Hospice and palliative care clinicians prescribe a variety of drugs to address emergent symptoms. What if some of those symptoms are really side effects?
It can be difficult to separate adverse drug events (ADEs) from disease progression. However, one study found that at least 57 percent of palliative care patients experience at least one ADE. To help address this issue, Enclara Pharmacia’s expert pharmacists have published a new ebook, Safer Prescribing: Avoiding Common Adverse Drug Events in Palliative Care.
This free resource will help hospice clinicians identify and address the three major categories of ADEs in hospice:
- Opioid-induced neurotoxicity
- Serotonin toxicity
- Anticholinergic toxicity
Overlooking ADEs can lead to unnecessary discomfort for patients, hurting quality scores. In extreme cases they can lead to ER admissions or even cause premature death. That’s why this ebook is a must-read for all hospice nurses and prescribers, regardless of experience level. Download it today.