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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912950/quality-improvement-regarding-handoff
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Scott Studeny, Lauren Burley, Kelsey Cowen, Melanie Akers, Kelly O'Neill, Susan L Flesher
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Previous studies have emphasized the importance of effectual communication during patient handoffs. The objectives of this study were to (1) implement a resident-driven quality improvement project to improve handoffs by including key elements that are necessary for a safe and effective handoff. We chose to use the IPASS (illness severity, patient summary, action items, situation awareness and contingency planning, synthesis by receiver) mnemonic as our standardized handoff model; (2) Consider balancing measures in an effort to be aware of any negative effects of our interventions on resident satisfaction with the system...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882050/transitions-of-care-in-patients-with-cancer
#2
Brandon R Shank, Phuoc Anh Anne Nguyen, Emily C Pherson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856665/discharge-plans-for-geriatric-inpatients-with-delirium-a-plan-to-stop-antipsychotics
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Kim G Johnson, Adedayo Fashoyin, Ramiro Madden-Fuentes, Andrew J Muzyk, Jane P Gagliardi, Mamata Yanamadala
BACKGROUND: Studies show inpatient geriatric patients with reversible conditions like delirium may continue on antipsychotic medications without clear indications after hospital discharge. We conducted this study to determine how often geriatric patients were discharged on a newly started antipsychotic during admission with a plan for discontinuation of the antipsychotic documented in the discharge summary. DESIGN: We conducted retrospective chart review identifying geriatric inpatients in our health system started on a new antipsychotic during admission...
August 30, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852672/bundle-in-the-bronx-impact-of-a-transition-of-care-outpatient-parenteral-antibiotic-therapy-bundle-on-all-cause-30-day-hospital-readmissions
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Theresa Madaline, Priya Nori, Wenzhu Mowrey, Elisabeth Zukowski, Shruti Gohil, Uzma Sarwar, Gregory Weston, Riganni Urrely, Matthew Palombelli, Vinnie Frank Pierino, Vanessa Parsons, Amy Ehrlich, Belinda Ostrowsky, Marilou Corpuz, Liise-Anne Pirofski
BACKGROUND: A streamlined transition from inpatient to outpatient care can decrease 30-day readmissions. Outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT) programs have not reduced readmissions; an OPAT bundle has been suggested to improve outcomes. We implemented a transition-of-care (TOC) OPAT bundle and assessed the effects on all-cause, 30-day hospital readmission. METHODS: Retrospectively, patients receiving postdischarge intravenous antibiotics were evaluated before and after implementation of a TOC-OPAT program in Bronx, New York, between July, 2015 and February, 2016...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834787/transition-of-care-to-an-adult-provider
#5
Andrea L Zuckerman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The transition from adolescence to young adulthood can be a difficult and overwhelming time. Many adult care providers are unaware of the issues facing adolescents and young adults. Often the focus is on older patients and their problems. Internists, family practitioners and obstetricians and Gynecologists (OBGYNs) typically care for these patients. Often, young adults view their obstetrician and gynecologist as their primary care physician, so reviewing the issues facing this age group is important...
August 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831434/reducing-30-day-rehospitalization-rates-using-a-transition-of-care-clinic-model-in-a-single-medical-center
#6
Tamer Hudali, Robert Robinson, Mukul Bhattarai
BACKGROUND: Rehospitalization for medical patients is common. Multiple interventions of varying complexity have been shown to be effective in achieving that goal with variable results in the literature. For medical patients discharged home, no single intervention implemented alone has been shown to have a sustainable effect in preventing rehospitalization. OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of a transition of care clinic model on the 30-day rehospitalization rate in a single medical center...
2017: Advances in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826671/a-blueprint-for-the-post-discharge-clinic-visit-after-an-admission-for-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Aaron Soufer, Ralph J Riello, Nihar R Desai, Jeffrey M Testani, Tariq Ahmad
The immense symptom burden and healthcare expenditure associated with heart failure (HF) has resulted in hospital systems, insurance companies, and federal agencies playing close attention to systems of care delivery. In particular, there has been a large extent of focus on decreasing the frequency of HF readmissions through the development of hospital quality measures and the expansion of post discharge services to improve transitions of care from the inpatient to the outpatient setting. The post discharge clinic visit (PDV) serves an important role in this process as it acts as a fulcrum for the multi-disciplinary services available to HF patients, as well as an opportunity to fill any gaps that might have occurred in evidence based care of the patient...
August 18, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826670/heart-failure-transitions-of-care-a-pharmacist-led-post-discharge-pilot-experience
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REVIEW
Sherry K Milfred-LaForest, Julie A Gee, Adam M Pugacz, Ileana L Piña, Danielle M Hoover, Robert C Wenzell, Aubrey Felton, Eric Guttenberg, Jose Ortiz
OBJECTIVE: To perform a pilot evaluation of a pharmacist-led, multidisciplinary transitional care clinic for heart failure (HF) patients. BACKGROUND: Transitions of care in HF should include: medication reconciliation, multidisciplinary care, early post-discharge follow-up, and prompt intervention on HF signs and symptoms. We hypothesized that combining these elements with optimization of medications would impact outcomes. METHODS: In the SERIOUS HF Medication Reconciliation Transitional Care Clinic (HF MRTCC), patients were seen by a clinical pharmacist trained in HF...
August 18, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823070/-what-is-not-written-does-not-exist-the-importance-of-proper-documentation-of-medication-use-history
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Carina Carvalho Silvestre, Lincoln Marques Cavalcante Santos, Alfredo Dias de Oliveira-Filho, Divaldo Pereira de Lyra
Medications are perceived as health risk factors, because they might cause damage if used improperly. In this context, an adequate assessment of medication use history should be encouraged, especially in transitions of care to avoid unintended medication discrepancies (UMDs). In a case-controlled study, we investigated potential risk factors for UMDs at hospital admission and found that 150 (42%) of the 358 patients evaluated had one or more UMDs. We were surprised to find that there was no record of a patient and/or relative interview on previous use of medication in 117 medical charts of adult patients (44...
August 19, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808863/warm-handoffs-a-novel-strategy-to-improve-end-of-rotation-care-transitions
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Harry S Saag, Jingjing Chen, Joshua L Denson, Simon Jones, Leora Horwitz, Patrick M Cocks
BACKGROUND: Hospitalized medical patients undergoing transition of care by house staff teams at the end of a ward rotation are associated with an increased risk of mortality, yet best practices surrounding this transition are lacking. AIM: To assess the impact of a warm handoff protocol for end-of-rotation care transitions. SETTING: A large, university-based internal medicine residency using three different training sites. PARTICIPANTS: PGY-2 and PGY-3 internal medicine residents...
August 14, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804150/clinical-pharmacy-discharge-counseling-service-and-the-impact-on-readmission-rates-in-high-risk-patients
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Emmanuel Aniemeke, Barrett Crowther, Stephanie Younts, Darrel Hughes, Crystal Franco-Martinez
Background: A number of patient safety and transition of care initiatives have highlighted the benefits of incorporating a clinical pharmacist in the discharge medication process. Numerous studies have identified the prominent and consequential role of medication therapy errors occurring at hospital discharge. Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of a discharge medication counseling service on readmission rates, emergency department (ED) visits, and days to first readmission or ED visit in patients deemed high risk for hospital readmission...
May 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756965/drug-related-problems-in-geriatric-rehabilitation-patients-after-discharge-a-prevalence-analysis-and-clinical-case-scenario-based-pilot-study
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Johanna Freyer, Lucie Hueter, Lysann Kasprick, Thomas Frese, Ralf Sultzer, Susanne Schiek, Thilo Bertsche
BACKGROUND: Geriatric patients bear a high risk for having drug-related problems (DRPs). Transitions of care are especially susceptible to these DRPs. OBJECTIVE: To highlight the prevalence of DRPs in geriatric patients' post-discharge medication lists and to assess physicians' ability to identify DRPs by using clinical case scenarios. METHODS: A sequential prospective mixed-method study was performed. In a DRP prevalence analysis, an expert panel of clinical pharmacists analyzed DRPs in post-discharge medication lists of long-term hospitalized patients from a German inpatient geriatric rehabilitation center...
July 25, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751537/management-of-kawasaki-disease-in-adults
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REVIEW
Kara J Denby, Daniel E Clark, Larry W Markham
Kawasaki disease is the most common childhood vasculitis in the USA and the most common cause of acquired cardiac disease in children in developed countries. Since the vast majority of Kawasaki disease initially presents at <5 years of age, many adult cardiologists are unfamiliar with the pathophysiology of this disease. This vasculitis has a predilection for coronary arteries with a high complication rate across the lifespan for those with medium to large coronary artery aneurysms. An inflammatory cascade produces endothelial dysfunction and damage to the vascular wall, leading to aneurysmal dilatation...
July 27, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750417/prediction-of-potentially-avoidable-readmission-risk-in-a-division-of-general-internal-medicine
#14
Marc Uhlmann, Estelle Lécureux, Anne-Claude Griesser, Hong Dung Duong, Olivier Lamy
INTRODUCTION: The 30-day post-discharge readmission rate is a quality indicator that may reflect suboptimal care. The computerised algorithm SQLape® can retrospectively identify a potentially avoidable readmission (PARA) with high sensitivity and specificity. We retrospectively analysed the hospital stays of patients readmitted to the Department of Internal Medicine of the CHUV (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois) in order to quantify the proportion of PARAs and derive a risk prediction model...
July 27, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743758/ashp-national-survey-of-pharmacy-practice-in-hospital-settings-prescribing-and-transcribing-2016
#15
Craig A Pedersen, Philip J Schneider, Douglas J Scheckelhoff
PURPOSE: The results of the 2016 ASHP national survey of pharmacy practice in hospital settings are presented. METHODS: A stratified random sample of pharmacy directors at 1,315 general and children's medical-surgical hospitals in the United States were surveyed using a mixed-mode method offering a choice of completing a paper survey or an online survey. IMS Health supplied data on hospital characteristics; the survey sample was drawn from IMS's hospital database...
July 25, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734516/pediatric-human-immunodeficiency-virus-continuum-of-care-a-concise-review-of-evidence-based-practice
#16
REVIEW
Megan E Gray, Phillip Nieburg, Rebecca Dillingham
Children and adolescents living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) represent a population that requires a unique approach to HIV care. Prevention, testing, initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART), and retention and engagement in care are critical steps. Each step requires providers to address age-specific barriers, so that successful and prolonged viral suppression can occur. Adherence to ART, disclosure of HIV-positive status, and stigma are examples of struggles faced by youth, their families, and health care providers...
August 2017: Pediatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726539/rethinking-transitions-of-care-an-interprofessional-transfer-triage-protocol-in-post-acute-care
#17
Radha V Patel, Lauri Wright, Brittany Hay
Readmissions to hospitals from post-acute care (PAC) units within long-term care settings have been rapidly increasing over the past decade, and are drivers of increased healthcare costs. With an average of $11,000 per admission, there is a need for strategies to reduce 30-day preventable hospital readmission rates. In 2018, incentives and penalties will be instituted for long-term care facilities failing to meet all-cause, all-condition hospital readmission rate performance measures. An interprofessional team (IPT) developed and implemented a Transfer Triage Protocol used in conjunction with the INTERACT programme to enhance clinical decision-making and assess the potential to reduce the facility's 30-day preventable hospital readmission rates by 10% within 6 weeks of implementation...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723252/across-the-continuum-how-inpatient-palliative-care-consultations-are-reported-in-hospital-discharge-summaries
#18
Nikki Miller, John Shuler, Deon Hayley, Jianghua He, Karin Porter-Williamson, Jessica Kalender-Rich
BACKGROUND: Inpatient Palliative Care (PC) consultations help develop a patient-centered and quality-of-life-focused plan of care for patients with serious illness. Discharge summaries (DSs) are an essential tool to maintain continuity of these care plans across multiple locations and providers. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of selected DSs of patients who received inpatient PC consultations at the University of Kansas Hospital from July 2011 to May 2015...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721973/inflammatory-bowel-disease-clinical-screening-and-transition-of-care
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EDITORIAL
Badr Al-Bawardy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705161/entrustment-of-the-on-call-senior-medical-resident-role-implications-for-patient-safety-and-collective-care
#20
Noureen Huda, Lisa Faden, Mark Goldszmidt
BACKGROUND: The on-call responsibilities of a senior medicine resident (SMR) may include the admission transition of patient care on medical teaching teams (MTT), supervision of junior trainees, and ensuring patient safety. In many institutions, there is no standardised assessment of SMR competency prior to granting these on-call responsibilities in internal medicine. In order to fulfill competency based medical education requirements, training programs need to develop assessment approaches to make and defend such entrustment decisions...
July 14, 2017: BMC Medical Education
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