes that often signal that death is approaching. Therefore, they need to rely on other indicators that can help them identify if the patient is in the transitioning phase or not.
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Tips for new hospice nurses doing an admission

If you are a new nurse to hospice, one of the tasks you probably dread is doing an admission especially if you have scheduled visits the same day as the admission. I would like to share with you some tips that when applied may help lower your stress level, and help you remain on time even in cases where you have three to four visits including recertification to do the same day.
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