Policy Number


Continuous Palliative Sedation Therapy for Adults - Policy and Procedure - NSHA CL-PE-010


This policy provides direction for Continuous Palliative Sedation Therapy (CPST) as a standardized practice for the delivery of ongoing sedation until the patient's death.
Continuous Palliative Sedation therapy is a specialized medical intervention leading to the intentional induction and continuous maintenance of a reduced level of consciousness to relieve Refractory symptoms during the last days to less than two weeks of life for patients whose goal is comfort.