Quality Improvement

HM2018 Abstract Number: 278

TWICE DAILY INTERDISCIPLINARY ROUNDS AND ITS EFFECT ON TEAM SATISFACTION AND HOSPITAL LENGTH OF STAY

Background: Interdisciplinary rounds (IDR) have become widely implemented in hospital settings in recent years due to proposed positive impact on various outcome measures such as length of stay, frequency of adverse effects, patient and team [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 210

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 [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 13

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF MEDICAL ASSISTANT SUPPORT ON RESIDENT INPATIENT TEAMS TO ADDRESS THE HIGH SERVICE VS. EDUCATION IMBALANCE

Background: On the 2016 ACGME survey, our Internal Medicine residents indicated that our service vs. education rating was at 47% compared to the national average of 69%.Purpose: To decrease resident physician workload to improve our [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 247

Being A Lean Mean Discharging Machine

Background: Long discharge times (DT), (the time from discharge order to patient leaving room), have detrimental impacts on any hospital. Apart from causing dissatisfaction among patients and their families who are waiting to go home, [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 250

APPLICATION OF DATA ANALYTICS AND BOWTIE RISK METHODOLOGY TO REDUCE RATES OF HOSPITAL-ASSOCIATED VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM

Background: Venous thromboembolism (VTE), including deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, is a serious public health problem causing over 90,000 deaths each year. VTE rates at our institution have been high and costly, with insurer [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 215

Development and Implementation of an Electronic Health Record based Medication Reconciliation Risk Stratification Tool to Optimally Deploy Limited Pharmacy Resources

Background: Medication errors occur frequently at transitions of care and lead to significant patient harm. Robust medication reconciliation practices can mitigate these errors, but this process is complex and time-consuming. One of the conclusions of [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 273

Effect of Unit-Level Cessation of Intravenous Push Opiate Use on Patients’ Pain Experience and Hospital Length of Stay

Background: Opiates, frequently used to provide analgesia, are associated with post-analgesia related tolerance effects such as hyperalgesia and hyperkatifeia, which lead to worsening of the pain experience. Patients can subsequently experience dissatisfaction with their care [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 237

IMPROVING RESPIRATORY RATE MEASUREMENT ACCURACY IN THE HOSPITAL: A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVE

Background: Respiratory rate (RR) is a predictor of adverse outcomes and an integral component of many risk prediction scores for hospitalized adults. Despite its clinical value, RRs are often inaccurate and may lead to misclassification [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 240

THE CREATION OF A DEDICATED HOSPITAL MEDICINE TEAM TO CARE FOR MEDICAL PATIENTS BOARDING IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

Background: Emergency Department (ED) boarding, which occurs when admitted patients do not have an available bed in the hospital, has been associated with adverse patient outcomes. In 2014, 13,109 patients waited greater than 2 hours [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 230

REDUCING DISCHARGE DELAYS AND ROOM TURNOVER TIME: DECREASING INEFFICIENCIES IN THE DISCHARGE PROCESS

Background: As a group of medical students in a five-week leadership program, we were charged with making a medicine inpatient unit at an urban quaternary care academic medical center the best unit in the hospital. [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 260

EMPOWERING MEDICINE RESIDENTS TO THINK BEFORE ORDERING DAILY LABS. A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT STUDY.

Background: Healthcare costs are a challenge; for the greatest impact, high-value care education should begin early in residency training. Routine lab ordering for hospitalized patients is a well-known cause of high costs. This study utilized [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 223

SCRIBES IN HOSPITAL MEDICINE- A POWERFUL VALUE-ADDED RESOURCE!

Background: Since the advent of Electronic Health Record(EHR) and subsequent workload of clinical documentation, Hospital Medicine physicians are finding themselves spending more time in front of the computer and less with their patients. The implementation [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 266

MEDICATION RECONCILIATION: REC IT RIGHT, SO IT’S NOT A WRECK

Background: The Joint Commission (TJC) included medication reconciliation (MedRec) as a 2005 National Patient Safety Goal to reduce errors related to medication omissions, duplications and interactions. Medication errors and harms continue to be one of [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 220

IMPROVING DISCHARGE COMMUNICATION: THE EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION LEADS TO IMPROVED PATIENT SATISFACTION AND EXPERIENCE (ECLIPSE) PROJECT

Background: The hospital discharge is one of the most important aspects of a patient’s hospitalization, yet in residency training, this process often goes overlooked. Most residents are never properly taught how to effectively discharge a [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 17

360° EVALUATION OF FELLOW HOSPITALISTS VIA A REDCAP SURVEY

Background: The Hospitalist Division at Washington University in St. Louis provides coverage for multiple different services at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. At the present time, there are a total of 68 MDs and 6 NPs caring for [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 270

PAIN MANAGEMENT IN THE ERA OF OPIOID ADDICTION

Background: Hospitals are compelled by a variety of factors to optimize patient satisfaction. Pain management has been identified as an important determinant of overall inpatient satisfaction. However, effective pain management may be more challenging in [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 211

Improving Adherence to Discharge Medications for Hospitalized Heart Failure Patients

Background: Heart failure is a deadly epidemic with over 37 million people affected worldwide with a multitude of physical, psychological and financial implications on patients and the healthcare system. The progression of heart failure can [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 259

THE BARRIER TO MINDFUL LAB ORDERING: THE ATTENDING

Background: Repetitive morning laboratory orders are a well-known contributor to healthcare cost. Initial data collected in a related project on high-value care showed that 35% of our Internal Medicine residents identified “fear of attendings” as [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 235

RETHINKING VASCULAR ACCESS: CREATING A COMPREHENSIVE VASCULAR ACCESS TEAM IN A TERTIARY CARE CENTER

Background: Vascular access is an integral part of inpatient care. Difficult access can result in delays and inappropriate access selection or technical placement can have quality and financial implications, particularly those associated with catheter-line associated [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 243

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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HM2018 Abstract Number: 274

A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO REDUCTION IN EXCESS DAYS

Background: Hospitalists today are tasked with maintaining quality care while also lowering health care costs. Length of stay and excess day reduction are surrogate markers of the efficiency of a hospitalist group by measuring lower [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 229

GO HOME WITH NALOXONE: A RESIDENT-LED, MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO INCREASE NALOXONE PRESCRIBING AT DISCHARGE FOR PATIENTS AT RISK OF OVERDOSE

Background: Driven by the current opioid epidemic, drug overdose has become the leading cause of unintentional death nationwide. Efforts are underway to decrease unnecessary opioid prescribing. Hospitalists care for many patients with preexisting opioid prescriptions [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 267

MEDS TO BEDS : ENHANCING EFFICIENCY OF DISCHARGE MEDICATIONS USING LEAN METHODOLOGY

Background: Unimpeded patient flow enhances quality, patient experience and access, while reducing costs. Our hospital has an in house discharge pharmacy, which allows us to send patients home with their imperative medications prior to discharge. [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 15

GOT DELIRIUM? IMPLEMENTATION OF A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY DELIRIUM REDUCTION PATHWAY

Background: Hospital-acquired delirium is serious, leading to increased falls, pressure ulcers, length of stay (LOS), cost, patient institutionalization, and patient and caregiver distress. In addition, it is associated with mortality rates as high as 35-40% [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 262

A SUSTAINED REDUCTION IN AMYLASE OVERUTILIZATION WITHIN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AT AN ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER: A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT GUIDED BY LOCAL DRIVERS OF OVERUSE

Background: Choosing Wisely recommends against testing for amylase in the diagnosis and management of acute pancreatitis; however, national CMS data shows over $19 million in charges for amylase laboratory testing per year. Our hospital spent [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 231

PARTNERS IN QUALITY: ENHANCING RESIDENT EDUCATION AND INSTITUTIONAL INITIATIVES BY EMBEDDING PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT SPECIALISTS INTO A PATIENT SAFETY AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT CURRICULUM

Background: An effective patient safety and quality improvement (QI) curriculum is imperative for graduate medical education (GME) training programs. Yet many health systems are lacking pedagogical training in these methods. Learning often takes the form [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 217

THE “CLINICIAN VOICE”: UTILIZING A NOVEL DIGITAL PLATFORM FOR HOSPITALIST ENGAGEMENT AROUND THE EXPERIENCE OF CLINICAL WORK

Background: The rate of burnout among health care providers is unacceptably high and recent scholarship has advocated for organization-facing interventions to tackle this problem. To that end, our large academic hospital medicine group has developed [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 232

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 [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 213

HOSPITAL MEDICINE TEAM GROWTH IN A TERTIARY ONCOLOGIC ACADEMIC CENTER IN BRAZIL: A CASE REPORT

Background: Hospital Medicine is a relatively new medical speciality that dedicates to the care of hospitalized patients and experienced an exponential growth in the United States (US) during the last years. Nowadays there are more [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 208

SAVE THEM THE POKE: REDUCING VENIPUNCTURES IN ADULT HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS

Background: Obtaining blood work through venipuncture is an important part of the diagnosis and management of hospitalized patients. Through formal and informal patient complaints, we found that patients admitted to the University of Colorado Hospital [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 207

PICKING OF PICCS

Background: The University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) fails to meet the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) benchmarks for central line utilization rates and central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI). Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are central [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 224

MORTALITY REVIEW AND DIAGNOSTIC ERROR: CASE REVIEW AND AUTOPSY EVALUATION AS A MEANS TO ADDRESS DIAGNOSTIC ACCURACY

Background: Mortality review committees are charged with identifying areas of potential improvement, with the goal of decreasing preventable death. This laudable aim is accompanied by secondary goals of interest to the organization like improving diagnostic [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 248

THE MULTI-CENTER MEDICATION RECONCILIATION QUALITY IMPROVEMENT STUDY 2 (MARQUIS2): METHODS AND IMPLEMENTATION

Background: The first Multi-Center Medication Reconciliation Quality Improvement Study (MARQUIS1) demonstrated that implementation of a medication reconciliation best practices toolkit decreased unintentional medication discrepancies with potential for harm in five hospitals. Purpose: For MARQUIS2 we [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 254

Leads for needs: optimization of cardiac monitoring

Background: During 2016, the total billed cost of cardiac monitoring neared 4 million dollars at our institution and many patients were observed on the monitor without approved indication as published by the American Heart Association’s [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 236

THE IMPACT OF A HOSPITALISTS READMISSIONS REVIEW TOOL ON PERSPECTIVES CONCERNING READMISSION PREVENTABILITY AND READMISSION RATES

Background: Readmissions continue to be a significant burden on health systems and in 2017 nearly 80% of all hospitals face financial penalties for 30-day readmissions. There are limited examples of standardized processes for notifying discharging [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 214

YOU ARE USING WHAT? A PHARMACIST-ASSISTED MEDICATION RECONCILLIATION QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

Background: Medication reconciliation is a critical component of the hospital admission process, however data has shown that greater than 50% of patients have at least 1 unintended discrepancy at admission. Of these discrepancies, 6% had [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 14

FAST TRACK DIALYSIS: IMPROVING EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AND HOSPITAL THROUGHPUT FOR PATIENTS REQUIRING HEMODIALYSIS

Background: Many end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients present with complaints related to missed or incomplete hemodialysis (HD). Inpatient HD units often are not credentialed for outpatient use which results in extra cost and consumes [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 227

BRINGING PHARMACISTS AND HOSPTIALISTS TOGETHER IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT TO IMPROVE ADMISSION MEDICATION RECONCILIATION

Background: Adverse drug events (ADEs) result in more than 770,000 injuries and deaths each year and cost up to $5.6 million per hospital, depending on size. The hospital admission is often where the patient is [...]

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 238

An Innovative Approach to the Management of Sickle Cell Disease at Johns Hopkins Aramco Health in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Background: Patients with SCD have frequent hospitalizations due to repeated vascular occlusion resulting in multiple organ damage, acute on chronic pain, fatigue, and frequent infections2. Sickle cell pain crisis challenges patients and health professionals in [...]

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