SICU Palliative Care Assessment - New Jersey Medical School

Name:
University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey: SICU Palliative Care Assessment

Description:
A single page palliative care assessment form completed by a member of the Family Support Team after interviewing the nurse, resident or attending physician, within 24 hours of the patience admittance to the Intensive Care Unit.

Category:
Clinical Care Tools - Clinical Assessment Tool

Source:
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
150 Bergen Street
Newark, New Jersey 07103-4300
973.972.4300
www.theuniversityhospital.com/palliative

Contact:
Anne Mosenthal, M.D.
Director, SICU
mosentac@umdnj.edu

How the grantee used this instrument:
The palliative care assessment form is to be filled out within 24 hours of admittance. It evaluates the patient in the area of family involvement, pain assessment, and symptom assessment by the nurse and the physician.

Keywords:
care plan, pain assessment, symptom management, health status, protocols, continuity of care, advance directives

To use this tool:
You may print and copy for your own use from this site. Please credit the source.

References:
Developed specifically for this project by the project team.

To view this tool:

Comprehensive SICU Plan > 1page PDF
(Viewing PDF files requires downloading and installation of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.)

Posted: July 2006

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