Innovations

‘REFLECTION ROUNDS:’ FOSTERING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND PHYSICIAN WELLNESS THROUGH SELF-REFLECTION

Background: Self-reflection is an essential tool to foster professional and personal development during medical training. The inpatient setting presents specific challenges to developing physicians, as housestaff grapple to negotiate death and dying, difficult patient interactions, [...]

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“TALKING HOSPITALIST:” A LEARNER-CENTERED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES FOR EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION

Background: Multiple recent studies have demonstrated a link between effective clinician communication and patient experience of care in the hospital. Additionally, at a time of unprecedented rates of clinician burnout, communication challenges can negatively impact [...]

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“WHAT DO YOU NEED? : BUILDING A DEMAND- DRIVEN FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM WHILE HIGHLIGHTING YOUR GROUP’S STRENGTHS

Background: We are a large academic Hospital Medicine Group comprised of over 100 hospitalists at two tertiary care hospitals in an urban-suburban setting. Our group serves as the inpatient attendings for a large internal medicine [...]

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3-IN-1: MEETING THE NEEDS OF PATIENTS, RESIDENTS, AND THE INSTITUTION DURING HOSPITAL DISCHARGE

Background: High quality discharges improve patients’ health outcomes and experience and are a vital component of resident education. Our internal medicine residency program has had challenges in sustaining our efforts to improve discharge planning and [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:10:05+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Transitions of Care|Comments Off on 3-IN-1: MEETING THE NEEDS OF PATIENTS, RESIDENTS, AND THE INSTITUTION DURING HOSPITAL DISCHARGE

A HOSPITALIST-LED TEAM TO MANAGE ADMITTED PATIENTS BOARDING IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT – IMPACT ON DISCHARGES AND CHANGES IN THE LEVEL OF CARE

Background: As many other hospitals of its size, our tertiary academic care center frequently operates at greater than 100% capacity. Medical admissions boarding in the Emergency Department (ED) while awaiting inpatient beds represent a bottleneck [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:02:38+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on A HOSPITALIST-LED TEAM TO MANAGE ADMITTED PATIENTS BOARDING IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT – IMPACT ON DISCHARGES AND CHANGES IN THE LEVEL OF CARE

A LESS INVASIVE MODIFICATION TO THE BEDSIDE PARACENTESIS FOR HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS AT HIGH RISK FOR BLEEDING COMPLICATIONS

Background: Paracentesis is a commonly performed bedside procedure in hospitalized patients. It is often necessary for patients who are taking anticoagulant therapies and/or have disorders of hemostasis. Concerns about bleeding complications often lead to care [...]

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A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY, MULTI-PRONGED APPROACH TO IMPROVING HANDOFFS FOR MEDICINE PATIENTS ADMITTED FROM THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

Background: The high volume of handoffs between the Emergency Department (ED) team and the inpatient team on a daily basis makes this a ripe area for care improvement. Effective, safe and organized transitions facilitate high [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:44:22+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Innovations, Transitions of Care, Uncategorized|Comments Off on A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY, MULTI-PRONGED APPROACH TO IMPROVING HANDOFFS FOR MEDICINE PATIENTS ADMITTED FROM THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

A NOVEL ALGORITHM FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF INPATIENT ASYMPTOMATIC HYPERTENSION

Background: There is no consensus on the management of asymptomatic inpatient hypertension. This is alarming as the prevalence of inpatient hypertension may be as high as 72%. Hypertension treatment guidelines focus on chronic hypertension in [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:52:27+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Patient Safety|Comments Off on A NOVEL ALGORITHM FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF INPATIENT ASYMPTOMATIC HYPERTENSION

A NOVEL INPATIENT ROUNDING LIST: GIVE IT A WHIRL

Background: Inpatient physicians often spend 30-60 minutes daily creating a “rounding list,” a process that requires reviewing the electronic health record (EHR) and transcribing data to paper. Previous studies have described automated rounding-lists leveraging EHR [...]

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A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT INVESTIGATING METHODS TO OPTIMIZE CODE STATUS DISCUSSIONS (CSD’s) DURING INPATIENT ADMISSIONS

Background: CSD’s are an integral component of the inpatient admission process. However, despite their importance, CSD’s are not performed during all admissions. Residents physicians, who are at the forefront of the admission process, are rarely [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:43:54+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Innovations, Quality Improvement, Uncategorized|Comments Off on A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT INVESTIGATING METHODS TO OPTIMIZE CODE STATUS DISCUSSIONS (CSD’s) DURING INPATIENT ADMISSIONS