Many hospices are working to determine how best to help both existing patients who contract COVID-19 as well as new patients discharged to hospice with the virus. Additionally, the flu continues to spread and seasonal allergies may exacerbate conditions like asthma and COPD. To help hospices respond, Enclara Pharmacia’s clinicians have assembled a variety of resources, primarily around respiratory symptoms. These include a toolkit of clinician and patient handouts, free webinars and a selection of relevant case studies from our Palliative Pearls archive.
COVID-19 Respiratory Toolkit
Enclara’s Respiratory Resources Toolkit includes new and archival fact sheets on palliative care for respiratory symptoms and pain management. There are even patient/caregiver materials which may be especially helpful for patients served through telehealth. These materials are usually exclusive to Enclara clients but Enclara has made them available to all as a service to the hospice community.
Enclara has also opened up several client-only recorded webinars to the general public as well. These include a brand new webinar, Seasonal Viral Illness Symptom Management, programs on Dyspnea and COPD, as well as some general hospice pharmacology programs. Click here to access these free webinars hosted by Relias. Courses include:
- Seasonal Viral Illness Symptom Management
- Basic Pain Management
- Managing Dyspnea Caused by Non-Respiratory Sources in Hospice
- Palliative Care of the Patient with COPD
- Symptom Management in Hospice: Case Review
- Palliative Sedation
Note: Free webinars do not include CE credits. Current Enclara clients wishing to earn CE credits must go through the regular Enclara Academy page at Relias and search for the courses above.
Palliative Pearls Case Studies
Our monthly Palliative Pearls case studies provide real world stories and the latest clinical guidance. We have selected some relevant articles from our archives:
- Underlying Causes & Management of Cough
- COPD Inhalation Therapy Conversion
- Inhaled Therapy Case: Selecting the Best Device & Mixing Nebs
- Vaccination Considerations at End of Life
Additional Educational Resource
Enclara clinicians are actively working to develop pharmacological guidance specific to COVID-19. Make sure you get the latest information by signing up for our monthly Palliative Pearls newsletter. The newsletter features case studies, clinical alerts and general hospice news.