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Comfort Care

Provide and adjust pain medication: addiction is not a worry Treat shortness of breath : oxygen, medication Treat agitation: medications or other treatment (massage, acupuncture) Treat anxiety: medications or other treatment (massage, acupuncture, music) Position for comfort Treat and prevent...

CPR

Chest compression and electric shocks (automated external defibrillator or AED, to help start the heart) This is usually done for 15 to 30 minutes. A tube may also be put through the mouth or nose into the lung. This tube …

Dialysis

May be used for temporary or permanent loss of kidney function Dialysis is a life-sustaining treatment, but it is important to recognize that dialysis also has limitations. It may not be of benefit to prolong life with dialysis if quality …

Intraveinous (IV)

An IV is used to get fluids and medications intraveinously, which means via the veins. More info: http://wiki.answers.com…...

Intubation

A tube is placed into the windpipe (trachea), through the mouth, and you will likely be placed on a breathing machine. More info: nlm.nih.gov…...

Nasogastric Feeding

Asoft plastic nasogastric tube through a patient’s nostril, past the pharynx and down the esophagus into a patient’s stomach. Also called NG tube More info: http://www.enotes.com…...