Show us your #PallimedValentines

Last year the NorthEast Palliatiors from Carolinas Healthcare shared part of their team wellness activity with a Valentine's day theme. This year they shared more Valentine's cards they made and even a team-built poem:An Ode to Palliative Care.SinceFebruary is National Heart Month, and Valentine's is next week, we would love to see the creativity of your hospice and palliative care teams! I'm sure you have at least one Interdisciplinary Team meeting next week, and you probably have some time allotted for education or self-care/team wellness, so let's see what you can do!Check out our slideshow below or ouralbum on Facebook for some great examples!Your Valentine's Day creations should integrate a hospice or palliative care theme. We encourage you to keep it positive and affirming, because this may reach a very wide audience and we want to put our best foot forward.To share your#PallimedValentines with us:1.Post it toFacebook,Twitter orInstagram2.Add the hashtag #PallimedValentines3.Tag us! @Pallimed on Facebook/Twitter, and@pallimedblog on Instagram (Optional, but it helps us find them and might get your post shared more quickly!)4. Also follow and like us if you are not doing that already.We'll feature some of the best ones here and across our social media platforms.#PallimedValentines
Source: Pallimed: A Hospice and Palliative Medicine Blog - Category: Palliative Care Tags: cardiovascular meta UGC Source Type: blogs

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We have started to get a lot of questions about how best to study for the 2018 Hospice and Palliative Medicine Board Exam. Yes, that one that many of us took a little less than 10 years ago and now it ’s coming due. Or the one that you need to take after completing your fellowship this year.So, to help answer these question, we at Pallimed and GeriPal have created a quick guide to the top 5 resources we use to prep for the boards:AAHPM's Intensive Board Review Course: the ultimate live in-person prep that includes a pretty stellar cast of speakers including Mary Lynn McPherson, Kim Curseen, Sandra Sanchez-Reilly...
Source: Pallimed: A Hospice and Palliative Medicine Blog - Category: Palliative Care Tags: Blogs to Boards meta The profession Source Type: blogs
This article reports a retrospective case series of five patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) with prolonged vaso-occlusive episodes (VOEs). Patients were treated with a continuous-infusion of low-dose ketamine (up to 5 µg/kg/min) after insufficient pain control with opioid analgesic therapy. Outcomes studied included impact on opioid analgesic use, a description of ketamine dosing strategy, and an analysis of adverse events due to opioid or ketamine analgesia. Descriptive statistics are provided. During ketamine infusion, patients experienced a lower reported pain score (mean numeric rating scale ...
Source: Journal of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy - Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: In this group of GPs, participation rates were high for most of the therapeutic and communicative tasks suggested in the questionnaire. GP participation is feasible not only in palliative care, but also in some aspects of oncological treatment and in clinical follow-up. Communication with both patient and hospital seemed good in this local setting. GPs are important helpers for some cancer patients. PMID: 29788744 [PubMed - in process]
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