2016 Poster Sessions

PCforMe: Preparing Patients for Palliative Care

There are many misconceptions held by patients with chronic or life-limiting disease regarding the role of palliative care as a part of their treatment plan. For example, many patients equate ...

PC & OPO Collaboration Ensures Patient-Centered EOL Care

Background: Inpatient hospice services within hospitals serve as an effective care option for patients in critical condition who no longer benefit from critical care interventions, and in whom the goals ...

PC’s Opportunity in Today’s Changing Payment Landscape

Introduction: The methods that Medicare, Medicaid and private payers use to reimburse providers for care are rapidly changing toward value-based purchasing (VBP) arrangements. Most VBP arrangements include some form of ...

Pharmacy Services in an Outpatient Palliative Care Clinic

Purpose: Palliative care patients require significant pharmacologic intervention. Pharmacy services within palliative care is a developing field that may contain insight into optimal medication management. Patient quality of life is ...

Piloting the Care Management and Palliative Care Program

The goal of the Care Management and Palliative Care Program (CMAP) is to improve quality of life, and provide dignity and respect for homebound patients. Interventions include: intensive care management, ...

POLST, A Community Grassroots Initiative

Provider Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) is a process that translates a patient’s goals of care at the end of life into medical orders that follow the patient across healthcare ...

Preparing the Next Generation: Creation of a Palliative Care Fellowship

Objective: To describe the creation of a post graduate training program in palliative care that provides novice NP’s a diverse clinical and didactic experience so they can transition into confident ...

Prepped: Guiding Patients toward Productive Visits with their Physician

Patients who receive a diagnosis of serious illness may find themselves with a significant amount of stress. While the internet is a great source of information, it may neither be ...

Quality Palliative Care: Are We Delivering Our Very Best?

The National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care published the third edition of “Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care” in 2013. The guidelines contain eight domains which identify core ...

RAIs for Use Within Geriatric Care Plans for Home-Based Palliative Care

Older at-risk adults with chronic, terminal illness would benefit from home-based Palliative Care (PC) that includes a comprehensive, holistic assessment of a patient’s needs, strengths, and vulnerabilities created by a ...

Reducing Readmissions Through Communication of Teams

The Palliative Care teams at each of our Health System’s Operating Units are at different stages of development. As data was gathered we recognized an opportunity to develop team integration ...

Rounding Third: Bringing Pediatric Palliative Care Home

Despite a rise nationally in the number of children living with life limiting and life threatening illnesses, the availability and quality of community based pediatric palliative care varies widely state ...

Scoring Suffering to Address Patient Needs

Introduction: Palliative care patients have been scored by their symptom burden and performance, but there is little standardization of their multidimensional suffering, needs, and wants. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is ...

Speaking from the Heart: Heart Failure Goals beyond Advance Care Planning

Honoring end-of-life wishes involves providing care in concordance with stated life sustaining treatment preferences usually specified in completed advance directives and advance care planning discussions. Heart failure is the most ...

State POLST Maturity and Advance Directive Completion

Beyond advance directives, the presence of a completed POLST form assures a greater likelihood that an individual's preferences for medical treatment will be honored at the end of life.1,2 For ...

Study of ICU Patients Transferred to a Palliative Care Unit

Introduction: North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) has a 10-bed Palliative Care Unit (PCU) that admits over 500 patients annually for symptom management. 25% of these patients come from an Intensive ...

Surveying an Advanced Ill Population

Background: Measuring patient satisfaction is increasingly a healthcare priority. HCAHPS scores are the most frequently used tool to measure patient satisfaction regarding their hospital stay. Unfortunately, these national surveys do ...

Systems Integration of Palliative Care into Nursing Homes

Background: The New York State Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (NYS DSRIP) aims to reduce avoidable hospitalizations and emergency department (ED) visits for Medicaid Beneficiaries. This initiative aims at ...

Teaching End of Life at the Beginning of the Journey

Introduction: With recent strides in medicine, a larger proportion of older adults are living longer with chronic disease. As a consequence, greater numbers of people will experience suffering, especially during ...

Teaching Internal Medicine Residents Using Online Module

Inpatient providers are sometimes challenged with advanced care planning for their patients. At a teaching hospital, resident physicians find themselves tasked with this responsibility for inpatients they may have only ...

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