Updates to Comfort Care and Hospice Admission Orders

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LIVE 6.16.2020:

Several updates/additions to the Comfort Care and Hospice Admission order sets are being placed in Epic at the request of the Palliative Care leadership and Pharmacy.

  • Clarifying orders regarding comfort assessment documentation and the appropriate use of pain medications
  • Addition of nursing orders regarding bowel care
  • Addition of PCA orders for opioid naïve patients, and clear labeling of existing PCA orders for opioid tolerant patients
  • Reorganization of agents for delirium/agitation, anxiety, and nausea/vomiting to stepwise escalate administration based on patient response and prevent duplicate PRN reasons


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