Medical

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3)CDC/ Includes- reporting Communicable Diseases/ Emergency Preparedness...

Prevention

Behavior Health

Substance Abuse Treatment/ Facilities/ Referring them to the Mental Health Centers--Drug Counselors---Social Workers--Alcohol& Narcotic Anonymous

Disability Associated Resources

Pain Management/ Rhuematology/ Cancer

Social Work 'Services'- for needy Patients

Health Insurance/ Govt. Medical Assistance; Prescription Drug Coverage

Transportation

Lifeline Services

Council on Aging/ Services Offered ; Alzheimer's Disease

Palliative Care

http://www.eperc.mcw.edu/FastFactPDF/Concept%20124.pdf (Palliative Prognostic Score)

http://www.hospicepatients.org/karnofsky.html

http://www.palliative.org/PC/ClinicalInfo/AssessmentTools/esas.pdf ( ESAS)

http://www.palliative.org/PC/ClinicalInfo/AssessmentTools/AssessmentToolsIDX.html

http://www.capc.org/tools-for-palliative-care-programs/clinical-tools/pain-symptom-assessment/memorial-symptom-scale.pdf ( MSAS)

http://cmejama-archives.ama-assn.org/cgi/quiz/amacme_quiz;jama_301_6_651?node_id=amacme_course;jama301/6/651 (Hospice care)

http://www.hartfordign.org/publications/trythis/issue13_cam.pdf          http://www.hartfordign.org/publications/trythis/issue13.pdf ( CAM)

http://positiveaging.org/provider/pdfs/delirium_mdas.pdf ( MDAS)

Medications. As patients approach death, reassess the need for each medication and minimize the number of drugs that the patient is taking. Continue only those medications needed to manage symptoms such as pain, breathlessness, excess secretions, and terminal delirium and to reduce the risk of seizures. Choose the least invasive route of administration: the buccal mucosa or oral routes first, the transcutaneous route if appropriate, the subcutaneous or intravenous routes only if necessary, and the intramuscular route almost never. Rectal administration can also be considered, especially if the oral route is not possible. http://cme.medscape.com/viewprogram/5808 ( The last hrs of dying/ A practical approach to Physicians).

 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McGill_Pain_Questionnaire

Numerical Rating Scale 0-5 Numerical Rating Scale 0-10 Numerical ...

 

http://helpher.org/health-professionals/diagnosis-assessment/rhodes-index.php

 

Tables of Tools to Measure Oncology Nursing-Sensitive Patient ... ( Cancer Dyspnea Scale)

Usefulness of the modified 0-10 Borg scale in assessing the degree ...

Shortness-of-Breath Visual Numeric Scale - Research Instruments ...

 

 

http://caringinfo.org/

http://painpolicy.wisc.edu/states.htm

http://www.ohsu.edu/polst/professonals.shtml

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/supportivecare/cardiopulmonary/HealthProfessional/Page3

http://www.cityofhope.org/Pages/default.aspx