This WebM&M describes a 78-year-old veteran with dementia-associated aggressive behavior who was hospitalized multiple times over several months for hypoxic respiratory failure and atrial fibrillation before being discharged to a skilled nursing facility. The advanced care planning team, in consultation with palliative care and ethics experts, determined that transition to hospice was appropriate. However, these recommendations were verbally communicated and not documented in the chart.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Health Quality and Research; June 2022.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press; 2022. ISBN: 9780309686259
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute care edition. April 7, 2022; 27(2):1-6.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; April 7, 2022. RFA-HS-22-008.