How a community hospital incorporated palliative care screening into the ICU and the benefits that followed.

An article published in CriticalCareNurse discusses how a critical care team at a community hospital identified the need to improve the process of integrating palliative care upon admission into the ICU. After implementing a screening process, the authors found many benefits: early identification, improved efficiency with consultations, a reduction in readmission rates, and a decrease in the use of critical care staff resources.

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