Deployed Pediatric Palliative Care Team

Team Roles and HoursResponsibilities
In-house consultation team, 7 am–10 pm plus overnight telephone supportDaily rounding on highest-risk patients
Advanced symptom management
Complicated advance care planning
Medical decision-making support
End-of-life care
Supportive callers, noon to 8 pmCalling each patient and family members daily
Basic counseling for anxiety, depression, and fear
Screening household members for COVID-19 symptoms, providing related education
Bereavement callers, noon to 8 pmAcute grief counseling for 3 wk for any family member with first contact within 24 h after death
Anticipatory guidance regarding funeral planning and collection of personal belongings
Referrals for complicated grief