2015 Poster Sessions

Creating an Acuity and Productivity Measurement Tool for an Inpatient Palliative Care Service

The Palliative Care CNS and Physician Faculty identified the need to create a tool to measure the acuity of Palliative patients at an academic medical center. This tool assesses factors ...

ESAS to Improve Symptomatology Mgmt/Communication

As the cost of healthcare continues to rise and the American public clamors for improved safety and quality of healthcare, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services has linked patient’s evaluation ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Using the “Surprise Question” in Primary Care

A new model of health care delivery has been proposed that incorporates the core principles of palliative care into the primary care setting. A question has been identified that helps ...

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