TITLE

Are you talking to patients about deactivation of their ICDs?

PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
Hospice Management Advisor;Jun2010, Vol. 15 Issue 6, p61
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the study conducted by Dr. Nathan Goldstein regarding the management of the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) device in hospice care. It mentions that only 10% of the hospices have a policy to initiate and guide discussions of deactivation of the ICD. Nurse Trudi Kozak, clinical team leader at Hospice of the Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio, imparts that the identification of an ICD happens at intake for patients at the hospice.
ACCESSION #
51377612

 

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