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UAB Center for Palliative and Supportive Care team is creating and implementing new tools to take better care of our patients and their loved ones during this difficult time, especially with the new limited visitation policies.  Below are a few resources that our Center is pleased to share with the palliative care community.

  • Meet My Loved One ©

    Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic and the current restricted visitation policies, our expert team has created a form to be utilized by families in an effort to improve the communication with the healthcare team about their loved ones.

    Request permission to use this tool.

    The North Mississippi Medical Center created their own version of this tool, view it here.

    Read the article in the Department of Medicine news here.

  • UAB Advanced Training Communication Guide

    This is a pocket guide adaptation of the VITALtalk COVID Ready Communication Playbook, formatted to walk through a patient's clinical course from home to hospitalization to intensive care. It includes a new talking map (TIME) for discussing time-limited trials in the ICU setting. 

    Download here

  • Palliative Symptom Management Tip Sheet for Providers

    The attached tools were developed by members of the UAB Clinical team prior to the COVID- 19 pandemic and have now been modified. These are meant to provide guidance to providers wishing to give patients and caregivers specific instructions around symptom management at time of discharge, or at a clinic encounter. An additional spreadsheet of commonly used medications produced by the Center to Advance Palliative Care is also included. These are available as downloadable copies and through electronic medical record mechanisms at discharge for providers in any specialty to utilize.

    Download Tip Sheet

    Download Medication Chart

  • Additional External Resources

    The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) has pulled together a toolkit of resources for COVID-19 responses.