The use of emergency medication kits in community palliative care: An exploratory survey of views of current practice in Australian home-based palliative care services
Bullen, Tracey, Rosenberg, John P., Smith, Bradly, & Maher, Kate (2015) The use of emergency medication kits in community palliative care: An exploratory survey of views of current practice in Australian home-based palliative care services. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 32(6), pp. 581-587.
Improving symptom management for palliative care patients has obvious benefits for patients and advantages for the clinicians, as workload demands and work-related stress can be reduced when the emergent symptoms of patients are managed in a timely manner. The use of emergency medication kits (EMKs) can provide such timely symptom relief. The purpose of this study was to conduct a survey of a local service to examine views on medication management before and after the implementation of an EMK and to conduct a nationwide prevalence survey examining the use of EMKs in Australia. Most respondents from community palliative care services indicated that EMKs were not being supplied to palliative care patients but believed such an intervention could improve patient care.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||emergency medication, community palliative care, symptom management, CEDM|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Nursing not elsewhere classified (111099)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2014 The Author(s)|
|Deposited On:||11 Nov 2014 22:48|
|Last Modified:||17 Sep 2015 01:10|
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