2015 Poster Sessions

Caring for Vulnerable Geriatric Patients with OASIS

Elder Orphans are aged, community-dwelling individuals who are socially and/or physically isolated, without a known family member or designated surrogate. They are at high risk for failure to thrive and ...

Developing a Protocol for Home Diuresis of Patients with Advanced Heart Failure

Patients with advanced heart failure represent a population that is significant in number, health system utilization, and symptom burden. The condition is responsible for a high burden of hospitalization for ...

Development of Palliative Care Guidelines in Singapore

Development of Palliative Care Guidelines in Singapore PSH Neo, TJ Lo, JKL John, CM Yee, A Lee. Background: Despite its renowned healthcare system, Singapore ranked 18th in the world on ...

Effects of Community Based Palliative Care on Health Care Utilization in Patients with Advanced Heart Failure

In 2000, patients with advanced heart failure accounted for the second highest number of hospital days in Canada. We propose that providing home-based palliative care (PC) for these patients can ...

End-of-Life Care for Dementia Patients in the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE): A Quality of Care Assessment

Background: The majority of Americans want to die at home, but this particularly challenging for patients with dementia. The mission of PACE is to allow patients to remain at home ...

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 ...

Palliative Care Consultations for Orthotopic Heart Transplant Recipients

Cardiac transplantation is associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and supportive care needs. Nevertheless, partnerships between heart transplant and palliative care (PC) teams are extremely rare; data remains limited on how ...

Palliative Care for Inpatient COPD Patients

The current practice problems existing in acute care settings regarding to the care of COPD patients include: 1) inadequate symptom management; 2) incongruent care between inpatient and outpatient care settings; ...

Palliative Care Integration for Patients Receiving Left Ventricular Assist Device as Destination Therapy

Left Ventricular Assist Device as Destination Therapy (LVAD-DT) can be life-prolonging therapy available to select patients with advanced heart failure; it is also associated with significant morbidity, mortality and supportive ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Systems BRIDGES: Community outreach for Asian population

The Asian community is one of the country’s fastest growing demographics, and in New York City, Asians are now 12% of the population. Despite their growing numbers, the Asian community ...

The Challenges of End of Life Care for Homeless Veterans

Homeless veterans approaching the end of life (EOL) may not be getting the care they need. This study surveyed existing Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) program providers for an overview ...

The Forgotten Organ Donor: A Call for Greater Palliative Care Involvement

Organ donation has evolved over past 40 years as optimal therapy for patients with end organ disease. Recent efforts have increased available organs, particularly through the expansion of donation after ...

Value Based Conversations in Diverse Communities

There is well documented disparity in health care outcomes in minority groups, and this disparity extends to end of life. The Conversation Project at Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) is ...

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