Plenary Presentations

//Plenary Presentations

DECREASING ADMISSIONS, READMISSIONS AND LENGTH OF STAY WHILE IMPROVING PATIENT SAFETY FOR ALCOHOL WITHDRAWAL SYNDROME

Background: There were nearly 33,000 admissions to Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals for alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS) in fiscal year 2017. Symptom-triggered management is the standard of care and, when employed effectively, the number of [...]

By | 2019-03-12T15:33:25+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Plenary Presentations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on DECREASING ADMISSIONS, READMISSIONS AND LENGTH OF STAY WHILE IMPROVING PATIENT SAFETY FOR ALCOHOL WITHDRAWAL SYNDROME

EFFECTS OF A REFINED EVIDENCE-BASED TOOLKIT ON MEDICATION RECONCILIATION QUALITY AND SAFETY AT MULTIPLE HOSPITALS: RESULTS OF THE MARQUIS2 STUDY

Background: The first Multicenter Medication Reconciliation Quality Improvement Study (MARQUIS1) demonstrated that implementation of a medication reconciliation best practices toolkit decreased total unintentional medication discrepancies in 5 hospitals. Incorporating lessons learned from MARQUIS1, we implemented [...]

By | 2019-03-12T15:43:39+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Plenary Presentations, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on EFFECTS OF A REFINED EVIDENCE-BASED TOOLKIT ON MEDICATION RECONCILIATION QUALITY AND SAFETY AT MULTIPLE HOSPITALS: RESULTS OF THE MARQUIS2 STUDY

MULTI-DISCIPLINARY AND COMPREHENSIVE DELIRIUM CARE PATHWAY IS ASSOCIATED WITH REDUCTIONS IN LENGTH OF STAY, COST, AND READMISSIONS IN HOSPITALIZED ADULTS

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

By | 2019-03-12T15:44:56+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Plenary Presentations, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on MULTI-DISCIPLINARY AND COMPREHENSIVE DELIRIUM CARE PATHWAY IS ASSOCIATED WITH REDUCTIONS IN LENGTH OF STAY, COST, AND READMISSIONS IN HOSPITALIZED ADULTS