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ALS Symptom and Disease Management in Hospice

ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is an incurable progressive neurodegenerative disorder that leads to weakness, spasticity, and incoordination of the muscles involved in speaking, swallowing, breathing, and ambulation. Background1-4 Its onset most often occurs between the ages of 40 and 70, with a median survival time of 30 months, but […]

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Together as One | Annel, Brenda and Ruth

Our “Together as One” series spotlights nurses, physicians, pharmacists and others who positively impact the lives of hospice patients and their families every day. Through the dedicated and compassionate work of these inspiring professionals, patients receive the high-quality care and attentive consideration they deserve. Together with innovative and responsive hospice partners, they create the network […]

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Together as One | Dillon Flowers

Our “Together as One” series spotlights nurses, physicians, pharmacists and others who positively impact the lives of hospice patients and their families every day. Through the dedicated and compassionate work of these inspiring professionals, patients receive the high-quality care and attentive consideration they deserve. Together with innovative and responsive hospice partners, they create the network […]

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Best Practices for Drug Administration via Enteral Tubes

Occasionally, hospice clinicians may encounter patients with enteral feeding tubes (FTs). These tubes are used to provide enteral nutrition (EN) in individuals with a functioning GI tract who are otherwise unable to be fed orally.1 There are numerous types of tubes out there which are generally classified by insertion site and where in the body […]

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Together as One: Vantage Hospice

Our “Together as One” series spotlights hospice programs, nurses, physicians, pharmacists and others who positively impact the lives of hospice patients and their families every day. Through the dedicated and compassionate work of these inspiring professionals, patients receive the high-quality care and attentive consideration they deserve. Together, they create the network of support so essential […]

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Handling Drug-induced QTc Interval Prolongation in Hospice

If you’ve ever used software that checks for drug interactions, you’ve come across alerts regarding QT interval prolongation. But you work in hospice…are these still significant and what can you do about them? Let’s start with some basics1 -6: QT interval – a measure of ventricular repolarization in the heart QTc interval – QT interval […]

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Together as One: Sage Family of Companies

Our “Together as One” series spotlights hospice programs, nurses, physicians, pharmacists and others who positively impact the lives of hospice patients and their families every day. Through the dedicated and compassionate work of these inspiring professionals, patients receive the high-quality care and attentive consideration they deserve. Together, they create the network of support so essential […]

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