Management of Urgent Medical Conditions at the End of Life

Benjamin M Skoch, Christian T Sinclair
Medical Clinics of North America 2020, 104 (3): 525-538
Medical emergencies at the end of life require recognition of patients at risk, so that a comprehensive assessment and plan of care can be put in place. Frequently, the interventions depend on the patient's underlying prognosis, location of care, and goals of care. The mere presence of a medical emergency often rapidly changes an estimated prognosis. Education of the patient and family may help empower them to adequately handle many situations when clinicians are not available.

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