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ACE-ERCISE: PATIENT AND CAREGIVER PERSPECTIVES ON GROUP PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR HOSPITALIZED ELDERS

Background: Many hospitals do not have the means to supervise daily physical therapy (PT) for elderly inpatients. PT delivered in a group setting has the potential to allow hospitals to consolidate resources and extend PT [...]

By | 2017-04-20T17:07:37+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Geriatrics, Innovations Abstracts|Comments Off on ACE-ERCISE: PATIENT AND CAREGIVER PERSPECTIVES ON GROUP PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR HOSPITALIZED ELDERS

CO-MANAGEMENT IMPLEMENTATION WITH AGS COCARE: ORTHO™ IMPROVES HIP FRACTURE OUTCOMES

Background: More than 300,000 older adults are hospitalized in the US annually for hip fracture. While operative repair is recommended in most individuals, perioperative complications account for significant morbidity and mortality. Co-management programs for hip [...]

By | 2019-03-18T17:53:41+00:00 March 18th, 2019|Geriatrics, Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations|Comments Off on CO-MANAGEMENT IMPLEMENTATION WITH AGS COCARE: ORTHO™ IMPROVES HIP FRACTURE OUTCOMES

COMPARISON OF RISK CALCULATORS IN PREDICTING POSTOPERATIVE CARDIAC COMPLICATIONS IN THE GERIATRIC POPULATION

Background: The 2014 ACC/AHA Perioperative Guidelines suggest using the Revised Cardiac Risk Index (RCRI), myocardial infarction or cardiac arrest (MICA), or American College of Surgeons (ACS)-NSQIP calculators for combined patient-surgical risk assessment. Alrezk and colleagues [...]

By | 2018-03-22T15:45:08+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Finalist Posters, Hospital Medicine 2018, Perioperative, Research|Comments Off on COMPARISON OF RISK CALCULATORS IN PREDICTING POSTOPERATIVE CARDIAC COMPLICATIONS IN THE GERIATRIC POPULATION

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 [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:02:30+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Research, Transitions of Care|Comments Off on HEALTH OPTIMIZATION PROGRAM FOR ELDERS (HOPE) – IMPROVING TRANSITIONS FROM HOSPITAL TO SKILLED NURSING FACILITY

INTENSIFICATION OF ANTIHYPERTENSIVE REGIMENS DURING HOSPITALIZATION FOR UNRELATED CONDITIONS: TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING?

Background: Transient elevations of blood pressure are common in hospitalized older adults and may lead inpatient clinicians to intensify inpatient antihypertensive therapy and discharge patients on these intensified regimens. Intensification of outpatient regimens during hospitalization [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:44:15+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Geriatrics, Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on INTENSIFICATION OF ANTIHYPERTENSIVE REGIMENS DURING HOSPITALIZATION FOR UNRELATED CONDITIONS: TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING?

MANAGEMENT AND OUTCOMES OF HOSPITALIZED OLDER ADULTS WITH ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND RELATED DEMENTIAS (ADRD)

Background: The number of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) in the U.S is projected to reach 16 million by 2050. Currently, they account for 3.2 million hospital admissions per year and over [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:18:22+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Geriatrics, Hospital Medicine 2019, Research|Comments Off on MANAGEMENT AND OUTCOMES OF HOSPITALIZED OLDER ADULTS WITH ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND RELATED DEMENTIAS (ADRD)

OPIATE PRESCRIBING IN HOSPITALIZED OLDER ADULTS: PATTERNS AND OUTCOMES

Background: As of December 2015, 49 states initiated the CMS mandated legislation on “Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs.” Yet opiates continue to be commonly prescribed in older adults, despite their well-known risks. This study aims to [...]

By | 2017-04-20T19:18:08+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Patient Safety, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on OPIATE PRESCRIBING IN HOSPITALIZED OLDER ADULTS: PATTERNS AND OUTCOMES

PATTERNS AND OUTCOMES OF VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM PROPHYLAXIS PRESCRIBING IN HOSPITALIZED OLDER ADULTS: RETROSPECTIVE COHORT STUDY

Background: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. The increased risk of VTE among medically ill older adults is firmly established. Guidelines strongly promote the use of [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:15:03+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on PATTERNS AND OUTCOMES OF VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM PROPHYLAXIS PRESCRIBING IN HOSPITALIZED OLDER ADULTS: RETROSPECTIVE COHORT STUDY

PHYSICIAN PRACTICES SURROUNDING CONSTIPATION MANAGEMENT IN HOSPITALIZED OLDER ADULTS

Background: Despite its prevalence, constipation is frequently under-recognized and treated with ineffective agents in hospitalized older adults.Methods: An anonymous survey was distributed to physicians regarding constipation management in hospitalized older adults. Chi-square or Fisher’s exact, [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:44:01+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Geriatrics, Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on PHYSICIAN PRACTICES SURROUNDING CONSTIPATION MANAGEMENT IN HOSPITALIZED OLDER ADULTS

PREVENTION OF DELIRIUM IN HOSPITALIZED OLDER ADULTS WITH EYE MASKS AND EARPLUGS WORN AT NIGHT: A PILOT STUDY

Background: Delirium is associated with high morbidity and mortality in hospitalized older adults. Sleep is a modifiable risk factor for delirium. Eye masks (EMs) and earplugs (EPs) have been shown to improve sleep and effective [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:18:21+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Geriatrics, Hospital Medicine 2019, Research|Comments Off on PREVENTION OF DELIRIUM IN HOSPITALIZED OLDER ADULTS WITH EYE MASKS AND EARPLUGS WORN AT NIGHT: A PILOT STUDY

QUANTIFYING THE OUTCOMES: A STRATEGY FOR MEASURING THE IMPACT OF YOUR SURGICAL CO-MANAGEMENT SERVICE

Background: Our institution is a Level 1 regional trauma center with a large inpatient volume. A large percentage of these patients are elderly, with the traumatic events occurring as sequelae of their age, debility or [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:53:47+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Consultative Medicine, Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations|Comments Off on QUANTIFYING THE OUTCOMES: A STRATEGY FOR MEASURING THE IMPACT OF YOUR SURGICAL CO-MANAGEMENT SERVICE