2015 Poster Sessions

Formation Of The Global Palliative Care Quality Alliance: A Cooperative Group Dedicated To The Advancement Of Quality Within Palliative Care

The Global Palliative Care Quality Alliance is a volunteer network of community-based palliative care organizations striving to enhance the quality of palliative care delivery through coordinated data collection, regular sharing ...

Getting to Satisfaction: Collecting and Interpreting Referrer Satisfaction Data

Rainbow Kids Palliative Care Team covers all inpatient units 5 days a week and maintains phone contact with patients after discharge. Referrals are generated by the primary medical team caring ...

Goal Setting in Primary Care (SAGE program)

The SAGE (Sensible Assistance with Goals Evaluation) is a palliative program of ProHealth Physicians, a large (300+ provider) Primary Care group and ACO in Connecticut. Patients with life limiting illness ...

Honoring Fallen Veterans with Memorial Procession

The VA WNY Healthcare Center has implemented into the standard operating procedures a memorial procession for all veterans that die in the hospital. This has increased staff self-awareness of the ...

Hospice Enrollment Changes After Use of AI Tool in ICUs

The Advanced Illness: Beds (AIB) Initiative was started to align goals of care in ICUs. Advanced Illness (AI) occurs when serious conditions cause health and functioning to decline. AI patients ...

How Come They Don’t Come? Identifying Reasons of Non-Show Among a Palliative Care Outpatient Clinic

Palliative Care (PC) patients experience complex distress better addressed by an interdisciplinary PC outpatient clinic then by standard outpatient care. PC patients, like many patients, do not always keep appointments. ...

How Come They Don’t Show Up?: Assessment of No-Shows in Outpatient Palliative Care

Background: Palliative care clinics (PCC) are designed to meet the needs of seriously-ill patients. PCC help patients and families deal with uncontrolled symptoms and establish goals-of-care to avoid crisis situations ...

Identifying and Addressing Nursing Barriers in EOL care

By identifying common barriers to care at our community hospital then training Palliative Care Resource Nurses (PCRNs) at End of Life (EOL) management, an educational program for medical and oncology ...

Impact of race on pain management outcomes

Objective: Restrospective study to examine racial differences in pain outcomes following inpatient palliative care consultation. Participants were of African American, Asian/Others, Caucasian, and Latino origins. Main Outcome: Pain score at ...

Impact of Supp Med on Symptom Management in IP setting

Symptom data from eight categories was analyzed for comparison of the severity of symptoms, from the time Supportive Medicine was consulted, until time of patient discharge. Symptom data from a ...

Implementation of Home-Based Palliative Care with CRNPs

As an Integrated Delivery and Financing System, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and the UPMC Health Plan identified gaps in services related to care transitions from facility to ...

Improving Do-Not-Resuscitate Discussions: A Framework for Physicians

Having DNR (Do-Not-Resuscitate) discussions with patients and their surrogates is a challenging task for most clinicians. To make such discussions more constructive, we provide a framework that stratifies patients into ...

Improving Outcomes through Palliative Care – ICU Collaboration

Recognizing the growing and unmet needs for palliative care in our 900 bed hospital, our leadership supported expansion and enhancement of the Palliative Care Team. To bridge this gap, a ...

Increasing Palliative Medicine Utilization in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at An Urban, Safety-Net Hospital

The SICU in our urban, university-affiliated, county hospital is a closed, 28-bed unit with over 1200 admissions each year. We hypothesized that there was an unmet need for Palliative Medicine ...

Initial Impact of Rural Community Palliative Care

A community palliative care program was initiated by a hospice in January 2014 in Rural St. Lawrence County. The palliative care team, consisting of a physician, nurse practitioner, social worker, ...

Innovation Meets Future Demands: A Novel Approach to Fellowship Training in Hospice and Palliative Medicine

North Shore University Hospital has a growing Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM) Fellowship training program, established in 2007 and accredited in 2009. As the number of people with serious medical ...

Inpatient Palliative Care Reduces Hospital Readmissions

Allina Health Palliative Care staffs Inpatient Consult Teams at four metro hospitals in the Twin Cities, MN and one regional hospital in Shakopee. The teams are well established providing expert ...

Integrating Palliative Care Medicine into Skilled Nursing and Long Term Care

Aim: to determine the impact of providing continuity for Palliative Care Medicine (PCM) from the inpatient setting to skilled nursing (SNF) and long-term care facilities (LTC). Intervention: A full time ...

Integrating Pharmacists into a Palliative Medicine Team at a Community Hospital

The core team members of a Palliative Medicine Team include Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Social Workers and Chaplains. While Pharmacists have been identified as valuable team members, most inpatient Palliative ...

Integration & Enculturation of a Palliative Care Program

Hospital Medicine Chaplaincy Social Work Background: Inova Fair Oaks Hospital is a 182 bed community hospital located in Fairfax, VA. In 2009 one provider began seeing patients using a Palliative ...

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