8:00 AM EDT: Infusion Therapy at End of Life

Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) or inotropes for hospice patients? The use of infusion therapy at end of life is increasing. There is a great deal of controversy surrounding the use of nonstandard infusion therapies for hospice care. This session will explore patient- and family-centered goals that focus on certain therapies which have not been administered previously for end-of-life care, including TPN, hydration, and inotropes. A review of more traditional hospice therapies will also be discussed.

Learning Outcomes: After the session, attendees will be able to describe situations appropriate for the use of TPN, hydration, and inotropic therapy at end of life and to summarize the importance of patient- and family-centered goals when opting for infusion therapies at end of life.

Contact Hours: 1
CRNI® RUs: 2


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