Innovations Abstracts

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“CAP” IT AT 5 DAYS: IMPLEMENTATION OF A HOUSE STAFF-LED PNEUMONIA ANTIBIOTIC STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM

Background: Pneumonia is the fourth most common cause of hospital admissions in the United States and the eighth most expensive condition, accounting for over $9.5 billion annually in inpatient costs alone. Multiple clinical trials have [...]

By | 2017-05-05T19:01:50+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Innovations Abstracts, Oral Presentations|Comments Off on “CAP” IT AT 5 DAYS: IMPLEMENTATION OF A HOUSE STAFF-LED PNEUMONIA ANTIBIOTIC STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM

“GERIATRICIZING HOSPITALISTS”: AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO A GERIATRICS FELLOWSHIP

Background: There is a critical shortage of Geriatricians in the United States and we are reaching a crisis nationwide without enough trained physicians to care for our rising Geriatric population. We are experiencing a “Silver [...]

By | 2017-04-25T17:16:49+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Geriatrics, Innovations Abstracts|Comments Off on “GERIATRICIZING HOSPITALISTS”: AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO A GERIATRICS FELLOWSHIP

“MURMUR” TO US: A SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATED DATA ACQUISITION AND ALERT GENERATION ON THE WARDS

Background: Rich sources of data are available in hospitals, but are often housed in different systems. These include electronic health records (EHRs), physician scheduling software, and existing tools that can be used to electronically contact [...]

By | 2017-04-20T14:30:41+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Innovations Abstracts, Plenary Presentations|Comments Off on “MURMUR” TO US: A SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATED DATA ACQUISITION AND ALERT GENERATION ON THE WARDS

“RAISE YOUR RIGHT HAND:” IMPLEMENTING A HAND HYGIENE PLEDGE TO IMPACT SAFETY CULTURE

Background: Hospital-associated infections are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality, and are frequently preventable with careful attention to appropriate hand hygiene (HH).  Unfortunately, HH rates among healthcare providers are often unacceptably low. Driving complex [...]

By | 2017-04-25T17:17:53+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Innovations Abstracts, Patient Safety|Comments Off on “RAISE YOUR RIGHT HAND:” IMPLEMENTING A HAND HYGIENE PLEDGE TO IMPACT SAFETY CULTURE

A FULL HOUSE: RE-SHUFFLING PATIENTS TO MANAGE CAPACITY ACROSS A HEALTH SYSTEM

Background: Capacity constraints are a common problem at many academic institutions.  At Duke University Hospital (DUH) , capacity constraints continue to result in critical bed shortages.  Our affiliated hospital, Duke Regional Hospital (DRH) which is [...]

By | 2017-04-25T23:01:13+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Innovations Abstracts, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on A FULL HOUSE: RE-SHUFFLING PATIENTS TO MANAGE CAPACITY ACROSS A HEALTH SYSTEM

A GERIATRIC- FOCUSED FACULTY DEVELOPMENT LECTURE SERIES IMPROVES HOSPITALIST’S COMFORT LEVEL IN CARING FOR OLDER ADULTS

Background: Today, Medicare patients account for approximately 50% of hospital days. Hospitalists are a key strategy for providing care to hospitalized older adults, however, most of these hospitalists have not received geriatric training. Faculty development [...]

By | 2017-04-25T23:13:07+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Education, Innovations Abstracts|Comments Off on A GERIATRIC- FOCUSED FACULTY DEVELOPMENT LECTURE SERIES IMPROVES HOSPITALIST’S COMFORT LEVEL IN CARING FOR OLDER ADULTS

A HOSPITALIST CO-MANAGEMENT MODEL FOR AN ADDICTION RECOVERY UNIT

Background:  Opiate, alcohol and polysubstance abuse are increasingly recognized for their catastrophic consequences on the health of populations across demographic groups.  Inpatient management of polysubstance use or dependence is often a crucial aspect of appropriate [...]

By | 2017-05-05T19:02:00+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Innovations Abstracts, Oral Presentations|Comments Off on A HOSPITALIST CO-MANAGEMENT MODEL FOR AN ADDICTION RECOVERY UNIT

A NOVEL SYSTEMS-BASED PRACTICE CURRICULUM ENABLES PRE-CLINICAL STUDENTS TO LEARN AND CONTRIBUTE MEANINGFULLY TO HOSPITAL MEDICINE SYSTEMS IMPROVEMENT

Background: Systems-based practice (SBP) is critical to physicians’ work and is gaining emphasis in medical school curricula. Purpose: In this hospitalist-led pilot curriculum for first-year medical students, we developed a novel didactic and experiential approach to teaching SBP skills, [...]

By | 2017-04-25T23:19:28+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Education, Innovations Abstracts|Comments Off on A NOVEL SYSTEMS-BASED PRACTICE CURRICULUM ENABLES PRE-CLINICAL STUDENTS TO LEARN AND CONTRIBUTE MEANINGFULLY TO HOSPITAL MEDICINE SYSTEMS IMPROVEMENT

A RESIDENT-DRIVEN INTERDISCIPLINARY PROCESS TO HELP PATIENTS SUCCESSFULLY OBTAIN PRESCRIPTIONS POST-DISCHARGE

Background: Patients are discharged home on medications different than those they were taking before admission.  New and discontinued medications as well as dosage changes contribute to medication-related adverse events.  Purpose: To help address this problem, [...]

By | 2017-04-20T17:50:52+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Innovations Abstracts, Transitions of Care|Comments Off on A RESIDENT-DRIVEN INTERDISCIPLINARY PROCESS TO HELP PATIENTS SUCCESSFULLY OBTAIN PRESCRIPTIONS POST-DISCHARGE

A SIMPLE TOOL TO INCREASE FREQUENCY OF CODE STATUS DISCUSSIONS UPON HOSPITAL ADMISSION

Background: Hospitalization of the patient with advanced cancer can be a pivotal moment and opportunity to explore patient goals of care in order to deliver high value, patient-centered care that emphasizes quality of life. Part [...]

By | 2017-04-20T17:35:49+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Innovations Abstracts, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on A SIMPLE TOOL TO INCREASE FREQUENCY OF CODE STATUS DISCUSSIONS UPON HOSPITAL ADMISSION

ACE-ERCISE: PATIENT AND CAREGIVER PERSPECTIVES ON GROUP PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR HOSPITALIZED ELDERS

Background: Many hospitals do not have the means to supervise daily physical therapy (PT) for elderly inpatients. PT delivered in a group setting has the potential to allow hospitals to consolidate resources and extend PT [...]

By | 2017-04-20T17:07:37+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Geriatrics, Innovations Abstracts|Comments Off on ACE-ERCISE: PATIENT AND CAREGIVER PERSPECTIVES ON GROUP PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR HOSPITALIZED ELDERS

AN ITIM OF NECESSITY FOR TEAMWORK – THE INTERPROFESSIONAL TEAMWORK INNOVATION MODEL (ITIM©)

Background: Interprofessional teamwork in healthcare organizations is crucial to the delivery of quality patient care. Efforts to improve teamwork on hospital medicine units commonly fail due to clinicians and other care team members (case managers [...]

By | 2018-03-15T20:51:00+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Innovations Abstracts, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on AN ITIM OF NECESSITY FOR TEAMWORK – THE INTERPROFESSIONAL TEAMWORK INNOVATION MODEL (ITIM©)