Volunteer Workshop on End of Life Rescue Drugs
We were very pleased to present an extra special talk by one of our professional members, Gail Bosch. She shared so much information with us about the typical drugs used when a patient is experiencing anxiety, shortness of breath, constipation, mild discomfort, nausea, fever terminal secretions (Death Rattle), and breakthrough pain. It was so valuable for us to learn about what drugs should be on hand for the various symptoms patients exhibit and experience. (To see attached document, click on Typical Hospice Rescue Kits).
Gail has recently retired from a long career wearing various hats…she was a clinical pharmacist for 40 years in hospitals, and spent 30 years as a Certified Geriatric pharmacist, and for 20 years facilitated a dementia support group.