Have you ever wondered what happens to your patients who you discharge home on hospice? What medications do they receive to promote comfort? What does the dying process actually look like?
Listen in as Nurse Allie @nurseallie anwers all the questions we have about hospice care.
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Medication Administration in Hospice
When oral routes fail at the end of life, the following are examples of what can be used to administer medications in the home setting:
This is a discreat rectal catheter that is used to administer medication to the distal rectum. According to Allie, the catheter can be easily removed when the patient has a bowel movement.
This ambulatory infusion pump can administer continuous or patient controlled doses of IV medications (i.e. analgesics) through a central line.
Subcutaneous (SQ) infusions are used when other routes are inappropriate or ineffective. By bypassing the gut, SQ infusions allow continuous supply of medications at a controlled rate