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How Long Does It Take to Die from Sepsis

Sepsis differs from other serious or chronic diseases that frequently lead to a hospice referral. A sepsis-related infection can swiftly spread throughout the body and worsen if it is not treated and handled rapidly. What does septic mean, and what is the most common cause of sepsis? In this guide, we will go into depth […]

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A Brief Introduction to the KPS Score

The Karnofsky Performance Scale (KPS) is an evaluation tool used to predict how long terminally ill patients are expected to live with their illness. There are ten-point increments between “normal functioning” (100) and “dead” (0) on the Karnofsky scale. Unlike an SI system where there are increments between the base values (kilogram and gram, kilometer […]

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Spotting the Early Signs of HIV

Whether it is AIDS symptoms or symptoms of HIV, you cannot be certain of your diagnosis unless you see a doctor. However, it is important to spot HIV symptoms early. HIV infection symptoms may seem like the flu, so it is important to monitor your health to nip signs of AIDS in the bud. AIDS […]

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How To Get a Do-Not-Resuscitate Order

An advanced care plan enables patients to ensure that their medical treatment choices are honored if they are in an emergency scenario or unable to convey their wishes due to incapacitation. DNR orders are part of advance care planning, which outlines the medical care you want to receive if you are unable to make decisions […]

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What Is a Coma Like?

If you have a loved one who is currently in a coma or is at risk of sliding into one, you may wonder what happens during a coma. Learning what a coma patient may go through will help you figure out how to best care for them. This article will cover in detail what’s it […]

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How Long Can a Hospice Patient Live Without Food or Water?

Hospice care is not about shortening or lengthening the life of a terminally ill patient. Its goal is to provide them with the maximum comfort level by minimizing their symptoms. One of the most common symptoms that caregivers observe before the death of their loved one is that the hospice patient is not eating. At […]

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Is 24-Hour Hospice Care at Home a Viable Option?

For yourself or a loved one, it’s important to know that you’ve made the right choice when it comes to end-of-life care. To get the greatest possible medical, emotional, and spiritual care for you or a loved one, you need to know as much as possible about the different types of care available. The subject […]

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A Guide to the End-Stage COPD Symptoms

The term “chronic obstructive pulmonary disease” (COPD) refers to the conditions of emphysema and chronic bronchitis. It’s a condition that worsens over time. The body’s ability to take in enough oxygen decreases over time, which ultimately leads to COPD death. Even though COPD can be managed for decades, there is no cure. That’s why it’s […]

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