Inpatient Resources

VitalTalk COVID—19 Communications Playbook
Developed by VitalTalk, this playbook provides communications guides for clinicians on a range of topics specific to COVID-19, including:

  • Screening: When Someone Is Worried They Might Be Infected
  • Preferencing: When Someone May Want to Opt Out Of Hospitalization
  • Triaging: When You’re Deciding Where A Patient Should Go
  • Admitting: When Your Patient Needs the Hospital, Or The ICU
  • Counseling: When Coping Needs A Boost, Or Emotions Are Running High
  • Deciding: When Things Aren’t Going Well, Goals of Care, Code Status
  • Resourcing: When Limitations Force You to Choose, And Even Ration
  • Notifying: When You Are Telling Someone Over the Phone
  • Anticipating: When You’re Worrying About What Might Happen
  • Grieving: When You’ve Lost Someone
  • Proactive Planning: Talking Map for Planning in Contingency
  • Resource Limits: Talking Map for Crisis Only
  • The Last Family Call: Talking Map for Talking to A Family Member

 

CAPC COVID-19 Response Resources
From the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), this collection of resources specific to COVID-19 includes: 

  • Communication Scripts and Conversation Videos
  • Symptom Management Protocols
  • Palliative Care Team Tools
  • Using Telehealth
  • Resilience
  • Medicare and Medicaid COVID-19 Waivers + State Policy COVID Tracker
  • Voices from the Front Line
  • Patient and Family Support Resources
  • Federal COVID-19 Guidance
  • Specific Patient Populations
  • Setting-Specific Guidance
  • Role of Palliative Care

Outpatient Resources

VitalTalk COVID—19 Communications Playbook
Developed by VitalTalk, this playbook provides communications guides for clinicians on a range of topics specific to COVID-19, including:

  • Screening: When Someone Is Worried They Might Be Infected
  • Preferencing: When Someone May Want to Opt Out of Hospitalization
  • Triaging: When You’re Deciding Where A Patient Should Go
  • Admitting: When Your Patient Needs the Hospital, Or The ICU
  • Counseling: When Coping Needs A Boost, Or Emotions Are Running High
  • Deciding: When Things Aren’t Going Well, Goals of Care, Code Status
  • Resourcing: When Limitations Force You to Choose, And Even Ration
  • Notifying: When You Are Telling Someone Over the Phone
  • Anticipating: When You’re Worrying About What Might Happen
  • Grieving: When You’ve Lost Someone
  • Proactive Planning: Talking Map for Planning in Contingency
  • Resource Limits: Talking Map for Crisis Only
  • The Last Family Call: Talking Map for Talking to A Family Member

 

CAPC COVID-19 Response Resources
From the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), this collection of resources specific to COVID-19 includes: 

  • Communication Scripts and Conversation Videos
  • Symptom Management Protocols
  • Palliative Care Team Tools
  • Using Telehealth
  • Resilience
  • Medicare and Medicaid COVID-19 Waivers + State Policy COVID Tracker
  • Voices from the Front Line
  • Patient and Family Support Resources
  • Federal COVID-19 Guidance
  • Specific Patient Populations
  • Setting-Specific Guidance
  • Role of Palliative Care

 

Additional Inpatient and Outpatient Resources

Teaching Palliative Care