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Safely Securing and Disposing of Medications

Safely securing and disposing of unused or expired medications eliminates an unnecessary risk in the home, especially if children are present. Safely Securing Prescription Medications Never share medications with family members or friends. If guests will be in your home, place prescription medications in a medication lockbox. Keep all medications out of reach of children…
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Specialty Pharmacies

Specialty pharmacies handle medications that are given by infusion, injection or orally. These medications traditionally cost more than prescription medications, have special storage and handling requirements and need to be administered on a strict schedule. Patients, being treated for pain, may be prescribed higher dosages of opioids and opioid “rescue medications” that will require a…
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FYI – Naloxone

Naloxone is the most important item in a caregiver’s toolbox when there is an opioid prescription in the home. When a loved one is prescribed an opioid to help manage the unique pain from cancer treatments, the disease itself or another chronic illness, a naloxone kit should also be ordered by the prescribing physician. Naloxone…
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Books: Palliative Care

Medical Reference Tarascon Palliative Medicine Pocketbook. Bates D. Moses, MD, Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2014 Oxford American Handbook of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care. Sriram Yennurajalingam, MD and Eduardo Bruera, MD, Oxford University Press, 2016 Palliative Care and Ethics. Edited by Timothy E. Quill and Franklin G. Miller, Oxford University Press, 2014 Prescription…
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Definitions: Palliative Care

A brief description of important words, terms and phrases related to palliative care.
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Patient & Caregiver Advocacy

Caregivers play an important role in advocating for their loved ones.
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Meeting the Palliative Care Team

Learn how to effectively interact with the palliative care team to improve your loved one's care.
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Future of Palliative Care

Actions to help increase awareness and access to palliative care in the future.
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Reality of Palliative Care

Understand the reality of palliative care and when you should seek it out.
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Palliative Care

Learn what palliative care is and how it can help your family's quality of life.
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