2017 Poster Sessions

Standardized Proactive Palliative Care In The MICU

Introduction: Our national health care system and its providers continue to strive to look for avenues to improve the care offered to patients while providing efficient transitions of care, with ...

Status of Palliative Care in Two Catholic Health Systems

Objectives: •Summarize key features of palliative care services across two Catholic-affiliated health systems comprising 51 hospitals•Identify three areas of strength and three areas for improvement•Compare results with external, national dataBackground: ...

Strategies to Prevent Palliative Employee Burnout

WellMed is a health care delivery system serving more than 300,000 patients in Texas and Florida. The WellMed Palliative Care Program is one of several sub specialty programs offered by ...

Symptom Management in a Palliative Care Program

Objective:Describe our method of capturing and trending symptoms for palliative care patients in our electronic health record (EHR), and highlight some of the successes and challenges we found.Background:North Texas Specialty ...

Tablet Based Screening For Early Palliative Care Referral

Background: Evidence shows that early symptom identification by patient reported outcomes (PROs) have significant impact on quality of life, overall survival, operational efficiency, and symptom management for oncology patients. Levine ...

Technologies Enable Nursing Education in Pain Management

The purpose of this project was to provide and evaluate pain management education assigned to inpatient Registered Professional Nurses (RPNs), using an existing electronic Learning Management System (LMS), in a ...

The APN: An Anchor for Family Physician's Providing End of Life Care in the Home

Patients living with advanced cancer often wish to receive end-of-life (EOL) care at home. Challenges to providing high quality care in this setting include: symptom management, caregiver support/education, and seamless ...

The Global Palliative Care Quality Alliance: Data Summary

The Global Palliative Care Quality Alliance is a group of 28 academic, community, and private palliative care organizations with the goal of furthering best practices within palliative care. In order ...

The Goals of Care Conversation Procedure

Significant growth in our palliative care (PC) team resulted in incongruous understanding of individual roles and scope of practice. Additionally, there was disparity in how Goals of Care (GOC) conversations ...

The Northern Arizona Healthcare Navajo Video Project

The Northern Arizona Healthcare Palliative Care Department recognizes the importance of patient and family understanding of their illnesses. Vital choices arise during serious illnesses, and understanding the risks, benefits and ...

The Serious Illness Care Program Journey at MaineHealth

This poster describes the journey of MaineHealth’s (MH) and the MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization’s(MHACO) adoption and implementation of Serious Illness Care Program.MaineHealth is a not-for profit health care system serving ...

Too early to feed the pipeline? College Palliative Care volunteers

Objectives:The purposes of this project are to describe: 1) the effects of hospital-based palliative care volunteering (HPCV) on college student volunteers’ personal and professional life choices; and 2) whether collegiate ...

Transformation of a Home Health-based PC Program

Established five years ago within a century-old, well-established home health agency, this palliative care program was underwhelmed, inefficient, and unsustainable in its hospice-focused format. It lacked palliative attention to detail, ...

Transforming Advanced Illness in Dementia Patients

Patients with Advanced Illness (AI), based on a LACE Advanced Illness Score (a tool which calculates risk of readmission) of ≥10, have been found to have a higher risk of ...

Until the End: A Retrospective Review of Mortality

A patient who is admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is 10 to 20% more likely to die. After mechanical ventilation, the chances of death within a year ranges ...

Use of NCCN Guidelines for Palliative Quality Improvement in Gastro Intestinal Oncology

Background: National guidelines for the management of cancer include best practices for inclusion of primary and specialty Palliative Care. Such guidelines can be leveraged to create alignment and set standards ...

Using Data to Risk Stratify a Palliative Care Population

One of the largest barriers for seriously ill patients in need of Palliative Care, is timely identification of palliative care needs. In the acute care setting, many admitting and consulting ...

Validation Palliative Care Screening Tool

Early identification of patients appropriate for palliative care continues to be a challenge for health care systems. We imbedded a palliative care screening tool (PCST) into our hospital’s electronic medical ...

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