2017 Poster Sessions

Anticholinergic Burden in Hospice Patients with Dementia

Literature has illustrated that end-of-life (EOL) patients with dementia have an increased risk for anticholinergic toxicities due to age-related pharmacokinetic and physiologic changes in conjunction with an increased susceptibility to ...

Bereavement Without Budget: A Pilot with MSW Students

The objective of this project was to create a program for bereavement screening and referral for families of deceased patients utilizing only existing resources. By teaching MSW students a scripted ...

Circle of Life Honoree - LifeCourse

Patients living with serious illness struggle to navigate the currently fragmented healthcare system. Services such as home care, palliative care, and hospice offer critical, person-centered support, but are underutilized and ...

Clinical pharmacy consults in inpatient palliative care

Palliative care (PC) patients frequently present with complex medication regimens. However, provision of clinical pharmacy services within PC is a new and emerging field. With medications playing a critical role ...

Communication with a Nonverbal Patient about End of Life Choices

Objectives: 1. Identify potential gaps in effective communication with seriously ill, nonverbal patients. 2. Describe essential approaches to communicating with seriously ill, nonverbal patients. 3. Provide a framework for promoting ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Non-prescription medication use in hospice patients

Background:Previous research has shown that the average age at hospice admission is 77.5 years.1 This is important given the fact that older adults account for 34% of prescription drug use ...

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 ...

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