2016 Poster Sessions

Advance Care Planning in Cancer: Using a Novel SOI Tool

Background: In cancer patients, advance directives are often not addressed until near the end of life. Medical care is often not aligned with patients’ goals given inconsistent communication between health-care ...

Advancing Compassionate, Patient/Family-Centered Care

I. Background and problem statement Upon development of a collaborative practice model (CPM) to provide best practices for the delivery of bad news (DBN), oncology nurses reported feeling inadequately prepared ...

Allowing Natural Death in the Emergency Department

STUDY OBJECTIVE: A 50% decrease in the mortality rate of Emergency Department (ED) patients nationwide was reported by Kanzaria in July, 2016. This is thought to be due, at least ...

Alternative Payment for Palliative Care Across Settings

The future of healthcare payment is here, presenting an unprecedented opportunity for palliative care. Alternative payment models (APMs) take many forms – shared savings, bundled payments, capitation and value-based purchasing ...

A Medicare Advantage Clinic CHF/Palliative Care Program

Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, WellMed is a healthcare delivery network serving more than 227,000 patients, mostly Medicare-eligible seniors, in Texas and Florida. The WellMed Palliative Care Program encompasses the ...

An e-App to foster symptom documentation and intervention

Background: Assessment of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) has become an important component of health care to gauge the impact of disease and medical treatment on patient well-being. There is need for ...

An EMR Pain Page That Works: Partnering With a National EMR Vendor

Outline: I. Obstacle: Necessary patient events that support pain management are not in a consolidated view and require additional time to dig through the chart II. Background: a) Palliative Care ...

An Evaluation of the NiPCAS

Objective: The rigor of the Neonatal Palliative Care Attitude Scale (NiPCAS), developed by Victoria Kain (2009), was evaluated to provide information about a measurement relative to the area of palliative ...

A Novel Approach to Outpatient Palliative Care Clinic Flow

Hospitals and healthcare organizations are embracing outpatient palliative medicine to complement and expand upon the work that is often started during an acute care palliative care consultation. Earlier palliative care ...

A Palliative Care Summary EHR Page

Introduction: We sought to improve electronic health record (EHR) documentation of inpatient palliative care by creating a page to summarize relevant interdisciplinary clinical information and team care planning. Consistent with ...

A Primary Palliative Care Pathway for Hospital Medicine

Background Most Americans experience hospitalization in the last year of life. Unwanted medical interventions near the end of life, and their associated costs, have been a national concern for decades. ...

Automatic Screening to Identify Palliative Care Patients

Staff from an established Palliative Care Team (PCT) in western Connecticut identified a gap in identifying patients appropriate for a palliative care consults. Patients were only being identified following multiple ...

A Visual Guide of a Palliative Care Workflow in a Hospital Setting

Trinitas Regional Medical Center (TRMC) received the initial Joint Commission Certification in Advanced Palliative Care in 2013 and redesignation in 2015. The initial Joint Commission Certification application process provided us ...

Barriers to End of Life Communication: How Can We Address Them?

Introduction: A substantial number of patients admitted to the hospital are suffering from a terminal illness. In the teaching hospitals, care is usually coordinated by residents. We often see confusion ...

Better Outcomes with Palliative Care Staff Education

Palliative and Supportive Medicine programs are rapidly growing in U.S. hospitals and are assisting them to achieve high-quality and well-coordinated medical care. Supportive Medicine is an interdisciplinary specialized team designed ...

Bringing Palliative Care & Geriatrics to Primary Care

The Care New England Health System has spent the last few years on a journey to grow systems of care that focus on population health and better coordination of care ...

Building Primary PC Competencies in Optum LTC APRNs

Objectives: Describe the primary palliative care competency needs for nurse practitioners in the long term care (LTC) setting Describe methods that can be used on a national scale to educate ...

CarePoint™: A System Level Approach to CB Palliative Care

Background: CBPC programs have potential to deliver improved quality of life & cost-effective health outcomes for a vulnerable population. Research in the development & evaluation of CBPC programs is scant. ...

Caring for Our Team While Honoring Our Patients

Introduction: In our rural hospital, the outpatient palliative care clinic is embedded in the cancer center. The palliative care and oncology teams develop strong relationships with their patients and family. ...

Characterizing Quality in Inpatient Palliative Care

Background: Over two-thirds of hospitals in the United States have palliative care programs, including 90% of hospitals with 300 or more beds. However, there is little data assessing the characteristics ...

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