Canadian Home Care Association
Anticipating and preparing for the palliative emergencies in home care results in better patient and family-centre care. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of potential emergencies helps providers determine the appropriate clinical interventions and better prepare and support patients and their caregivers.
This 5-part series focusing on home care-based palliative care emergencies. The series will cover the following topics which we’ve identified as the 5 B’s of Palliative Emergencies:
- Breathing (Dyspnea)
- Balance (Hypercalcemia)
- Bleeding (Catastrophic hemorrhage)
- Brain (Seizures)
- Blockages (Super Vena Cava and Spinal Cord Compression)