Hospice Care

by Cathy Parkes January 03, 2020

Hospice Care

Hospice care is focused on palliative care (i.e. symptom management), NOT on curing a disease.



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Key points when taking a patient's blood glucose: Place hand in dependent position; Pierce the outer edge of the fingertip (not the pad); Wipe away first drop of blood; Hold test strip NEXT to the blood drop (do not smear blood on strip).
Blood Glucose Key Points

by Cathy Parkes November 27, 2020

Key points when taking a patient's blood glucose: Place hand in dependent position; Pierce outer; Wipe away first drop of blood; Hold test trip NEXT to the blood drop
Key points about Therapeutic Communication: Avoid asking
Therapeutic Communication Key Points

by Cathy Parkes November 25, 2020

Key points about Therapeutic Communication: Avoid asking "Why...?" Ask OPEN ended questions. Don't offer opinion, give false reassurance, or change subject.
Key nursing interventions for patients with Eating Disorders: Supervise patients before and after meals; Set limits on exercise; Restrict caffeine; Provide rewards for calories consumed.
Eating Disorders Key Interventions

by Cathy Parkes November 23, 2020

Key nursing interventions for patients with Eating Disorders: Supervise before/after meals; Set limits on exercise; Restrict caffeine; Provide rewards for calories consumed.