Signs and Symptoms of Approaching Death in ALS Patients
A comparison of signs and symptoms of approaching death in the ALS and Non-ALS patient.
Clinical Care Tools - Clinical Assessment Tools
The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Workgroup of
Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care
Hiroshi Mitsumoto, MD, Chair
Hiroshi Mitsumoto, MD
Chair, ALS Workgroup
Eleanor & Lou Gehrig MDA/ALS Center
College of Physicians & Surgeons
Columbia University Neurologic Institute
New York, NY
Recommendation of the workgroup for use of this instrument:
Used by clinicians to further understand how common signs and symptoms of approaching death present themselves in the ALS patient.
ALS, symptom assessment, symptoms of approaching death
To use this tool:
You may print and copy this tool for your own use from the website. Please credit source.
Hospice of Central Florida. Signs and Symptoms of Approaching Death - Non ALS. www.hospicecares.org
To view this tool:
ALS Appendix B, p 18 ( PDF 835 KB / 62 pages)
Posted March 10, 2005
Completing the Continuum of ALS Care: A Consensus Document
# ALS02, type:clinical_assessment
Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care was a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation dedicated to long-term changes in health care institutions to substantially improve care for dying people and their families. Visit PromotingExcellence.org for more resources.