What are keys to good end-of-life care?
The most important truth in end of life care is that the death experience belongs to the patient. When one first reads this statement the truth seems simple and easy to support but if accepted this truth changes every aspect of care for patients.
The patient unit consists of the actual patient and... Full Post
What kind of staff works at hospice?
Hospice staff makes up a unique care model for patient care based on the comfort of the patient and family. Each patient and their identified family or support system are an important part of the interdisciplinary group (IDG). This team also includes patient’s doctors, nurses, social worker, chaplain,... Full Post
How can I increase my milk supply when breastfeeding?
The best way to care for your baby is to care for your baby’s mother. Rest with your baby. Eat nutritious snacks and meals. Avoid empty calories. Drink to thirst; usually 6-8 glasses of fluids. If your urine is clear and you are not thirsty, you are getting enough fluids. It has been said that the average... Full Post
What type of treatment is there for chronic pain?
Pain is the body’s warning system designed to alert the self to actual or potential damage to tissues. When you touch a hot stove, pain stimulates the body to pull away from that surface. Pain in a twisted ankle limits your ability to walk on that ankle, until tissues are properly supported or healed.... Full Post
How can I manage diarrhea without medication?
The most important thing to remember with diarrhea is that you are losing fluids which need to be replaced. Dehydration is serious especially in children, the elderly and pregnant women. If you have not urinated in 8 hours, have a dry tacky mouth & tongue, have skin that doesn't "bounce back" when... Full Post
Once I feel nauseated, how can I prevent vomiting?
The more important question is the reason you are nauseated or vomiting. For example, if you have a viral infection, or have something irritating in your stomach, vomiting is a way your body protects you. Getting the offensive germ or substance out of the system can be a good idea. Vomiting that... Full Post