2016 Poster Sessions

Team Wellness Strategies for Palliative Care Programs

Background: In the past two years, the Cedars-Sinai Supportive Care Medicine (SCM) team has experienced rapid increase in staffing as well as an unforeseen high turnover rate. It was evident ...

Technological Strategies to Improve the Timeliness and Efficiency of Palliative Care Consults

The purpose of this project is to identify and implement technological strategies to improve the timeliness and efficiency of consults to the Palliative Care (PC) team so they may initiate ...

The 'Opioid Square': A New Way to Learn Opioid Conversions

Objectives: We evaluated the “Opioid Square” in comparison to a classic conversion table in a single 2nd year medical school class, assessing both accuracy in making opioid conversions and preference ...

The System Dashboard for Operational Administration

Implementation of a system dashboard as a comprehensive database for operational administration using a customized palliative care flow chart built into our electronic health record. In order to identify opportunities ...

UCLA Health Advance Care Planning Initiative

Objectives of Program/Intervention: The UCLA Health System, in concert with the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, built on institutional support to develop an advance care planning (ACP) model to ...

Using Metrics to Evaluate In-Patient Palliative Service

Introduction: North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) is an 806-bed community teaching hospital with a robust palliative care consultation service that sees over 2,000 new consultations per year. With the establishment ...

Using Patient Data to Electronically Identify PC Patients

Background: Palliative care (PC) has been shown to improve the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with chronic and serious illness through early identification, ...

Utilization of EHR to Support Joint Commission Advance Palliative Certification Performance Measures

Trinitas Regional Medical Center (TRMC) received the initial Joint Commission Certification in Advanced Palliaitve Care in 2013 and redesignation in 2015. As a Joint Commission certified program, we are held ...

Utilization of Lean Six Sigma Methodology Palliative Care

Utilizing Lean Six Sigma methodology, we were able to determine the financial value of the "feeder" benefit of the Palliative Care program to the Hospice Care business division. Specifically, to ...

Venting Concerns: A Terminal Extubation Guideline

The goal of withdrawing life-sustaining treatments is to discontinue therapies that are no longer desired or no longer providing comfort to patients. If not appropriately treated, patients who die after ...

Views of Cancer Patients and Lay Caregivers of Tablet Use

Introduction: Tablet technologies offer new opportunities to bring the patient’s and caregiver’s voices into hospice and palliative care, but the acceptability of patients and caregivers using tablets as part of ...

Virtual Palliative Clinic for LVAD Patients at Home

Background: Given the severity of illness with Left-Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) implantation, it is clear that LVAD patients seen by the PC team while hospitalized could benefit from more frequent ...

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