2015 Poster Sessions

Palliative Care Specialists and Medicare Services

End of life healthcare continues to evolve as experiments with models of care yield new insights into best management practices. The emergence of palliative care medical specialists is the result ...

Palliative Care through a Dementia Lens

Cambia Health Solutions has implemented a health plan based serious illness services program for the 2.2 million members we serve, with an approach focused on respecting the patient’s wishes, from ...

Patient and Caregiver Experience with Care

Aim: Assess experience in LifeCourse, a late-life supportive care intervention, using a new experience tool for patients and caregivers. Data and Analysis: Intervention sample with baseline and six-month data included ...

Patient and Caregiver Quality of Life

Question: Does participation in LifeCourse provide better Quality of Life (QOL) for late life patients with chronic conditions and their caregivers compared to usual care controls? Data: Intervention sample with ...

Pharmacist involvement in the palliative care clinic

The objective of this study was to describe the role of the clinical pharmacist in an interdisciplinary outpatient palliative care clinic (OPPCC) serving both cancer and non-cancer patients at Summa ...

Playing Well in the Sandbox: Growing an Outpatient Palliative Care Clinic While Enhancing Collaboration with Interventional Pain Clinicians

Pain is one of the most commonly experienced and feared symptoms faced by patients facing a serious illness and a common reason for referral to a palliative care service. Palliative ...

Preparedness Survey for Joint Commission’s Palliative Care Requirement with LVAD Implantation as Destination Therapy

As of 2012, 101 centers in the United States have been approved to perform LVAD placement as destination therapy. Historically, there has been little regulation over these programs and general ...

Prevalence of Patients Appropriate for PC Referral

Results of a point prevalence study conducted at 33 US academic medical centers will be presented and will include a description of the size and characteristics of the population of ...

Primary Palliative Care in Action – Meet Our “Champions”

Our 570 bedded hospital, with 100 ICU beds, has a Palliative Care (PC) team of 4 providers, seeing consults throughout the hospital. With 52% of consults in the ICU, it ...

Protecting Our Vulnerable Population: Screening for Mistreatment in Palliative Care

Palliative Care (PC) patients are a vulnerable population. While the incidence of mistreatment in other vulnerable populations has been defined, approaching 10% of elderly, the incidence in PC has not. ...

Proving the Financial Benefit- Inpatient Palliative Care

This poster session focus is based on proving the financial benefit of Health Systems funding Palliative Care Consult Teams within the walls of their hospitals. Community Health Network’s Palliative Care ...

Rapid Palliative Care in ED Improves Care for Dementia

Rapid Palliative Care Assessments were done according to usual care by Geriatric Nurse Practitioners and outcomes compared with those who met criteria for consultation based on a computer based trigger ...

Redesigning the Role of The Palliative Care Team To Expand Services

Our 900 bed hospital is the flagship hospital for the system’s 9 hospitals and is located in a largely rural area in eastern North Carolina. The 18 bed Palliative Care ...

Regional Survey of Advanced Heart Failure Care in Hospice

Background: Advanced heart failure (AHF) therapies, including inotropes and ventricular assist devices (VADs), may improve symptoms, function, and longevity for select patients. The role of these therapies in hospice care ...

Risk Factors for Hospital Readmission of Hospice Patients

A retrospective case control study designed to examine potential risk factors for readmission to the hospital within one week of discharge to home hospice. The primary outcome variable was hospital ...

Rothman Index as a Palliative Consultation Trigger

The Rothman Index (RI) is a peer reviewed and validated formula which provides a real-time, disease agnostic continuous measure of patient condition based on existing data sitting in the electronic ...

RPM & Palliative Care Improves Patient Outcomes

KR is a 57 year old patient with high Emergency Room (ER) and hospital utilization preceding her admission to homecare. KR was started on a Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) program, ...

Satisfaction Surveys: Timing of Inpatient Palliative Care Consults

Clinical practice guidelines suggest that patients and families participate in the evaluation of palliative care services. Additionally, feedback from referring physicians can be particularly helpful for engaging key stakeholders within ...

Staffing for a Small, Rural Palliative Care Program

Schneck Medical Center integrated the objective "to recognize and grow nurse practitioners (NP) to further assist in the development of service lines and quality of care issues" into its Strategic ...

Stand By You: An Interprofessional Compassionate Service

This poster will outline the collaborative efforts between Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and Baptist Health South Florida to develop an interprofessional compassionate volunteer service for patients at the end ...

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