2017 Poster Sessions

Continuity of Care Across Our Community

This project was based on a study aimed to determine the frequency at which patients seen by the palliative care team (PCT) were readmitted and subsequently received a palliative care ...

Integrating Palliative Care into Primary Care at a Federally Qualified Health Center

Integrating Palliative Care into Primary Care at a Federally Qualified Health CenterObjectives:•Describe the triggers and screening tool used to identify high-risk primary care patients for a referral to palliative care•Appreciate ...

Optimizing Specialty Palliative Care

Providing optimal specialty palliative care (SPC) requires a transdisciplinary team approach to comprehensively assess and address distress for patients living with serious illness, ideally early in the course of illness. ...

Outreach to Palliative Care Registry Population

In 2016 Kaiser Permanente, Northern California (NCAL) developed a Specialty Palliative Care Registry which identifies patients who would likely benefit from Specialty Palliative Care. The registry was developed following a ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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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