2017 Poster Sessions

Palliative Care in Hematologic Oncology Needs Assessment

As patients with hematologic malignancies further enter the scope of practice for palliative medicine physicians, it is increasingly important to have an accurate view of their needs. Historically, there is ...

Palliative Care in Sickle Cell Disease Reduces Length of Stay and Cost

In April of 2015, Bridgeport Hospital began an initiative to focus on the palliative needs of the Sickle Cell Patient Population. The Palliative Care team inspired the multidisciplinary approach to ...

Palliative Care Interventions in End-Stage Liver Disease: A Rapid Review

Background: Of the 400,000 patients with end-stage liver disease (ESLD) in the United States, approximately 2% of patients are transplanted, with the remainder of the population dying from liver disease. ...

Palliative Care in the Rural Vacuum

Palliative medicine consultation is associated with improved quality of life with reduced length of hospital stay and health care expense. Palliative medicine services are increasingly available in urban hospitals or ...

Palli-Bears: A Dose of “Soft and Cuddly” Improves Outcomes

The objective of this project is to provide sensory stimulation and comfort for patients to decrease physical and/or psychological distress. We achieve this through donating stuffed animals to select patients ...

Partnering to Increase Palliative TOC

Partnering to Increase Palliative TOC Background: Initiating palliative care in the home starts with collaboration of multiple care coordinators. This can result in the inefficient use of resources intended for ...

Pediatric Palliative Care and Resident Education

Improving Familiarity with Pediatric Palliative Care Among Pediatric and Internal Medicine-Pediatric ResidentsObjectives: To increase familiarity with and comfort level in providing pediatric palliative care in inpatient and outpatient settings among ...

Peri-Natal Palliative Care: Overcoming the Obstacles

Integration of palliative care to specific settings (e.g. hospital ICU, home, nursing home, clinic)At Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHCO) we are experiencing a growing medical complexity score among the children we ...

Pharmacists Providing Pall Care: Showing Positive ROI

Objective:To show a positive return on investment (ROI) for a Pharmacist providing Palliative Care services on a hospital-based Palliative Care team.Background:One rate limiting factor of the quality and financial impact ...

Preparing Palliative Care Community Specialists

Palliative Care (PC) services are expanding in community settings to better serve people where they live throughout the trajectory of serious illness. Finding qualified, educated Palliative Care (PC) healthcare providers ...

Preventing ED Use in SNF - Rectal Administration Catheter

This poster will present the findings of a collaboration between four skilled nursing facilities and a community-based palliative care program. This pilot project implemented a specialized rectal administration catheter to ...

Proactive Palliative Care for Advanced Illness Patients

Northwell Health initiated a quality improvement initiative to improve the care of individuals with Advanced Illness. Advanced Illness (AI) is defined as when one or more conditions become serious enough ...

Progression of Palliative Care in Rural Middle Tennessee

Healthcare communities today, like never before, are faced with the growing challenge of providing high quality, affordable healthcare to patients living with chronic and life threatening illness with a goal ...

Providing Consistency in Palliative Care Education

How much valuable time do Palliative Care Teams spend dispelling misconceptions and clarifying misperceptions to accurately reveal what Palliative Services provide? When a patient has a life-altering illness, discussions related ...

Pushing Palliative Care FURTHER Upstream: RN-led clinics

Partners In Care is a non-profit, community-based hospice and home health agency in Bend, OR. In 2014 we started providing out-patient palliative care, with a physician embedded in the oncology ...

QI Project on Advance Directive Education/Documentation

Advance care planning allows patients to make decisions about their future health care that are consistent with their values and should be revisited over time as wishes and clinical status ...

Quality Care at the End of Life: the PHAIM Approach

The success of inpatient palliative medicine has highlighted the need for palliative care across the continuum of care. The development of community based non-hospice palliative care can extend the continuum ...

Recording Life Stories: A Practical Way to Create a Legacy

Dignity therapy and legacy work have been long recognized by palliative care teams to help patients with psychosocial and spiritual stress. Unfortunately though, many patients do not see the value ...

Redefining Care of the Seriously Ill in a Hospital Setting

Objectives: Highlight the advantages of developing a Special Care Unit within a healthcare facility. Background: Long Island Jewish Forest Hills (LIJFH), an urban community hospital in Queens, NY, serves an ...

Staff Education and Home Health Palliative Care Program

Misperceptions and poor interpretation of directives led the staff of this palliative care program down a path of misguided and misaligned functionality. Established as a hospice-focused palliative care program (minus ...

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