Pocket Guide for Ventilator Withdrawal Guidelines - Massachusetts General Hospital
and Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital, Medical ICU Project: Pocket Guide for Ventilator
Laminated 3x5 card providing guidelines to clinicians for preparation of family
and clinical team for vent withdrawal.
Educational - Clinician Education
Massachusetts General Hospital
Palliative Care Services
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA 02114
J. Andrew Billings, M.D.
How the grantee used this instrument:
Quick reference pocket guide for clinical team with key points taken from the complete
Ventilator Withdrawal Guidelines.
inpatient, care coordination, care plan, care planning, protocols, emotional well-being,
decision-making, anticipatory grief, bereavement care, social work, clergy
To use this tool:
You may download and use this tool from this site. Please credit the source.
Developed specifically for this project by the project team.
To view this tool:
Pocket Guide for Ventilator Withdrawal Guidelines - 2 page
PDF(Viewing PDF files requires downloading and installation of the free
Adobe Acrobat Reader.)
Posted: July 2006
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Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care was a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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care for dying people and their families.