Finalist Posters – Innovations

///Finalist Posters - Innovations

A PROCESS APPROACH TO DECREASING HOSPITAL ONSET CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE INFECTIONS

Background: Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) identified an opportunity to develop and implement prevention strategies to reduce hospital onset C. difficile infections (CDI). Hospital Onset (HO) CDI are included in National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) [...]

By | 2019-03-18T13:27:00+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Finalist Posters - Innovations, Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on A PROCESS APPROACH TO DECREASING HOSPITAL ONSET CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE INFECTIONS

ALWAYS THERE WHEN YOU CALL: HOSPITAL MEDICINE WITHIN THE ER IMPROVES DISCHARGE RATES

Background: Hospital capacity constraints remain an immense concern throughout the US and has been recognized as a national crisis for greater than a decade. ER overcrowding is of particular concern due to its downstream effects. [...]

By | 2019-03-18T14:01:42+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Finalist Posters - Innovations, Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Transitions of Care|Comments Off on ALWAYS THERE WHEN YOU CALL: HOSPITAL MEDICINE WITHIN THE ER IMPROVES DISCHARGE RATES

AN INNOVATIVE ALCOHOL WITHDRAWAL PROTOCOL REDUCES LENGTH OF STAY, RESTRAINT USE, AND TRANSFERS TO INTENSIVE CARE

Background: Alcohol withdrawal is a common disorder faced by hospitalists. The pharmacologic standard of care involves the use of benzodiazepines, administered either as fixed doses or with doses adjusted per patient symptoms. At our institution, [...]

By | 2019-03-18T13:41:35+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Finalist Posters - Innovations, Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on AN INNOVATIVE ALCOHOL WITHDRAWAL PROTOCOL REDUCES LENGTH OF STAY, RESTRAINT USE, AND TRANSFERS TO INTENSIVE CARE

CARE PROCESS MODEL FOR OUR PATIENTS ADMITTED WITH MEDICAL COMPLICATIONS OF INJECTION DRUG MISUSE

Background: Beginning in 2015 Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC began noticing a rise in the number and associated length of stay (LOS) of patients admitted for medical complications of injection drug misuse. What began as [...]

By | 2019-03-18T13:26:36+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Finalist Posters - Innovations, Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Patient Safety|Comments Off on CARE PROCESS MODEL FOR OUR PATIENTS ADMITTED WITH MEDICAL COMPLICATIONS OF INJECTION DRUG MISUSE

DEMONSTRATING VALUE FOR THE TELE HOSPITALIST PROGRAM IN A TERTIARY CENTER

Background: This is an exciting time for Telemedicine with new programs being implemented across the continuum of care including acute care, post-acute care, and in home settings. Proving the value of telemedicine programs when no [...]

By | 2019-03-18T14:11:47+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Finalist Posters - Innovations, Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on DEMONSTRATING VALUE FOR THE TELE HOSPITALIST PROGRAM IN A TERTIARY CENTER

DIRECT OBSERVATION OF CLINICAL TEACHING ON ROUNDS (DOCTOR): A PILOT PROGRAM

Background: Hospitalists on inpatient resident teaching services receive variable training in how to facilitate high-quality education during rounds. Teaching of cognitive skills such as clinical reasoning, acknowledging uncertainty, and non-cognitive behaviors such as eye contact [...]

By | 2019-03-18T13:19:27+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Education, Finalist Posters - Innovations, Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations|Comments Off on DIRECT OBSERVATION OF CLINICAL TEACHING ON ROUNDS (DOCTOR): A PILOT PROGRAM

ENDING ENDOSCOPY DELAY: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO REDUCE INPATIENT ENDOSCOPY DELAYS

Background: Endoscopies are commonly performed in the inpatient setting, and successful completion frequently requires close coordination among nurses, hospitalists, gastroenterologists, and anesthesiologists. Given the complexity of this multidisciplinary involvement, as well as variability in patient [...]

By | 2019-03-18T13:28:04+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Finalist Posters - Innovations, Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on ENDING ENDOSCOPY DELAY: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO REDUCE INPATIENT ENDOSCOPY DELAYS

IMPROVING ADVANCED NOTIFICATION OF IMPENDING INTERHOSPITAL TRANSFERS

Background: Sub-optimal communication during care transitions contributes to poor patient outcomes. Patients who undergo interhospital transfer (IHT, the transfer of patients between hospitals) are at especially high risk given their level of illness severity. In [...]

By | 2019-03-18T13:15:56+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Communication, Finalist Posters - Innovations, Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations|Comments Off on IMPROVING ADVANCED NOTIFICATION OF IMPENDING INTERHOSPITAL TRANSFERS

IMPROVING COMMUNICATION WITH COMMUNITY PEDIATRICIANS

Background: In hospital-based medicine, maintaining an open line of communication between inpatient teams and community pediatricians serves as an essential component of providing comprehensive patient care and ensuring continuity at time of discharge. At St. [...]

By | 2019-03-18T13:17:00+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Communication, Finalist Posters - Innovations, Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations|Comments Off on IMPROVING COMMUNICATION WITH COMMUNITY PEDIATRICIANS

IMPROVING TIME TO ANTIBIOTICS IN SEPSIS ON ACUTE CARE FLOORS: A QUALITY SCHOLARS PROJECT

Background: Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock (SEP-3) defines Sepsis as life-threatening organ dysfunction due to a dysregulated host response to infection. In United States about 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with [...]

By | 2019-03-18T13:31:55+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Finalist Posters - Innovations, Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on IMPROVING TIME TO ANTIBIOTICS IN SEPSIS ON ACUTE CARE FLOORS: A QUALITY SCHOLARS PROJECT

PROFITING FROM THE POKE: A HOSPITALIST PROCEDURE TEAM

Background: Internal medicine residency contains procedural training, including guidance in paracentesis, thoracentesis, lumbar puncture, arthrocentesis, and central line placement. As a result, most hospitalists are able to perform these bedside procedures. However, national trends confirm [...]

By | 2019-03-18T14:09:57+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Finalist Posters - Innovations, Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on PROFITING FROM THE POKE: A HOSPITALIST PROCEDURE TEAM

PROMOTING ACADEMIC APPOINTMENT FOR NURSE PRACTITIONERS AND PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS

Background: One way academic organizations recognize staff achievements and scholarly activities is through four levels of academic appointments: Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor. Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants (NPPAs) employed by the Mayo [...]

By | 2019-03-18T13:29:14+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Finalist Posters - Innovations, Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on PROMOTING ACADEMIC APPOINTMENT FOR NURSE PRACTITIONERS AND PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS

SNAP THIS: UTILIZING SOCIAL MEDIA AS A TOOL FOR REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AWARENESS IN THE HOSPITAL SETTING

Background: Adolescent reproductive health education is essential to prevent transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and teen pregnancy. Half of all new STIs occur among 15-24 year-olds and 1 in 4 adolescent females has had [...]

By | 2019-03-18T13:13:04+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Communication, Finalist Posters - Innovations, Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations|Comments Off on SNAP THIS: UTILIZING SOCIAL MEDIA AS A TOOL FOR REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AWARENESS IN THE HOSPITAL SETTING

TEACH THE TEACHER MODEL: AN INNOVATIVE METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING A POINT OF CARE ULTRASOUND CURRICULUM WITHIN A LARGE ACADEMIC INSTITUTION

Background: Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) is becoming an increasingly valuable tool in Internal Medicine. With the proper training, POCUS can provide insight into diagnostic dilemmas, resulting in expedited management and enhancing patient care. However, the ability [...]

By | 2019-03-18T13:20:09+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Education, Finalist Posters - Innovations, Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations|Comments Off on TEACH THE TEACHER MODEL: AN INNOVATIVE METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING A POINT OF CARE ULTRASOUND CURRICULUM WITHIN A LARGE ACADEMIC INSTITUTION