The Use of Concurrent Home Hospice for Pediatric Heart Failure Patients Awaiting Heart Transplant on Milrinone and/or Ventricular Assist Device

Title

The Use of Concurrent Home Hospice for Pediatric Heart Failure Patients Awaiting Heart Transplant on Milrinone and/or Ventricular Assist Device

Creator

Burnette A L; Henderson H T; Adams V L; Savage A J

Publisher

Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation

Date

2020

Subject

78415-72-2 (milrinone); body weight; child; clergy; conference abstract; controlled study; dietitian; emergency ward; feeding; follow up; heart failure; heart graft; home visit; hospice; hospital admission; hospital discharge; hospital readmission; human; inotropism; milrinone; money; mortality; outpatient; palliative therapy; satisfaction; social worker; travel

Description

Purpose: Pediatric patients (pt) awaiting heart transplantation (HTX) are among the most fragile patients, even more so when on continuous milrinone infusion or ventricular assist device (VAD). These pt are often in the hospital for very long periods of time rather than at home where there is improved quality of life and less exposure to hospital acquired infections. In our state pt < than 21 years of age are able to receive concurrent care home hospice (HH) and still remain listed for HTX. We hypothesize that the continued utilization of HH will decrease the frequency of clinic visits, emergency department (ED) use and hospital admissions.

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Citation List Month

May 2020 List

Collection

Citation

Burnette A L; Henderson H T; Adams V L; Savage A J, “The Use of Concurrent Home Hospice for Pediatric Heart Failure Patients Awaiting Heart Transplant on Milrinone and/or Ventricular Assist Device,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed August 2, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/17049.

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