Monday, March 13, 2017

Information Gathering Request – Comfort Kits

"Comfort kit" and "comfort pack" are common terms used for a supply of medications, such as morphine, haloperidol, lorazepam, meoclopramide and acetaminophen, that may be provided to relieve symptoms that commonly arise in terminally ill patients. 

The Home and Community Services Section at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is gathering information on how hospices use, secure and account for comfort kits. The section intends to use the information to develop guidance for hospices and assisted living residences that promotes compliance and ensures medication security. 

Your responses will not be made a part of your agency record, will not be made available to the public, and will have no bearing on the hospice's compliance history. The questionnaire consists of 10 questions and should take about 5 minutes to complete. We thank you for your assistance.

Click the link to begin the questionnaire:

If you have any questions, please contact Matt Shadle, Home Care Services Section Manager at, (303) 692-2981