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Abstract Number: 339

RESTRUCTURING A HOSPITAL MEDICINE ONBOARDING PROGRAM TO PRIORITIZE PATIENT SAFETY AND PHYSICIAN WELLNESS

Background: First year hospitalists have higher inpatient and 30 day post discharge mortality than hospitalists with at least a year of experience. The Joint Commission found that improper orientation and training is the second leading [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:24:02+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on RESTRUCTURING A HOSPITAL MEDICINE ONBOARDING PROGRAM TO PRIORITIZE PATIENT SAFETY AND PHYSICIAN WELLNESS

Abstract Number: 250

VARIATION IN RATE OF BLOOD CULTURE FOR SKIN AND SOFT TISSUE INFECTIONS IN IMMUNOCOMPETENT CHILDREN

Background: Single-center studies have reported low yield of blood culture for skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) in children. Blood cultures are commonly obtained in cases of SSTI, though the degree of practice variation is [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:21:50+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Pediatrics, Research|Comments Off on VARIATION IN RATE OF BLOOD CULTURE FOR SKIN AND SOFT TISSUE INFECTIONS IN IMMUNOCOMPETENT CHILDREN

Abstract Number: 223

EMERGENCIES IN DIALYSIS: A RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW OF MEDICAL EMERGENCY TEAM UTILIZATION IN HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS WITH END-STAGE RENAL DISEASE

Background: Medical Emergency Teams (METs) are utilized in an inpatient setting to identify patients who exhibit signs of clinical deterioration. Patients, family, or staff activate the team by calling a Code MET when there is [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:21:10+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Patient Safety, Research|Comments Off on EMERGENCIES IN DIALYSIS: A RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW OF MEDICAL EMERGENCY TEAM UTILIZATION IN HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS WITH END-STAGE RENAL DISEASE

Abstract Number: 125

THE I-HOPE STUDY: IMPROVING HOSPITAL OUTCOMES THROUGH PATIENT ENGAGEMENT

Background: Issues with the quality and safety of hospital care have been well-documented, and serve as the basis for improvement strategies and research. However, what is less understood are the perspectives of patients, families, caregivers, [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:18:42+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Other, Research|Comments Off on THE I-HOPE STUDY: IMPROVING HOSPITAL OUTCOMES THROUGH PATIENT ENGAGEMENT

Abstract Number: 118

DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF A NEW TOOL TO ASSESS INPATIENT COMPLEXITY: THE PATIENT COMPLEXITY ASSESSMENT (PCA) SCORE

Background: In the primary care setting, up to one third of patients are categorized as complex, while this proportion is not well known in the hospital setting. By definition, complex patients demand more effort and/or [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:18:33+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Other, Research|Comments Off on DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF A NEW TOOL TO ASSESS INPATIENT COMPLEXITY: THE PATIENT COMPLEXITY ASSESSMENT (PCA) SCORE

Abstract Number: 43

PATIENT PERCEPTION OF TIME SPENT BY PHYSICIAN AT BEDSIDE AND PATIENT SATISFACTION

Background: Understanding communication between providers and patients is key to providing patient-centered care. We sought to determine if patient’s perception of time spent by physician at bedside is associated with patient satisfaction with physician communication.Methods: [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:17:00+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Communication, Hospital Medicine 2019, Research|Comments Off on PATIENT PERCEPTION OF TIME SPENT BY PHYSICIAN AT BEDSIDE AND PATIENT SATISFACTION

Abstract Number: 5

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

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 [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:44:22+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Innovations, Quality Improvement, Uncategorized|Comments Off on IMPROVING RESPIRATORY RATE MEASUREMENT ACCURACY IN THE HOSPITAL: A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVE

HM2018 Abstract Number: 289

LACK OF TRAINING DRIVES GAPS BETWEEN DESIRED USE, CURRENT USE, AND PERCEIVED COMPETENCE IN POINT-OF-CARE ULTRASOUND IN HOSPITAL MEDICINE

Background: Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is increasingly recognized as an important adjunctive diagnostic tool in hospital medicine (HM). The incorporation of POCUS into clinical decision-making has been shown to increase the speed and accuracy of initial [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:09:09+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Research, Technology in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on LACK OF TRAINING DRIVES GAPS BETWEEN DESIRED USE, CURRENT USE, AND PERCEIVED COMPETENCE IN POINT-OF-CARE ULTRASOUND IN HOSPITAL MEDICINE

HM2018 Abstract Number: 313

ACCURACY AND IMPLICATIONS OF A HOSPITAL MEDICINE , EMERGENCY MEDICINE AND CRITICAL CARE COLLABORATIVE PROCESS TO TRIAGE TO THE MEDICAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT

Background: Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds are limited, so effective triage is important for resource utilization. However, inappropriate triage of critically ill patients to non ICU settings can lead to poor patient outcomes, as early [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:08:57+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Transitions of Care|Comments Off on ACCURACY AND IMPLICATIONS OF A HOSPITAL MEDICINE , EMERGENCY MEDICINE AND CRITICAL CARE COLLABORATIVE PROCESS TO TRIAGE TO THE MEDICAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT

HM2018 Abstract Number: 62

National Survey of Leaders of Academic Hospitalist Medicine Programs

Background: Hospital medicine is a growing field, including the subset of academic hospital medicine. Little is known about the characteristics of academic hospitalist programs, leadership, structure and faculty.Methods: A multifaceted survey was developed, piloted and [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:05:18+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Education, Hospital Medicine 2018, Research|Comments Off on National Survey of Leaders of Academic Hospitalist Medicine Programs

HM2018 Abstract Number: 195

HOW ARE HOSPITALIST RUN PREOPERATIVE CLINICS UTILIZED?

Background: Each year 45 million procedures are performed in the United States. For elective procedures, the preoperative evaluation is an opportunity to identify and manage risk factors that may contribute to post -operative morbidity and [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:03:32+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Perioperative, Research|Comments Off on HOW ARE HOSPITALIST RUN PREOPERATIVE CLINICS UTILIZED?

HM2018 Abstract Number: 249

Analysis of Code Status Discussions and Documentation among a Hospitalist Medicine Group

Background: Hospitalists have an increasing role in caring for patients with advanced illness. Due to time constraints, lack of experience and the sensitivity of the topic, it is challenging for Hospitalists to engage in adequate [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:58:08+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on Analysis of Code Status Discussions and Documentation among a Hospitalist Medicine Group

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 [...]

By | 2018-03-22T15:13:54+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Finalist Posters, Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on FAST TRACK DIALYSIS: IMPROVING EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AND HOSPITAL THROUGHPUT FOR PATIENTS REQUIRING HEMODIALYSIS

HM2017 Abstract Number: 144

HOSPITAL READMISSIONS FROM PATIENTS’ PERSPECTIVES

Background: Health care expenditures in the United States have been increasing exponentially while hospital care accounts for one-third of the costs. Approximately 18% of hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries are being readmitted within 30 days following their [...]

By | 2017-04-26T03:15:55+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Quality Improvement, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on HOSPITAL READMISSIONS FROM PATIENTS’ PERSPECTIVES

HM2017 Abstract Number: 299

INTRODUCING THE HOSPITAL MEDICINE MODEL TO THE MIDDLE EAST REGION

Background: Hospital medicine is the fastest growing specialty in the United States. An interesting aspect of the rapid expansion of hospital medicine is the current expansion of the field beyond North America. While the health [...]

By | 2017-04-20T18:08:49+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Innovations Abstracts, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on INTRODUCING THE HOSPITAL MEDICINE MODEL TO THE MIDDLE EAST REGION

HM2017 Abstract Number: 233

UTILIZATION OF VIRTUAL HOSPITALISTS TO ADDRESS STAFFING NEEDS AT CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITALS

Background: Current staffing models cannot deliver the benefits of hospital medicine to the 1300 critical access hospitals (CAHs) located throughout the rural United States.   Staffing each CAH with local hospitalists would require at least 5500 [...]

By | 2017-04-20T17:42:34+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Innovations Abstracts, Technology in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on UTILIZATION OF VIRTUAL HOSPITALISTS TO ADDRESS STAFFING NEEDS AT CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITALS

HM2016 Abstract Number: 231

An Intervention to Increase at Risk Patients’ Access to Geriatric and Palliative Care Services: Integrated Hospitalist and Specialist Care Rounds

Background: Palliative care and geriatrics in hospital medicine have an established positive impact on patient experience and outcomes, however, these specialist care services remain underutilized. Recognizing an opportunity to improve the appropriateness of inpatient consultation [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Quality Improvement, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on An Intervention to Increase at Risk Patients’ Access to Geriatric and Palliative Care Services: Integrated Hospitalist and Specialist Care Rounds

HM2016 Abstract Number: 26

Mentorship and Faculty Development for Academic Hospitalists: A Replicable and Scalable Curriculum

Background: Mentorship is key to successful, satisfying, and engaging academic careers. Models for mentorship and faculty development exist, but are often resource-intensive and focused on achieving success in research. Establishing mentorship in hospital medicine has [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Education, Innovations Abstracts|Comments Off on Mentorship and Faculty Development for Academic Hospitalists: A Replicable and Scalable Curriculum

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Characteristics and Outcomes of Patients Discharged from the Emergency Department After Referral for Hospitalist Admission

Background: Hospitalization is costly, associated with the potential for adverse medical events and may have deleterious health effects.  Hospitalist physicians are uniquely positioned to help patients avoid unnecessary hospitalizations.  Our attending-only hospitalist practice in a [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Oral Presentations, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on Characteristics and Outcomes of Patients Discharged from the Emergency Department After Referral for Hospitalist Admission