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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182071
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Innovations to Improve End-of-Life Care: Responding to Our Patients' Needs
Author(s):
Sprinkel, Lisa
Author Details:
Lisa Sprinkel, MSN, RN, Senior Director, Carilion Clinic Home Care, Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, Virginia, USA, email: ltsprinkel@carilionclinic.org
Abstract:
Poster presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Patients with life-limiting illness have specialized care needs differing from the traditional home health patient. While hospice care is available for these patients, some are not ready to transition to these services. As an active home care department, we were concerned about the care of these patients and how we could best meet their end of life needs. Review of our quality data revealed that compared to other institutions, our facility was among the lowest in hospice days of care and approximately 20% of our hospice patients died within the first 7 days of care. We coordinated a group of staff to evaluate these patient needs and innovative strategies to meet these. We identified that clinicians caring for these patients must be well versed in pain and symptom management as well as a comfort in dealing with the social, emotional and spiritual needs. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the innovative program our nursing team developed to address the care needs of this vulnerable population. Working with colleagues from many disciplines, we created The Partners in Care program to allow home health patients who did not transition to hospice care to receive interventions by staff with a specialized focus in addressing end-of-life needs. Our staff were trained to provide a wide range of services that are often only available to hospice patients. We will discuss processes used to develop this program, collaboration with colleagues and marketing strategies. We will discuss ongoing outcomes that reflect twelve months of implementation.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Description:
The 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleInnovations to Improve End-of-Life Care: Responding to Our Patients' Needsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSprinkel, Lisaen_US
dc.author.detailsLisa Sprinkel, MSN, RN, Senior Director, Carilion Clinic Home Care, Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, Virginia, USA, email: ltsprinkel@carilionclinic.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182071-
dc.description.abstractPoster presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Patients with life-limiting illness have specialized care needs differing from the traditional home health patient. While hospice care is available for these patients, some are not ready to transition to these services. As an active home care department, we were concerned about the care of these patients and how we could best meet their end of life needs. Review of our quality data revealed that compared to other institutions, our facility was among the lowest in hospice days of care and approximately 20% of our hospice patients died within the first 7 days of care. We coordinated a group of staff to evaluate these patient needs and innovative strategies to meet these. We identified that clinicians caring for these patients must be well versed in pain and symptom management as well as a comfort in dealing with the social, emotional and spiritual needs. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the innovative program our nursing team developed to address the care needs of this vulnerable population. Working with colleagues from many disciplines, we created The Partners in Care program to allow home health patients who did not transition to hospice care to receive interventions by staff with a specialized focus in addressing end-of-life needs. Our staff were trained to provide a wide range of services that are often only available to hospice patients. We will discuss processes used to develop this program, collaboration with colleagues and marketing strategies. We will discuss ongoing outcomes that reflect twelve months of implementation.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:07:49Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:07:49Z-
dc.conference.date2010en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationPhoenix, Arizona, USAen_US
dc.descriptionThe 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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