EOL University Podcast with Dr. Karen Wyatt

Providing Comfort During the Last Days of Life with Barbara Karnes RN

Learn useful tips for helping patients and loved ones be more comfortable at the very end of life – small changes can make a big difference.

This episode includes:

  • Why grooming and hygiene matter for patients all the way through the end of life
  • Tips for good mouth and lip care
  • Preserving patient dignity by honoring their routines
  • Preventing skin breakdown
  • Importance of positioning and turning patients for maximum comfort
  • Dealing with breathing issues and “death rattle”
  • An alternative to adult diapers
  • Options for administering medications sublingually, rectally or as a skin cream

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Check out previous interviews with Barbara Karnes RN

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