Pocket Guide for Ventilator Withdrawal Guidelines - Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Name:
Massachusetts General Hospital, Medical ICU Project: Pocket Guide for Ventilator Withdrawal Guidelines

Description:
Laminated 3x5 card providing guidelines to clinicians for preparation of family and clinical team for vent withdrawal.

Category:
Educational - Clinician Education

Source:
Massachusetts General Hospital
Palliative Care Services
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA 02114
www.massgeneral.org

Contact:
J. Andrew Billings, M.D.
jbillings@partners.org

How the grantee used this instrument:
Quick reference pocket guide for clinical team with key points taken from the complete Ventilator Withdrawal Guidelines.

Keywords:
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.

References:
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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