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Palliative Emergencies 

Palliative Emergencies
Palliative Emergencies

Marcia J. Buckley

and Ann Syrett

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date: 26 January 2022

This chapter highlights four emergencies that occur in palliative care; hemorrhage, spinal cord compression, seizures, and superior vena cava syndrome. Advanced practice registered nurses working in palliative care need to understand the etiology, pathophysiology, workup, and management so they can rapidly and expertly respond to these emergencies. Palliative care advanced practice nurses possess the unique skill set combining holistic care of patients with the ability to manage acute, often potentially devastating symptoms that often affect the patient’s goals and wishes. The patient’s disease state needs to be considered when making treatment and management decisions during these palliative emergencies.

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