How a palliative care NP solved patient's pneumonia mystery

01/31/2013 | Herald Bulletin (Anderson, Ind.), The

Don Johnson of Anderson, Ind., had repeated hospitalizations for pneumonia but it took palliative care nurse practitioner Kathy Glass less than two hours to figure out the reason was that he was aspirating food into his lungs. Johnson has other medical issues, such as heart failure and asthma, but he has not been hospitalized for pneumonia since he started the palliative care program last September, and his wife says the program has helped him to cope.

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