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CCAC Death and Dying

CCAC NRN 102 Death and Dying

What is a good death? Free of avoidable distress and suffering
What are the medicare guidelines for Hospice? Prognosis of 6 months or less to live and choice to forgo curative treatment
What are the 3 types of loss? Actual, Perceived, Anticipatory
List 3 signs deaths has occurred. Breathing stops, heart stops beating, pupils become fixed and dilated, body color pale and waxen, body temperature drops, muscles and sphinctors relax, urine and stool may be released, eyes may remain open, do not blink, jaw may fall open
Created by: JayneAnn