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Abstract Number: 445

HOSPITALIST CARE FOR END-OF-LIFE HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS IN TAIWAN: CHOOSING WISELY TO PREVENT MEDICAL FUTILITY

Background: Increasing number of palliative care patients are cared for by hospitalists, but the value of hospitalist on end-of-life (EOL) care is scarcely reported. The study aims to evaluate the effect of hospitalist care on [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:26:36-04:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Research, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on HOSPITALIST CARE FOR END-OF-LIFE HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS IN TAIWAN: CHOOSING WISELY TO PREVENT MEDICAL FUTILITY

Abstract Number: 391

GETTING HOSPITALISTS UP TO SPEED: A NOVEL HANDS-ON POCUS TRAINING PROGRAM

Background: Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is nothing less than a paradigm shift in patient care. The technology has advanced rapidly and the competence in performing, interpreting and utilizing POCUS is extremely variable. There is often an [...]

By | 2019-03-27T09:27:38-04:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Technology in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on GETTING HOSPITALISTS UP TO SPEED: A NOVEL HANDS-ON POCUS TRAINING PROGRAM

Abstract Number: 366

ARE HOSPITALISTS READY, WILLING AND ABLE TO RESPOND TO CARDIAC ARREST? A MULTI-CENTER SURVEY

Background: In-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) is an unpredictable, catastrophic event affecting approximately 200,000 US adults annually. Best outcomes during IHCA result from focused training and credentialing by AHA (ACLS, BLS). Although hospitalists supervise IHCA, best [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:24:40-04:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on ARE HOSPITALISTS READY, WILLING AND ABLE TO RESPOND TO CARDIAC ARREST? A MULTI-CENTER SURVEY

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 | 2019-03-11T14:24:02-04:00 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: 337

ENGAGING HOSPITALISTS IN QUALITY IMPROVEMENT STRATEGIES FOR PRESSURE INJURY PREVENTION TO AVOID PATIENT HARM AND COSTLY PENALTIES

Background: Pressure injuries are tissue damage caused by pressure and shear. Susceptible patients are the elderly, acute, critically ill and malnourished. Pressure injuries severely deplete hospital performance measures in the U.S. Currently, over 2.5 million [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:23:58-04:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on ENGAGING HOSPITALISTS IN QUALITY IMPROVEMENT STRATEGIES FOR PRESSURE INJURY PREVENTION TO AVOID PATIENT HARM AND COSTLY PENALTIES

Abstract Number: 292

REDESIGNING THE RAPID RESPONSE TEAM: ADDITION OF A HOSPITALIST PROVIDER AND THE USE OF SURVEILLANCE TOOLS SIGNIFICANTLY DECREASES RAPID RESPONSE DURATION AND NUMBER OF CALLS.

Background: As the concept of a rapid response team continues to evolve nationwide, it is becoming increasingly apparent that the proactive monitoring of patients through surveillance tools is important to prevent adverse events. However, it [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:22:53-04:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on REDESIGNING THE RAPID RESPONSE TEAM: ADDITION OF A HOSPITALIST PROVIDER AND THE USE OF SURVEILLANCE TOOLS SIGNIFICANTLY DECREASES RAPID RESPONSE DURATION AND NUMBER OF CALLS.

Abstract Number: 261

CRUSH THE RESISTANCE: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY PILOT PROJECT TO IMPROVE ANTIBIOTIC UTILIZATION

Background: Growing antimicrobial resistance, C. difficile infection and cost have triggered a greater reliance on antimicrobial stewardship. Most stewardship models rely upon a central team, often led by ID specialists, to oversee prescribing in an [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:22:09-04:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on CRUSH THE RESISTANCE: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY PILOT PROJECT TO IMPROVE ANTIBIOTIC UTILIZATION

Abstract Number: 184

COMPARISON OF OUTCOMES FOR ADULT INPATIENTS WITH SICKLE CELL DISEASE CARED FOR BY HOSPITALISTS VS. HEMATOLOGY SPECIALISTS

Background: Sickle cell disease (SCD) and its vasoocclusive sequela are significant causes of morbidity and mortality as well as acute care utilization throughout the United States, with an estimated 92,880 hospital admissions totaling $759 million [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:20:10-04:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on COMPARISON OF OUTCOMES FOR ADULT INPATIENTS WITH SICKLE CELL DISEASE CARED FOR BY HOSPITALISTS VS. HEMATOLOGY SPECIALISTS

Abstract Number: 113

HOSPITALIST PERSPECTIVES ON PATIENT EXPERIENCE

Background: Patient and family experience of care is a keystone of high-value care and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ value-based purchasing incentives for hospitals. As a result, most hospitals and health systems nationally [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:18:27-04:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Other, Research|Comments Off on HOSPITALIST PERSPECTIVES ON PATIENT EXPERIENCE

Abstract Number: 76

PERCEPTIONS OF THIRD YEAR MEDICAL STUDENTS ON THEIR INTERNAL MEDICINE HOSPITALIST ROTATION

Background: Third year medical student in their internal medicine clerkship rotate with the resident teaching services as well as resident uncovered hospitalist teams.When assigned to a hospitalist service for their internal medicine clerkship, the student [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:17:40-04:00 March 11th, 2019|Education, Hospital Medicine 2019, Research|Comments Off on PERCEPTIONS OF THIRD YEAR MEDICAL STUDENTS ON THEIR INTERNAL MEDICINE HOSPITALIST ROTATION

Abstract Number: 71

HOSPITALIST-LED POINT-OF-CARE ULTRASOUND CURRICULUM FOR UNDER-GRADUATE MEDICAL STUDENTS AND POST-GRADUATE YEAR RESIDENTS

Background: Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has become a ubiquitous tool in clinical care. However, the optimal timing and methods of POCUS integration into medical education remains unknown. We aim to identify and evaluate the baseline competency, [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:17:34-04:00 March 11th, 2019|Education, Hospital Medicine 2019, Research|Comments Off on HOSPITALIST-LED POINT-OF-CARE ULTRASOUND CURRICULUM FOR UNDER-GRADUATE MEDICAL STUDENTS AND POST-GRADUATE YEAR RESIDENTS

Abstract Number: 70

TRAINING THE TRAINER: IMPLEMENTATION OF A FACULTY POINT-OF CARE- ULTRASOUND CURRICULUM WITH A PATH TO COMPETENCY

Background: Recently coined the “fifth pillar to the bedside physical exam” in a 2018 JAMA article, a growing number of physicians have started incorporating point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) into their clinical assessments. Many medical schools have [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:17:32-04:00 March 11th, 2019|Education, Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations|Comments Off on TRAINING THE TRAINER: IMPLEMENTATION OF A FACULTY POINT-OF CARE- ULTRASOUND CURRICULUM WITH A PATH TO COMPETENCY

Abstract Number: 35

EMBRACING TECHNOLOGY: TRANSITION FROM MANUAL TO ELECTRONIC BOARD FOR ASSIGNMENT OF PATIENTS ON A HOSPITALIST SERVICE

Background: Patient lists and patient assignment aid hospitalists through their workflow. Lack of a standardized approach has led to various ways of patient assignment and various means to display them. With the evolution of electronic [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:16:49-04:00 March 11th, 2019|Communication, Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations|Comments Off on EMBRACING TECHNOLOGY: TRANSITION FROM MANUAL TO ELECTRONIC BOARD FOR ASSIGNMENT OF PATIENTS ON A HOSPITALIST SERVICE

HM2018 Abstract Number: 314

EMR based sign-out: A tool that improves efficiency and satisfaction

Background: Transitions of care are critical to maintaining patient safety and decreasing adverse events, but they remain a complex process with many pitfalls. Electronic Medical Record (EMR) based handoffs can enhance communication by centralizing content [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:44:20-04:00 March 19th, 2018|Innovations, Transitions of Care, Uncategorized|Comments Off on EMR based sign-out: A tool that improves efficiency and satisfaction

HM2018 Abstract Number: 131

HOW DOES GEOGRAPHIC COHORTING IMPACT THE WORK DAY?

Background: Background: Geographic cohorting (GCh) of clinicians to a single unit may improve teamwork and improve outcomes. The physical proximity between the care team is purported to mediate these positive effects. We conducted an exploratory [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:44:36-04:00 March 19th, 2018|Outcomes Research, Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on HOW DOES GEOGRAPHIC COHORTING IMPACT THE WORK DAY?

HM2018 Abstract Number: 104

PULMONARY DRAIN PLACEMENT BY PROCEDURE-FOCUSED HOSPITALISTS

Background: Small-bore pulmonary drains (PD) have been proven effective at replacing the previous large-bore chest tubes for resolution of pneumothorax (PTX), and management of complicated (CPEs) and recurrent pleural effusions (RPEs). The placement of these [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:18:15-04:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Other|Comments Off on PULMONARY DRAIN PLACEMENT BY PROCEDURE-FOCUSED HOSPITALISTS

HM2018 Abstract Number: 265

ACCURACY OF A PATIENT’S PCP IN THE EMR

Background: Insufficient communication, particularly at transitions in patient care, is a common and accepted cause of negative outcomes. Handoffs between hospitalists and primary care physicians (PCPs) are infrequent, occurring in 3-20% of cases (2). Many [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:16:38-04:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on ACCURACY OF A PATIENT’S PCP IN THE EMR

HM2018 Abstract Number: 226

TRANSFER WITHIN 12 HOURS OF HOSPITALIST ADMISSION TO THE MEDICAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT (MICU): A LOOK AT THE HOSPITALIST, EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AND ICU PROVIDERS PERCEPTION OF INITIAL TRIAGE

Background: Our goal was to evaluate the group of patients that are admitted to the Medicine service under the care of our hospitalist team and then transferred to the medical intensive care unit (MICU) within [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:53:24-04:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on TRANSFER WITHIN 12 HOURS OF HOSPITALIST ADMISSION TO THE MEDICAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT (MICU): A LOOK AT THE HOSPITALIST, EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AND ICU PROVIDERS PERCEPTION OF INITIAL TRIAGE

HM2018 Abstract Number: 227

BRINGING PHARMACISTS AND HOSPTIALISTS TOGETHER IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT TO IMPROVE ADMISSION MEDICATION RECONCILIATION

Background: Adverse drug events (ADEs) result in more than 770,000 injuries and deaths each year and cost up to $5.6 million per hospital, depending on size. The hospital admission is often where the patient is [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:53:08-04:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on BRINGING PHARMACISTS AND HOSPTIALISTS TOGETHER IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT TO IMPROVE ADMISSION MEDICATION RECONCILIATION

HM2018 Abstract Number: 31

THE ABILITY OF PATIENTS TO CORRECTLY IDENTIFY THEIR HOSPITALIST AND THE IMPACT OF THIS FACTOR ON HOSPITALIST SCORES ON A PATIENT SATISFACTION SURVEY

Background: For several years, patient evaluations of their physician has been utilized as a metric to evaluate physician performance and now it has been included as a parameter utilized to calculate reimbursement. Despite the routine [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:53:05-04:00 March 19th, 2018|Communication, Hospital Medicine 2018, Research|Comments Off on THE ABILITY OF PATIENTS TO CORRECTLY IDENTIFY THEIR HOSPITALIST AND THE IMPACT OF THIS FACTOR ON HOSPITALIST SCORES ON A PATIENT SATISFACTION SURVEY

HM2018 Abstract Number: 32

THE EFFECT OF PATIENT GENDER ON PATIENT SCORES OF HOSPITALIST PERFORMANCE

Background: For several years, patient evaluations of their physician has been utilized as a metric to evaluate physician performance and now it has been included as a parameter utilized to calculate reimbursement. Despite the routine [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:53:01-04:00 March 19th, 2018|Communication, Hospital Medicine 2018, Research|Comments Off on THE EFFECT OF PATIENT GENDER ON PATIENT SCORES OF HOSPITALIST PERFORMANCE

HM2017 Abstract Number: 56

ACADEMIC HOSPITALIST PERSPECTIVES ON CAREER SUCCESS

Background: Prior research in the field of academic hospital medicine has used promotion as the measure of success, but little is understood about what motivates individual academic hospitalists or how individuals define career success. Conceptual [...]

By | 2017-04-20T18:43:04-04:00 April 20th, 2017|Other, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on ACADEMIC HOSPITALIST PERSPECTIVES ON CAREER SUCCESS

HM2017 Abstract Number: 15

THE EFFECT OF HOSPITALIST GENDER ON PATIENT SATISFACTION SCORES

Background: Patient evaluation of satisfaction with their physician has been utilized for several years and is now being included as a parameter utilized to calculate reimbursement. Despite the routine use of these evaluations by most [...]

By | 2017-04-20T18:19:18-04:00 April 20th, 2017|Communication, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on THE EFFECT OF HOSPITALIST GENDER ON PATIENT SATISFACTION SCORES

HM2017 Abstract Number: 293

A HOSPITALIST-RUN OBSERVATION UNIT: AN EVOLVING MODEL

Background: Observation units were initially intended to function as a short stay unit for lower acuity patients with specific diagnoses, however this traditional model is currently evolving.  Rising health care costs and changing health care [...]

By | 2017-04-25T23:15:44-04:00 April 20th, 2017|Innovations Abstracts, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on A HOSPITALIST-RUN OBSERVATION UNIT: AN EVOLVING MODEL

HM2016 Abstract Number: 385

Sustainability of a Hospitalist Led Intervention to Reduce Length of Stay on Telemetry

Background: As part of the Choosing Wisely campaign, the Society of Hospital Medicine highlights use of telemetry monitoring as one of the top interventions that physicians and patients should use judiciously.  While telemetry is invaluable [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34-05:00 February 1st, 2016|Research Abstracts, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on Sustainability of a Hospitalist Led Intervention to Reduce Length of Stay on Telemetry