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Hospice nurses make regularly scheduled visits to help address the medical concerns of the patient.  The nurse will explain the progression of the disease and will teach family members how to do physical care.  All medication orders come from the attending physician.

 

The Hospice nurse is available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency calls.  After office hours, the answering service will answer the phone, take a message, and have the nurse return your call.  If your call is not returned in 10-15 minutes, please call again.  Keep your phone free until your call is returned.

 

WHEN TO CALL A HOSPICE NURSE

 

  1. The patientís condition has changed markedly.
  2. The patientís pain is no longer under control.
  3. Unexpected bleeding occurs.
  4. An inability to urinate occurs.
  5. Breathing distress occurs.
  6. If you believe death has occurred ALWAYS CALL HOSPICE. DO NOT CALL 911, Ambulance, Police/Public Safety.  Your hospice nurse will make all th necessary calls. We will send someone to be with you and help you take care of all the arrangements.

 
 
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