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Online Poster Sessions

Benefit from the challenges and innovations of your peers as you browse through posters from CAPC Seminars. Even though you're not face-to-face, you can connect to the presenters via email to learn more and brainstorm. Seminar participants from a wide variety of programs, institutions and care settings, including Palliative Care Leadership Centers™ (PCLC), presented posters at these sessions. The poster events are a unique combination of reception, poster, and peer-to-peer networking.

Presented at:

Center to Advance Palliative Care
National Seminar
Palliative Care at the Forefront: Innovation and Opportunity
November 7 – 9, 2013
Dallas, TX

The topic areas for abstract submission include:
  • Hospital-Based Palliative Care: Models of Care, Finances or Staffing
  • Pediatric Palliative Care Programs
  • Clinic-Based Palliative Care Programs
  • Home-Visit Palliative Care Programs
  • Long-term Care Palliative Care Programs
  • Intensive Care Unit – Palliative Care Integration
  • Emergency Department - Palliative Care Integration
  • Accountable Care or Patient Centered Medical Home Palliative Care Models/Outcomes
  • Reducing Hospital Readmissions or Inpatient Mortality
  • Data Demonstrating Palliative Care Impact on Clinical Outcomes, Family or Provider Satisfaction
  • Joint Commission Palliative Care Certification
  • Improving Generalist Palliative Care
  • EMR/Documentation
  • Telemedicine Palliative Care Programs
  • Creative solutions to a common program problem
  • Other

The 2013 CAPC National Seminar Poster Session

Team Based Supportive Care Approach Late in Life: An ongoing relationship provided by a nonclinical care guide and clinical team supporting the medical and nonmedical needs of patients, families and caregivers. Will the addition of a nonclinical member to the “hospice type” interdisciplinary team support individuals late in life?

Team/Contact Information:

Sandra E. Schellinger, NP Send Email
Clinical Co-Investigator
Allina Health
2925 Chicago Ave. So.
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Project Members:
Dr. Eric Anderson, Principle Investigator
Dr. Heather Britt, PhD, Research Co-Investigator
Kim Radel, Director of Operations

Reducing Readmissions and the Measurable Impact of PCC

Team/Contact Information:

Laura Lathrop, DNP, ACHPN Send Email
Palliative Inpatient Service Clinical Lead
United Hospital Palliative Care Consult Service part of Allina Health
1055 Westgate Drive, Suite 100
St Paul, MN 55114

Project Members:
Drew Gottfried, DO, Hospitalist
Karen Tomes, Dr of Care Management
Amir Davy, Data Analyst

Pediatric Palliative Care Program Development

Team/Contact Information:

W. Richard Boyte, MD, MA Send Email
Director, Pediatric Palliative Care
Batson Children's Hospital
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39110
601 984 2940

Project Members:
Jodee Newell, RN, MSN, ACNP-AC
Charles Christian Paine, MD

Using Available Data to Look at Palliative Care Impact on Readmissions

Team/Contact Information:

Diane Dietzen Send Email
Medical Director Palliative Care
Baystate Medical Center
749 Chestnut St
Springfield, MA 01199

Project Members:
Adrienne Seiler, MD
Carlo Ronca

Frailty and Urgent Surgeries: Improving Outcomes

Team/Contact Information:

Dr Pradeep Kumbham Send Email
Research Associate
Baystate Medical Center
280 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01103

Project Members:
Dr Mihaela Stefan
Dr Peter Lindenauer
Dr Maura Brennan
Diane Dietzen

Collaboration to Promote and Enhance Community-Based PC

Team/Contact Information:

Kate O'Malley Send Email
Senior Program Officer
California HealthCare Foundation
1438 Webster Street, #400
Oakland, CA 94612

Project Members:
Kathleen Kerr
Brian Cassel
Kate Meyers

One Organizations Journey to Become "Conversation Ready": The “Conversation Nurse” – an Integral Component to Partnering with Patients and Their Families in the Goals of Care Conversation.

Team/Contact Information:

Nancy Roberts, RN Send Email

Project Members:
Kate Lally, MD, FACP Send Email
Ruth Scott, RN
Michelle Pattie, RN
Kelly Baxter, CNP

Persons at High Risk for 30-Day Mortality From Pneumonia

Team/Contact Information:

Bruce Naughton, MD Send Email
SUNY/Buffalo; Catholic Health System
55 Melroy Avenue
Lackawanna, NY 14218
716 819 5050

Project Members:
Nikhil Satchidanand
Linda Horton
Penny Tirpak
Angela Wisniewski
Brian D'arcy

Accurate Assessment of Cost Savings with Early Involvement of Palliative Care

Team/Contact Information:

Parag Bharadwaj Send Email
Chief, Palliative Care Medicine
Sentara Healthcare
835 Glenrock Rd
Norfolk, VA 23502

Project Members:
Andrew Shubov
Rishi N Gupta
Ishita Sharma
Lynn H Spragens

Palliative Care Consults and 30-day Readmissions

Team/Contact Information:

Mark Angelo, MD, FACP Send Email
Division Chief, Palliative Medicine
Cooper University Health Care
3 Cooper Plaza, Ste 506
Camden, NJ 08103

Project Members:
Barbara Sproge, MSN, CHPN

Caring About Residents' Experiences and Symptoms (C.A.R.E.S.) Program - Providing Palliative Medicine to Nursing Home Residents

Team/Contact Information:

Deborah Morris, MD Send Email
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Eastern Virginia Medical School
825 Fairfax Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23507

Project Members:
Marissa Galicia-Castillo, MD
Kim Chafee, M Div

Should Direct ICU Discharges Trigger a PM Consult?

Team/Contact Information:

Andrew Espenlaub DO Send Email
Fellow, Palliative Medicine
Geisinger Medical Center
100 North Academy Avenue
Danville, PA 17822-1342

Project Members:
Andrew Espenlaub, DO
Carlos Fernandez, MD
Zankhana Mehta, MD
Neil Ellison, MD

Novel Approaches to Increase PMP Consults

Team/Contact Information:

Carlos Fernandez MD Send Email
Fellow - Palliative Medicine Program
Geisinger Medical Center
100 N Academy Ave
Danville, PA 17822-1342

Project Members:
Carlos Fernandez MD
Andrew Espenlaub DO
Neil Ellison MD
Zankhana Mehta MD

Palliative Care Curriculum in a Community Hospital

Team/Contact Information:

Donna E. Coletti, MD MS Send Email
Medical Director Palliative Care
Greenwich Hospital
5 Perryridge Road, Suite 3-2110
Greenwich, CT 06830

Project Members:
Felicia Hui, M.D

Comparing Quality of Care of PCU, PCCT and Usual Care Patients

Team/Contact Information:

Katherine Roza Send Email
Medical student
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
1468 Madison Avenue, Annenberg Building, Floor 10 Room 10-02
New York City, NY 10029

Project Members:
Nathan Goldstein, MD
Diane Meier, MD
Katherine Roza, BA

ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL...Using "Palliative Care Rounding Tool" to assure Quality Interdisciplinary Care.

Team/Contact Information:

Holly Lanier, MSN, ARNP Send Email
Lee Memorial Health Systems Q-life/Palliative Care
8960 Colonial Center Drive, Suite 206
Fort Myers, FL 33905

Project Members:
Maria Isabel Lebron, MSW
Karen Washburn, MSW, ACSW
Andrew Esch, MD

Telepsychiatric Care for Palliative Care Patients an Opportunity

Team/Contact Information:

Sherika Newman, MD Send Email
Lee Memorial Hospital System
8960 Colonial Center Drive suite 206
Fort Myers, FL 33905

Project Members:
Pamela Schroeder BSN, RN, OCN
Valerie Butram MS,RD,CSO,LDN
Kristin Kardihy PharmD
Gaby Brock PharmD
William Pirl MD

Coordinating Quality across the PC Continuum

Team/Contact Information:

Elke H. Rockwell, PhD, MSS Send Email
Quality Specialist
Lehigh Valley Health Network
2166 S.12th Street
Allentown, PA 18103

Project Members:
Donna Stevens, BS
Daniel Ray, MD

An Outpatient Toolkit: System Approach to Best Practice

Team/Contact Information:

Niki Koesel, ANP, ACHPN Send Email
Director of Palliative Care - Levine Cancer Institute
Carolinas Healthcare System
1021 Morehead Medical Drive
Charlotte, NC 28204

Project Members:
Eva Rodriguez, Practice Manager III

Pilot Study of Family Caregiver Burden in Home Hospice: Stress-Induced Immune Changes and its Implications on Caregiver Health.

Team/Contact Information:

Dr Judith Kaur Send Email
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
200 1st Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905

Project Members:
Abdullah Ladha MD
Sarah J Lee MD

Regional Rural Advance Care Planning Initiative

Team/Contact Information:

Cory Ingram, MD Send Email
Assistant Professor Family and Palliative Medicine
Mayo Clinic Health System
1025 Marsh St
Mankato, MN 56001

Project Members:
Sheila Daggett Send Email

Standardized Palliative Care Education & Screening

Team/Contact Information:

Megan Voss, DNP, RN Send Email
Staff Nurse
Mayo Clinic
200 First Street Southwest
Rochester, MN 55905

Project Members:
Jennifer Smith, BSN, RN
Stephanie Slack, BSN, RN

Preliminary Outcomes from a Quality Improvement Initiative to Enhance Palliative Care Resources in a Neurointensive Care Unit

Team/Contact Information:

Wendy L. Peltier, MD Send Email
Associate Professor
Medical College of Wisconsin
9200 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Project Members:
Tiffany Wolfgram, APNP
Denise A. Miller Niklasch, CNS
Brian Shields
Stephen Schilz
John Lynch, MD
Ann Helms, MD

Analysis of an Emergency Room Palliative Care Trigger Tool: Diagnosis and Barriers to its Use

Team/Contact Information:

Bridget I Earle MD Send Email
Palliative Medicine Attending
Lenox Hill Hospital
100 East 77th street
New York, NY 10075

Palliative Care in University of California Intensive Care Units

Team/Contact Information:

Steven Pantilat, MD Send Email
Director Palliative Care Program
533 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143

Project Members:
Wendy Anderson, MD, MS
Kathleen Puntillo, RN, PhD
Jenica Cimino, BA

Identifying Core Data to Drive Quality Improvement

Team/Contact Information:

Steven Pantilat, MD Send Email
Director Palliative Care Program
533 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143

Project Members:
Rebecca Burke
David O'Riordan, PhD
Betty Ferrell, PhD, MA
Peter Lindenauer, MD, MSc
Karl Lorenz, MD
Jeffrey Stoneberg

Neighbor, Teammate, Patient: A Preliminary Investigation of the Impact Rural Culture on the Physician-Patient Relationship and the Impact of this Unique Dynamic on Subsequent Referrals to Palliative Care.

Team/Contact Information:

Lori S. Cable, MS Send Email
Principal Researcher
Regional End of Life Network: Freeman Health System
1102 W. 32nd
Joplin, Missouri 64804

Project Members:
Jeremy L. Sturgell, MD
Gwynn L. Caruthers, BSN, CHPN

Application of an Integrated Multidisciplinary Approach to Skilled Palliative Care in the Home.

Team/Contact Information:

Jane A. Pozan Send Email
Therapy Supervisor
Residential Home Health
30755 Barrington Rd.
Madison Heights, MI 48071

Project Members:
Melisa Swatowski
Michelle Ganci

Team Driven Palliative Care Consults and Outcomes

Team/Contact Information:

Donna L. Butler, MSN, ANP-BC, OCN, ACHPN, FAAPM Send Email
Nurse Practitioner
Schneck Medical Center
411 W. Tipton Street
Seymour, IN 47274

Project Members:
Rebecca J. Bartlett Ellis, Ph.D., RN
Brenda S. Smith, Psy.D., HSPP

Palliative Care and Intensive Care CAN Coexist!

Team/Contact Information:

Kathy Manske, RN, MSN, CCRN, CHPN Send Email
Palliative Care Nurse Clinician
Scottsdale Healthcare
7400 E Osborn Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Integrating Pediatric Palliative Care into Pediatric Oncology

Team/Contact Information:

Justin N. Baker, MD, FAAP, FAAHPM Send Email
Chief, Division of Quality of Life and Palliative Care
St Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Pl
Memphis, TN 38105

Project Members:
R. Kyle Wiser, MBA
Deena R. Levine, MD
Deborah Gibson

"It's All in the How" - PC Continuum Reducing Readmissions

Team/Contact Information:

Jeanette Boohene, MD., FACP Send Email
Medical Director, Palliative Care
St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
350 W. Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85013

Project Members:
Gobi Paramanandam, MD, MHSM
Francisco Cordova, MD

Perinatal Palliative Care: Beginning the Journey

Team/Contact Information:

Leisha Buller Send Email
Coordinator for Palliative Care Services
Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital
1301 Pennsylvania Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76017

Innovative Palliative Care in the Intensive Care Unit

Team/Contact Information:

Leisha Buller, MSN, RN, APRN Send Email
Coordinator for Palliative Care Services
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth
1301 Pennsylvania Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Project Members:
Barrett Gabrielson, MS – Clinical Outcomes Specialist
Ashley Hodo, MSN, RN – Nurse Manager Palliative Care Services

Diverse Palliative Care Unified

Team/Contact Information:

Leisha Buller, MSN, RN, APRN Send Email
Coordinator for Palliative Care Services
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth
1301 Pennsylvania Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76104

CHF Patients: Would Admission Checklist Increase Identification of Patients at High Risk for Unmet Palliative Care Needs?

Team/Contact Information:

Jeanette M. Abell, MD, MBA Send Email
Fellow, Hospice & Palliative Medicine
The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center
453 W. 10th Ave., 246 Atwell Hall
Columbus, OH 43210
614- 204-3370

Project Members:
Jeanette M. Abell, MD, MBA
Ellin Gafford, MD
Jillian Gustin, MD

Collaboration Between a Palliative Care Department and the Emergency Department Improves Early Access to Palliative Care

Team/Contact Information:

Claire Yoshida, APRN-Rx Send Email
The Queen's Medical Center
Pain & Palliative Care Department, 1301 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
808 691-4726

Project Members:
Matthew Ing, MD
Derek Uemura, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Daniel Fischberg, MD, PhD, FAAHPM

Pediatric Hospice Experience in an Ethnically Diverse Community

Team/Contact Information:

G. Patricia Cantwell, M.D. Send Email
Professor and Chief, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine; Director of Pediatric Palliative Care; Pediatric Medical Director, TiLLiKids
Holtz Children's Hospital, Jackson Memorial Hospital
University of Miami; TiLLiKids/Heartland
1611 NW 12th Ave, Holtz East Tower, Rm 6006
Miami, FL 33136

Project Members:
Shivani Tripathi, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Holtz Children's Hospital, Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami; Physician, TiLLiKids/Heartland
Lauren Owens, RN, RN Team Manager for TiLLi Kids
Laura Mandelbaum, LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Leslie Hutchins, CCLS, Certified Child Life Specialist
Nicole Fernandez, RN BSN, RN Case Manager
Donna Sage, RN Case Manager
Carrie Feinroth, RN, MSN, Director of Professional Services

"Transforming Patient Care Within Long-Term Care Facilities. Addressing the Symptoms- A Whole Person Centered Approach to Care"

Team/Contact Information:

Marisa Strong, MSW, RCSWI Send Email
Social Worker, Professional Relations Representative
Treasure Coast Palliative Care
5000 Dunn Road
Fort Pierce, FL 34981

Project Members:
Dr. Bernice Burkarth
Barbara vanZyl, ARNP
Gusti Labatte-Deneau, ARNP

Psychosocial Distress: A New Palliative Care Trigger

Team/Contact Information:

Heather A. Harris, MD Send Email
Associate Medical Director, Supportive and Palliative Care Program
San Francisco General Hospital & Trauma Center
1001 Potrero Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94110

Project Members:
Rachel Orkand, MSW
Carol Lam, MSW
Donald I Abrams, MD
Anne Kinderman, MD

Emergency Department Experience with Advance Care Planning

Team/Contact Information:

Heather A. Harris, M.D. Send Email
Associate Medical Director, Supportive and Palliative Care Service
San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center
1001 Portrero Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94110

Project Members:
Joshua Lakin, MD
Eric Isaacs, MD
Erin Sullivan, MD
Rebecca Sudore, MD

Development of an ED Palliative Care Screening Tool

Team/Contact Information:

Phyllis Hendry, MD Send Email
Assistant Chair of EM Research
University of Florida College of Medicine/Jacksonville
655 West 8th Street, Dept of Emergency Medicine
Jacksonville, FL 32209

Project Members:
Phyllis Hendry, MD
Mark McIntosh, MD, MPH
Colleen Kalynych, MSH, EdD
Sarah Osian, PhD
Nisha Patel, BS

Engineer in Palliative Care: Lean Process Improvement in Inpatient Palliative Care Consultation Service Targeting the Triage Process for New Consults

Team/Contact Information:

Mark Litterer Send Email
Lean Management Engineer
University of Iowa Health Care
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA 52246

Project Members:
Joanne Gritton

An Approach to Advance Palliative Care Into Heart Failure Clinic

Team/Contact Information:

Lori Olson, MD Send Email
University of Kansas Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Blvd, 6040 Delp, MS 1020
Kansas City, KS 66160

An End of Life Care Plan Increases Family and Staff Satisfaction with Pediatric Care at End of Life.

Team/Contact Information:

Paige Latham, RN, BSN, PHN Send Email
University of MN Amplatz Children's Hospital
111 E Franklin Ave #317
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Project Members:
Sarah Wiebler, CFLS