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Hospital staff report that the ED is no place to make decisions about end-of-life care. Nurses report that one of the largest reasons for burnout in the hospital is having to perform drastic life-sustaining measures on the frail and elderly. It's painful for nurses to have to educate family members on the consequences of performing CPR on someone who is medically fragile with chronic health conditions such as COPD, CHF, renal failure, dementia, etc. Hospital leadership has asked that discussions around end-of-life care be had long before the patient presents to the hospital. These discussions need to be had at the primary care office and years before the patient is at end-of-life.
Hospital staff are under more and more pressure to decrease re-hospitalizations, reduce length of stay, and increase quality measures. The added pressure demands more from the hospital staff. Social Work/Case Management are focused on discharge planning, pre-authorizations, and getting the patients set up with basic needs. Discussions around advance directives or end-of-life care planning are often left to the chaplains who report not feeling that they have the best tools to have these discussions.
Care Paths provides Care Coordinators in the hospital who work with the ED, Social Work/Case Management, hospitalists, leadership, and the nursing team to educate patients and families on advance care planning.
We support your patients and their families when they need it most.