One-page front-and-back pocket card with dyspnea protocols, opioid quick tips, and specific communication phrases for responding to patient/family anxiety and discussing treatment options. Can be edited to include palliative care referral contact. Adapted from materials shared by Stanford Health.
Medications and starting doses for common symptoms.
Practical guidance to be shared with all clinicians to ensure patient symptoms are managed.
Guidance on when to refer patients with COVID-19 or pre-existing serious illnesses for specialty palliative care.
Medication recommendations in liquid, tablet, or suppository formulations, including dosing and prescription quantities.
Allowable telehealth practices for opioid prescribing from the DEA under COVID-19.
Example reference sheet for patients on how and when to use in-home comfort pack medications to manage symptoms.
Medication guidelines for managing shortness of breath, pain, constipation, anxiety or agitation, nausea/vomiting, secretions, and diarrhea in a long-term care setting.
Opioid pocket reference for providers including safe starting doses, equianalgesic chart, and standard dosing strengths.
DEA updates about controlled substances supply and prescribing guidance.