Quote from JAHJF
Sorry, just realized that this is LTC forum; I work Cardiac step-down and rarely have comfort measure pt's but I did mean to imply that we have those options available to the pt but we never force the pt to do something they don't won't too.
I think it is a bit different in the hospital than hospice or LTC. I work in a hospital, and it varies from patient to patient. Some we continue to care for as usual, with liberal pain medication, continue TF, IV, vitals. Some we just disconnect from everything, no vitals or anything except repositioning, oral care and pain meds.