2017 Poster Sessions

Creating Tangables: Validating Workload, Productivity

Despite increasing access and resources patients continue to suffer needlessly and utilize hospice and palliative medicine less. Further, palliative medicine alone has not improved the overall quality of end of ...

Early Palliative Care Consultation Decreases LOS

Study objectives: A growing body of literature proves that early Palliative Care (PC) interventions benefit patients, families, and hospitals. We sought to understand the effect PC consultation has on length ...

Early PC Consults Reduce LOS and Hospital Charges

Our study found that early palliative care consults in the inpatient hospital setting resulted in reducing length of stay as well as hospital costs. The benefits of early palliative care ...

Effective Use of Nurse Navigator Role in Palliative Care

As the need for inpatient palliative care has increased, hospital-based programs have striven to find ways to address it. Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center (NHFMC), a 921 bed community based ...

Enhancing Palliative Care Integration in the ICU

Introduction: Successful integration of palliative care (PC) in the ICU has been shown to improve the experience of patients and their families, shorten ICU length of stay (LOS), and reduce ...

EOL Care Communication Strategies for Chinese Americans

Background: Healthcare providers find facilitating end-of-life (EOL) care discussions challenging, especially with patients whose ethnicities differ from their own. Currently, there is still little guidance on how to initiate and ...

Estimating the Need for CBPC in a Public Health System

Following a period of rapid growth in inpatient palliative care programs in California public hospitals, an increasing number of these hospitals are now developing Community-Based Palliative Care (CBPC) programs. Many ...

Filling the Gap with Community PC at EOL: Year One

Background: Patients with complex medical conditions experience reduced continuity of care in the community due to lack of palliative care services. In Southwest Indiana, palliative care (PC) in the community ...

Focus grp findings: needs of fam caregvrs of dementia ptns

The objectives of this formative research were to: (1) understand the challenges and educational needs of family caregivers caring for a loved one with dementia, and (2) understand family caregivers’ ...

GAP-ED Project: Improving Care for Elderly ED Patients

Background: Older adults in the ED setting are a vulnerable patient population who frequently present with complex conditions and are at an increased risk of return visits, unnecessary hospitalization, prolonged ...

Growing a Hospital-Based Palliative Medicine Program

The Northside Hospital System is comprised of three community hospitals. The initial need for Palliative Medicine (PM) services originated to serve the growing oncology population in the year of 2013. ...

Health Providers’ Perspectives on Medical Marijuana Use

Background: According to the CDC, 117 million Americans have one or more chronic health conditions and 31% have used two or more prescription drugs in the past month. Approximately 40% ...

Hospice at Home: Paramedics as Part of the Team

Worsening symptoms or changes in status can be distressing for anyone, and those on hospice may be at risk of calling 911 during these events. Such emergency calls often lead ...

How to Ease Clinicians in Capturing Quality Data Every Day

Background: Prospective quality measurement is critical to the delivery of high quality palliative care and value-based payment.The foundational work of Measuring What Matters (Kamal AH, et al. Adherence to Measuring ...

I Am A Person With A Maching: Not a Maching With a Person

Each year more than 3,000 LVADs are implanted for patients with end stage heart failure. Due to the limited resources of donor organs many LVAD patients live with a device ...

ICU nurses' perceptions related to palliative care.

The barriers, knowledge level and perceptions of Aultman’s intensive care unit (ICU) nurses ability to deliver, participate and lead palliative care discussions is unknown.The purpose of this study is to ...

Identification of a palliative care program payor mix in SE

Title: How might identification of payer mix, in a palliative and supportive oncology outpatient clinic, affect resource allocation for hospital systems in the Southeast?Background: Although palliative care (PC) research spans ...

Identifying and Growing to meet our patient's needs

Creating patient identification and assessment tools for palliative care needs is a challenge and the rewards for an effective program can be realized by all stakeholders – namely the organization, ...

ID Needs and Challenges of Fam Caregivers of Dementia Ptns

The objectives of this formative research were to: (1) characterize the challenges and needs of family caregivers caring for a loved one with dementia, and (2) understand if family caregivers ...

Impact of Concurrent Care for Medically Fragile Children

PROJECT TITLE: THE IMPACT OF CONCURRENT CARE FOR MEDICALLY FRAGILE CHILDRENThe Affordable Healthcare Act Section 2302 is a provision that changed the eligibility of children with life-limiting conditions to receive ...

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