General Outpatient Palliative Care (AAPV)

General ambulatory palliative care (AAPV) is an important part of healthcare, especially for seriously ill people who want to live in their own homes. AAPV is a specialized form of outpatient medicine aimed at patients with advanced, incurable disease . The AAPV aims to improve the quality of life of patients and their families and to enable them to live as independently as possible.

In addition to AAPV, we also offer end-of-life care and grief work with loved ones.

What does general outpatient palliative care (AAPV) include?

General outpatient palliative care (AAPV) includes medical, nursing, psychological and social care for patients with a progressive, incurable disease and a limited life expectancy . The aim of the AAPV is to improve the quality of life of patients and their relatives and to enable them to live and die as independently as possible in familiar surroundings. AAPV can be offered at home or in an outpatient facility such as a hospice or palliative care unit. Care is provided by an interdisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, psychologists and social workers. AAPV can include symptomatic treatment of pain and other ailments as well as psychological and social support for patients and their families.

Who is general outpatient palliative care (AAPV) aimed at?

General outpatient palliative care (AAPV) is aimed at patients with advanced, incurable disease who need palliative care.

What services does the outpatient nursing service Bliev to Huus offer in Kiel and Bredenbek?

The outpatient nursing service is responsible for the care and support of patients within the framework of the AAPV. Here are some examples of services that we can provide as a home care service under the AAPV:

  • Basic care : We take over the basic care of patients, such as washing, dressing and personal care.
  • Pain therapy : We help patients take pain medication and give them tips on how to relieve pain.
  • Symptom Control : We can support patients to control symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and shortness of breath.
  • Support for relatives : We offer advice and support to relatives of patients in caring for and caring for their loved ones.

We at the outpatient care service Bliev to Huus in Kiel and Bredenbek are very happy to have qualified nurses on our team, especially for general and specialized outpatient palliative care.

How does general outpatient palliative care work?

In general, general outpatient palliative care proceeds as follows:

  1. AAPV is initiated by a doctor when a patient with an advanced, incurable disease requires palliative care.
  2. The doctor submits an application for AAPV to the health insurance company. The health insurance company checks the application and decides whether to finance the AAPV.
  3. If the application is approved, an AAPV team consisting of doctors, nurses and other professionals will be assembled.
  4. The AAPV team visits the patient at home or in an outpatient facility and provides comprehensive services such as pain management, symptom control and psychological support.
  5. The AAPV team works closely with the patient and their family to develop an individual treatment plan.
  6. The AAPV lasts as long as the patient needs it. If the patient’s needs change or if the patient dies, the AAPV is terminated.

It is important to note that there are two forms of outpatient palliative care: general outpatient palliative care (AAPV) and specialized outpatient palliative care (SAPV) . SAPV is a more pronounced and comprehensive form of AAPV, which is aimed at patients with particularly complex needs and symptoms. The decision as to which form of AAPV is appropriate for a patient is made by a doctor based on the patient’s individual needs and symptoms.

frequently asked Questions

  1. Was ist die AAPV?

    Die AAPV ist eine spezialisierte Form der ambulanten Medizin, die sich an Patient:innen mit fortgeschrittener, nicht heilbarer Erkrankung richtet. Ziel der AAPV ist es, die Lebensqualität von Patient:innen und ihren Angehörigen zu verbessern und ihnen ein möglichst selbstbestimmtes Leben und Sterben zu ermöglichen.

  2. Wo findet die AAPV statt?

    Die AAPV findet in der Regel zu Hause oder in einer ambulanten Einrichtung statt. In manchen Fällen kann die AAPV auch in einem Hospiz oder einer Klinik durchgeführt werden.

  3. Welche Leistungen werden in der AAPV angeboten?

    In der AAPV werden umfassende Leistungen angeboten, wie zum Beispiel: Schmerztherapie, Symptomkontrolle, psychologische Unterstützung, Beratung und Unterstützung von Angehörigen, Hospizliche Betreuung

  4. Wer kann in die AAPV aufgenommen werden?

    In die AAPV können Patient:innen mit fortgeschrittener, nicht heilbarer Erkrankung aufgenommen werden, die palliative Versorgung benötigen. Die Aufnahme in die AAPV wird von einem Arzt veranlasst und bedarf in der Regel einer Zustimmung der Krankenkasse.

  5. Wie wird die AAPV finanziert?

    Die AAPV wird von den Krankenkassen finanziert und ist für die Patient:innen kostenfrei.

  6. Was ist der Unterschied zwischen AAPV und SAPV?

    Der wesentliche Unterschied zwischen der AAPV und der SAPV besteht darin, dass die SAPV eine spezialisierte Form der ambulanten Palliativversorgung ist, die sich an Patient:innen mit besonders komplexen Bedürfnissen und Symptomen richtet. Während bei der AAPV die eigene Hausärztin oder der eigene Hausarzt verantwortlich ist, ist bei der SAPV eine spezielle Ärztin oder ein spezieller Arzt aus dem SAPV-Team verantwortlich. SAPV umfasst einen deutlich höheren Leistungsumfang samt 24h Erreichbarkeit der speziell qualifizierten Pfleger und des ärztlichen Fachpersonals.

We are happy to help!

After extensive discussions, we will work out an individual concept with you, which is optimally tailored to your needs .

The personal meeting to get to know each other is irreplaceable with regard to outpatient care. Feel free to arrange a conversation with us!