Transitions of Care

EFFECTIVENESS OF COMMUNICATION DURING ICU TO WARD TRANSFER: PREVALENCE OF A SHARED MENTAL MODEL

Background: Previous studies demonstrate patient readmissions to the Medical Intensive Care unit (MICU) from the ward are potentially associated with worse outcomes due to breakdowns in communication during ICU-ward transfer. Though previous work highlights the [...]

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Exploring patient and clinic staff members’ experiences with transitional care services: A case study approach

Background: Patients, particularly the elderly and those who have chronic illnesses, often experience adverse events when transitioning from the hospital to home. An estimated 20% of all discharged patients suffer a preventable adverse event (e.g., [...]

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HEALTH OPTIMIZATION PROGRAM FOR ELDERS (HOPE) – IMPROVING TRANSITIONS FROM HOSPITAL TO SKILLED NURSING FACILITY

Background: Many patients are discharged from the hospital to post-acute rehab in a skilled nursing facility (SNF). These care transitions can be error-prone, hampered by inadequate patient preparation for rehabilitation and insufficient communication between care [...]

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HOME HEALTH NURSE PERSPECTIVES ON COMMUNICATION AFTER DISCHARGE: RESULTS FROM A STATEWIDE SURVEY

Background: Communication is critical to high-quality care transitions, yet little is known about the quality of information transfer from the hospital to home health care (HHC) setting. We performed a cross-sectional survey of HHC nurses [...]

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HOSPITAL-ACQUIRED VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM AMONG ADULTS ADMITTED TO A CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Background: Risk factors for hospital-acquired venous thromboembolism (HA-VTE) have been well-studied in adults, with validated risk assessment tools available. Adults admitted to children’s hospitals are younger but with comorbidities stemming from childhood conditions. There is [...]

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IMPACT OF POST-DISCHARGE COMMUNICATION OF CARE ON CLINIC FOLLOW-UP AND HOSPITAL READMISSION RATES

Background: Recurrent hospitalizations are responsible for considerable health care costs. This retrospective observational study was undertaken to determine whether timely communication of care (COC), such as direct phone call or voicemail notice, following a hospitalization [...]

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NURSING PERCEPTIONS OF INDEPENDENT PHARMACY BEDSIDE MEDICATION DELIVERY SERVICE

Background: Bedside medication delivery (BMD) and teaching by pharmacy is gaining popularity as an important component of safe hospital discharge. Having medications in hand at time of discharge and education with home medications has been [...]

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PREDICTORS OF OUTCOMES AMONG PATIENTS UNDERGOING INTER-HOSPITAL TRANSFER (IHT)

Background: Inter-hospital transfer (IHT, the transfer of patients between hospitals) exposes patients to risks of discontinuity of care. To identify aspects of the transfer process that increase risk, we examined the impact of select transfer [...]

By | 2018-03-22T15:45:08+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Finalist Posters, Hospital Medicine 2018, Research, Transitions of Care|Comments Off on PREDICTORS OF OUTCOMES AMONG PATIENTS UNDERGOING INTER-HOSPITAL TRANSFER (IHT)

PREVENTION OF OVERT HEPATIC ENCEPHALOPATHY RECURRENCE WITH RIFAXIMIN ALONE VERSUS RIFAXIMIN PLUS LACTULOSE THERAPY: IMPACT ON QUALITY OF LIFE AND CAREGIVER BURDEN IN PATIENTS WITH CIRRHOSIS

Background: Rifaximin, a nonsystemic antibiotic, may be used alone or in combination with lactulose for reducing the risk of overt hepatic encephalopathy (OHE) recurrence in adults. This analysis evaluated rifaximin alone and rifaximin + lactulose [...]

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THE IMPACT OF HEALTH LITERACY ON 30-DAY READMISSIONS AT A TERTIARY CARE ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER

Background: Health literacy (HL) is the measure of a person’s ability to obtain, process and understand basic health information and services to make appropriate health decisions.1 Previous studies note positive correlation between high HL and [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:08:09+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Research, Transitions of Care|Comments Off on THE IMPACT OF HEALTH LITERACY ON 30-DAY READMISSIONS AT A TERTIARY CARE ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER

USE OF STRUCTURED CARE COORDINATION ROUNDS AND A DISCHARGE HUDDLE TO REDUCE READMISSIONS

Background: Care Coordination Rounds (CCR) provide an opportunity for members of the multidisciplinary health care team to communicate as a group regarding the care and discharge planning of hospitalized patients. The use of CCR has [...]

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