ALS

  1. Looking for any advice. Thanks for your time.
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    About emjosht, ASN, EMT-B, EMT-P

    Joined: Feb '18; Posts: 4

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  3. by   Rose_Queen
    Advice for what? Your post needs some more information.
  4. by   emjosht
    agreed, I was not sure how much info i could/should publish..
  5. by   emjosht
    subject to talk about with pt...how other nurses have approached clients with late stage als...how to deal with family members...end of life care...how others are dealing with end stage ALS pts on hospice...dealing with the talkboxes...dealing with a mind that is whole but completely (or nearly) separated from the body...when do we let them give up...how do we tell the family that they are ready...when do I let go of my personal biased to "fix and heal"...I can go on...
  6. by   emjosht
    here is what i was looking for but I thought of some myself: non verbal cues that you should develop with your pt. please add any that you consider relevant

    Based on our time today, here are some nonverbal cues I wanted to work on. Just food for thought of how I could help more in the future

    OXYGEN

    PAIN

    Call light

    NOSE needs attention

    SUCTION

    COUGH ASSIST

    DEEP SUCTION

    URINAL

    BM

    ADJUST TRACH

    DOG or cat needs attention if in the home

    TV on or off

    BED ADJUST

    ROLL me over

    Stretch

    FOOD

    Too cold or too hot

    Chapstick

    Intruder

    Help to the chair or Help to the bed

    Quiet

    911

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