Symptom Management

Understanding the Nutritional Needs of the Dying
Understanding the Nutritional Needs of the Dying
March 25, 2021

Your hospice partner can help you understand the intersection of diet and end-of-life care. In the U.S., we often think of nutrition and diet in the context of ...

PharmSmart: I'm So Stressed Out! And I’m TERRIFIED To Go To Sleep!
PharmSmart: I'm So Stressed Out! And I’m TERRIFIED To Go To Sleep!
March 05, 2021

BD is a 54 year old man living in a long-term care facility with an advanced illness, and a prognosis of approximately three months. The night shift nurse ...

What is the FAST Scale?
What is the FAST Scale?
March 03, 2021

Using this tool can help identify the stages of Alzheimer’s dementia in your patients or residents and how much help they may need  The Functional Assessment ...

PharmSmart: This Cough is Making Me Crazy!
PharmSmart: This Cough is Making Me Crazy!
January 12, 2021

Cough is one of the most common symptoms experienced by patients. We all have coughed at one point in our life. So why is coughing so common? Coughing is an ...

PharmSmart: Catch me if you can! Management of DYSPNEA!
PharmSmart: Catch me if you can! Management of DYSPNEA!
November 30, 2020

“I can’t catch my breath!” How often do we hear this from a patient with an advanced illness? Dyspnea, defined as an uncomfortable abnormal awareness of ...

How Hospice Keeps Patients Home for the Holidays
How Hospice Keeps Patients Home for the Holidays
November 29, 2020

While the 2020 holiday season may look a little different given COVID-19, we can all agree that people want to be home with their loved ones if at all ...

PharmSmart: Nausea and Vomiting
PharmSmart: Nausea and Vomiting
November 02, 2020

This month we are going to be talking about the topic that may make us nauseous just thinking about - nausea and vomiting. Let’s get moving by first talking ...

PharmSmart: Let's Treat Hiccups!
PharmSmart: Let's Treat Hiccups!
October 01, 2020

Have you ever been minding your own business when you were interrupted by pesky hiccups? One minute you are having a conversation with a friend and then all of ...

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