2016 Poster Sessions

Implementing Virtual Hospice: Challenge and Discovery

Implementation of a virtual hospice service in a large academic center: Challenges, solutions and discoveries Objective: Design and implementation of a virtual hospice service as a bridge to future inpatient ...

Improving QOL for Late Life Patients: LifeCourse Findings

Quality of life (QOL) for patients with chronic conditions at the end of life is a concern among policymakers and consumers, and has implications for improved care delivery outcomes. QOL ...

Integrated Palliative Care in a Rural Healthcare System

Harris Regional Hospital is an 86-bed acute care hospital based in Sylva, NC which has a population of approximately 2,600. Swain Community Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital located ...

Integrating of a Palliative Care Goals of Care Conversation in the Acute Care of the Elderly Unit

Background: Palliative care (PC) interventions such as goals of care conversations (GOCC) enhance goal-concordant care, improve quality of life, decrease readmissions, and lower cost of care. A dedicated Acute Care ...

Integrating Spiritual Care Into a Community Cancer Center

Background: Health care providers do not routinely screen for or address their patient’s spiritual care needs. Yet a diagnosis of cancer, for many patients and families, is a profound challenge ...

LifeCourse—Design to Implementation in a Health System

In the next decade and a half, communities in the US will care for the same number of individuals over the age of 65 as they have over the past ...

Meaningful Impact: Automated Palliative Care Scorecard

Background: In response to poor health care quality outcomes and rising costs, health care reform triple aim has increased requirements for providers to demonstrate value to payers, partners and the ...

New Model: Integrating Palliative Across Care Settings

Seriously ill patients with complex medical problems undergo many transitions across hospital and nursing homes (NH). During these transitions, patients experience reduced continuity of care and important goals of care ...

Night and Day: A 24 hour coverage solution for a PCU

Objectives: Outline the challenges of covering a primary service with 24 hour demands, but only 12 hour coverage and describe a staffing solution that builds on partnerships with hospitalist colleagues. ...

No Disease, Chronic Pain, High Dose Opioids…What Do We Do?

Introduction: Outpatient palliative care clinics are often expected to manage a broad spectrum of oncology patients. Oncology patients who have completed disease –specific treatment and no longer have any evidence ...

Outcomes of a Population Health Community-Based Palliative Care Program

I. Original Research Background: Improving the care of patients with serious illness is important for humanitarian and financial reasons. We present a population health community-based palliative care pilot program providing ...

Outpatient Palliative Cardiology Embedded Within a Heart Failure Clinic: A New Model of Care

Introduction/Background: The role of specialist palliative care in the management of heart failure (HF) has been established in the contexts of in-patient HF care and management of patients with left ...

Palliating the Palate: Making Oral Care a Vital Sign

Oral pharyngeal candidiasis is a leading cause of death in patients with advanced cancer. Risks to oral care in patients with advanced disease are great, and include but are not ...

Palliative Care at South County Hospital: System Wide

South County Health is taking a system wide approach to managing patients with chronic disease to support symptom management and identifying goals of care. Our inpatient palliative care consulting team ...

Palliative Care Clerkship Pilot

Objectives: 1. Appreciate the role Palliative Care (PC) Clerkships play in undergraduate medical education. 2. Describe a multifaceted PC clerkship Background: The presence of formal, clinical PC training in US ...

Palliative Care Nursing Education Initiative

There is a national shortage of palliative care specialists and mounting evidence that patients who receive palliative care live longer with better quality of life. At Virginia Mason Medical Center ...

Palliative Care Wherever the Patient Is....Everywhere!

Providing Palliative Care in multiple patient care settings from ER to ICU to Med Surg, then to SNF and Rehab, Specialty clinics and ultimately home. Reducing acute care readmission rates ...

Palliative Screening to Positively Improve Patient Care

In June 2015 we began 100% screening throughout our Health System by RNs on admission to Medical, Oncology, ICU, and Telemetry units. As data was gathered we recognized an opportunity ...

Part-Time Fellowship Training in Palliative Medicine

North Shore University Hospital, member of the Northwell Health System, has a growing Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship training program. Established in 2007 and accredited in 2009 the program spans ...

PATCH2 Program, The Creation of a Virtual Palliative Care Clinic

Background: We often lose touch with our patients after spending a lot of time connecting with them during their hospital stay. To prevent this lapse in care, we will describe ...

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