COVID-19 pandemic personal protective equipment (PPE): Guidance for intensive care (Intensive Care Society a.o.)
Palliative care applies across the duration of serious illness or injury, and end-of-life care refers to interventions used just before a death. For critically ill patients with COVID-19, the rapid decompensation and high fatality rate make the distinction less relevant. When treating patients with COVID-19, we need to apply palliative care fundamentals from the start to ensure we provide optimal end-of-life care.
Review AACN’s position statement on Ethical Triage and End-of-Life Care.
Use the End of Life Nursing Education Consortium’s resources specific to COVID-19.
The Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing is offering open access to their content.
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In the ongoing battle against COVID-19, knowledge is power. The problem is that too much information about novel coronavirus online and in the news is questionable or untrustworthy. With health systems pushed to the limit, caregivers must seek out the most credible, most reliable sources of knowledge, even as they race against the clock to treat a population in need of intensive care.
The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) COVID-19 Rapid Resource Center gives you access to the latest education.