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Psychosocial Impacts And Employment Preparedness Of Participating In An Hiv Peer Program: Implications For Tailoring A Vocational Counseling Model For Plwh, Erin R. McKinney-Prupis 2020 CUNY School of Public Health

Psychosocial Impacts And Employment Preparedness Of Participating In An Hiv Peer Program: Implications For Tailoring A Vocational Counseling Model For Plwh, Erin R. Mckinney-Prupis

Dissertations and Theses

Background:

Medical advancements in HIV care should have reduced barriers to employment for PLWH, yet in 2017 only 47.7% of PLWH reported being employed, as compared to 62.9% in the general population. Employment is a significant social determinant of health, it impacts a variety of factors related to health, including earned income, access to healthcare, and social connectedness. Quantitative and qualitative studies have identified several concerns PLWH have about entering the workforce; the most pressing being fear of losing benefits. Targeted work readiness programs for PLWH is an important approach to help PLWH overcome their unique barriers to ...


Scrubs Tracking, Michael Saris 2020 Thomas Jefferson University

Scrubs Tracking, Michael Saris

House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference (2020-)

The DICE Group repurposed an ID badge scanning app originally built for OIA to enable scrubs to be checked out then checked back in, therefore enforcing rationing limits.


John Covid-19 Employee Exposure Tracking, Michael Saris 2020 Thomas Jefferson University

John Covid-19 Employee Exposure Tracking, Michael Saris

House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference (2020-)

We iteratively built a data entry and dashboarding platform that has enabled JOHN to track over 2,500 employees exposed to COVID-19 or at high risk of exposure to COVID-19.


Initiatives In Anesthesia Workspace Hygiene During Covid-19: The Gray Airway Basin And The Epic Hand Hygiene Event, Anna Rabinowitz, Kent Berg, Daniel Casey, Dietrich Gravenstein 2020 Thomas Jefferson University

Initiatives In Anesthesia Workspace Hygiene During Covid-19: The Gray Airway Basin And The Epic Hand Hygiene Event, Anna Rabinowitz, Kent Berg, Daniel Casey, Dietrich Gravenstein

House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference (2020-)

What’s the Problem?

The COVID-19 Pandemic has highlighted the need for anesthesia providers to decrease workspace contamination, particularly during and after airway management.

Delineation of “clean” and “dirty” spaces in the anesthesia workplace has been historically challenging, but the heightened awareness of microbial contamination presents a new opportunity to effect behavioral change among staff.


Home Telemonitoring Of Covid Patients By Medical Students At The Christiana Care Virtual Practice, Thomas Marconi, Jr, Chelsea Richards 2020 Thomas Jefferson University

Home Telemonitoring Of Covid Patients By Medical Students At The Christiana Care Virtual Practice, Thomas Marconi, Jr, Chelsea Richards

House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference (2020-)

SARS-Cov2 arrived in Delaware on March 11, 2020. By March 22, 2020, stay at home orders were in place1. During this time, CareVio, a subsidiary of ChristianaCare, was tasked with developing a strategy to monitor the Delaware community. CareVio repurposed Twistle – a telemonitoring application utilized to distribute symptom related surveys and conduct text message conversations for follow up. This service had the capability to act as a virtual information desk and triage patients to be seen by virtual practice providers or the emergency department. Patient monitoring via Twistle was initiated on March 18, 2020 and medical students from Sidney Kimmel ...


Expanding Care Coordination Scope To Support Covid-19 Population, Kate Behan, CPHO, Laura Gontz, RN, Shawn Thurber, RN, Christin Kyriss, RN 2020 Thomas Jefferson University

Expanding Care Coordination Scope To Support Covid-19 Population, Kate Behan, Cpho, Laura Gontz, Rn, Shawn Thurber, Rn, Christin Kyriss, Rn

House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference (2020-)

Covid-19 has caused overwhelming surges of cases in urban areas across the world. To assist with difficult discharges, as well as avoid unnecessary readmissions and ED visits, the care coordination team has created a comprehensive follow up care pathway across the enterprise to support our COVID-19 patients. This care pathway looks to assist Covid patients by reinforcing self-care management, providing education and supporting adherence with scheduled follow up with a primary care provider.

Technology was leveraged to interact virtually with patients who are quarantined at home. Jefferson Abington and Jefferson Northeast partnered with DinaCare to utilize their texting platform to ...


Sars-Cov-2 Testing Guidelines For Patients Admitted To Mrh For Inpatient Rehabilitation, Deborah Cassidy, DO, Roger Liu, DO, Malav Shah, MD, Kyle Hummerston, DO, Jeanne Doherty, MD 2020 Thomas Jefferson University

Sars-Cov-2 Testing Guidelines For Patients Admitted To Mrh For Inpatient Rehabilitation, Deborah Cassidy, Do, Roger Liu, Do, Malav Shah, Md, Kyle Hummerston, Do, Jeanne Doherty, Md

House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference (2020-)

We implemented a clinical algorithmic approach with an emphasis on symptoms and risk to stratify patients into 3 groups:

  • Acutely Ill COVID Rule Out/PUI
  • Stable COVID Rule Out/PUI
  • COVID OBS


Virtual Community Health Workers: Outreach Calls During Covid-19, Geoffrey Hayden, MD, Paula Ostroff, RN, MS, Emily Romano, BS, Imani Gray-Taylor, Carl Johnson, BS, Angelique Miller, Sharla Thomas, BA, Gina McCoy, BS, Deborah Ziring, MD 2020 Thomas Jefferson University

Virtual Community Health Workers: Outreach Calls During Covid-19, Geoffrey Hayden, Md, Paula Ostroff, Rn, Ms, Emily Romano, Bs, Imani Gray-Taylor, Carl Johnson, Bs, Angelique Miller, Sharla Thomas, Ba, Gina Mccoy, Bs, Deborah Ziring, Md

House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference (2020-)

The “Clinical Experience” program at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College, established in 2017, provides pre-clerkship students with an opportunity to identify and address patients’ needs for social determinants of health (SDoH). The COVID-19 pandemic led to a suspension of the student program in the clinical environment, but the CHWs continued to address patients’ social needs from a remote setting. In the absence of established best practices regarding patient outreach calls from a remote setting, we sought to develop an effective workflow that would mask the CHWs’ personal cell phones while leading to fewer “unable to reach” scenarios and improved case ...


Qr-Code Based Just-In-Time Platform For Perioperative Covid Guidelines, David F. Nelson, MD, MBA, Anna L. Rabinowitz, MD 2020 Thomas Jefferson University

Qr-Code Based Just-In-Time Platform For Perioperative Covid Guidelines, David F. Nelson, Md, Mba, Anna L. Rabinowitz, Md

House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference (2020-)

What’s the Problem?

When the COVID-19 Pandemic arrived in Philadelphia in March 2020, leadership at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital began a process of quickly authoring and updating a multitude of clinical guidelines, PPE (personal protective equipment) usage protocols, and surgical care standards in rapid succession.

The scope and scale of perioperative care at TJUH, which is made up of the Departments of Anesthesiology, Surgery, and Perioperative Nursing, means that a large and diverse number of individuals need timely access to a curated collection of resources that are specifically relevant to emergency airway management, urgent surgical care, testing, and recovery ...


Progression Of Patient Cohorting In Response To Covid-19 At The Jefferson Methodist Emergency Department, Kory S. London, MD, Efrat Kean, MD 2020 Thomas Jefferson University

Progression Of Patient Cohorting In Response To Covid-19 At The Jefferson Methodist Emergency Department, Kory S. London, Md, Efrat Kean, Md

House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference (2020-)

COVID-19 is a predominantly respiratory disease and Philadelphia is a city with a myriad of pulmonary comorbidities such as asthma and COPD.

Use of bronchodilator medications through a nebulizer machine is considered an 'Aerosol Generating Procedure' (AGP), and increases risks to staff who and complicates the cleaning and processing of rooms and equipment where AGPs are performed. Additionally, there is a severe limitation in availability of negative pressure rooms, which mitigate these AGPs.

With the COVID pandemic causing supply chain problems across the country, a multidisciplinary approach was required to appropriately ration available inhalers (MDI), the alternatives to nebulized treatments ...


Nursing And Provider Safety Checklist For Covid-19 Patients, Michele DeCastro, MSN, CRNP, Jennifer Zak, BS, RN, PCCN, Andrew Thum, MSN, ML, RN-CC, CCCTM, Kristine Meagher, RN, MSN, ACNS-BC 2020 Thomas Jefferson University

Nursing And Provider Safety Checklist For Covid-19 Patients, Michele Decastro, Msn, Crnp, Jennifer Zak, Bs, Rn, Pccn, Andrew Thum, Msn, Ml, Rn-Cc, Ccctm, Kristine Meagher, Rn, Msn, Acns-Bc

House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference (2020-)

What's the Problem?

As increasing numbers of Covid-19 patients were admitted to the hospital, multiple Med-Surg and Telemetry units were needed to provide care. All healthcare providers noted difficulty in communicating patient plans of care across multiple units and multiple teams. Providers, Clinical Nurses, and Nursing leadership all noted differences in processes for care and communication among units and teams.


Training New Providers Dobhoff Tube Insertion During Covid-19: Rapid Training And A Novel “Opt In” Approach To Learning, Michele DeCastro, MSN, CRNP, Heather M. Etzl, MSN, RN, CBC, Jacqueline E. Crawford, MS, RN, ACCNS-P 2020 Thomas Jefferson University

Training New Providers Dobhoff Tube Insertion During Covid-19: Rapid Training And A Novel “Opt In” Approach To Learning, Michele Decastro, Msn, Crnp, Heather M. Etzl, Msn, Rn, Cbc, Jacqueline E. Crawford, Ms, Rn, Accns-P

House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference (2020-)

As increasing numbers of Covid-19 patients were admitted to the hospital and progressed thru their disease course, the Division of Hospital Medicine noted an increased need for enteral feeding access for their patients. At the same time, the Nutritional Support Clinical Nurse Specialists were seeing an increase in requests for assistance with use of Cortrak technology for insertion of Dobhoff tube (DHT) insertion for high risk patients diagnosed with Covid-19.


Expansion And Conversion Of Family Medicine And Neurohospitalist Services Into Covid-19 Services, Zachary Klock, MD, Aimee McMullin, MD, Jesse Edwards, MD, Christopher Haines, MD 2020 Thomas Jefferson University

Expansion And Conversion Of Family Medicine And Neurohospitalist Services Into Covid-19 Services, Zachary Klock, Md, Aimee Mcmullin, Md, Jesse Edwards, Md, Christopher Haines, Md

House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference (2020-)

What's the Problem?

  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, there was an anticipated increase in the number of patients admitted with COVID-19.
  • To meet the increased number of admitted patients, additional providers and teams were needed to care for hospitalized patients during the pandemic.
  • Pre-existing teams needed to find ways to expand (in the case of the Family Medicine service) and repurpose (in the case of the Neurohospitalist service) in order to care for an increased number of patients.


Development And Implementation Of A Covid-19 Specific Peri-Operative Workflow For Anesthesia Providers, Alexander Olson, David Maguire, David Gratch, Dietrich Gravenstein, Michael Mahla, Anna Rabinowitz 2020 Thomas Jefferson University

Development And Implementation Of A Covid-19 Specific Peri-Operative Workflow For Anesthesia Providers, Alexander Olson, David Maguire, David Gratch, Dietrich Gravenstein, Michael Mahla, Anna Rabinowitz

House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference (2020-)

What's the Problem?

  • Needed to develop and clarify the use of PPE in the COVID-19 era
  • New considerations for infection control in OR
  • Unique airway equipment and filter placement considerations
  • Potential shortages of equipment and medications, need for conservation
  • Need to incorporate human factors principles into protocol release and procedural compliance

We realized that there was no standard protocol for these functions existing in a visually compelling graphic form for wide distribution throughout anesthesia care areas, and sought to create one.


Ventilator Decision And Allocation Pathway For Surge Conditions, Bridget Gekas, Jerin Juby, Monica Purcell, John Smith, Laura Fantazzi, Raymond Malloy 2020 Thomas Jefferson University

Ventilator Decision And Allocation Pathway For Surge Conditions, Bridget Gekas, Jerin Juby, Monica Purcell, John Smith, Laura Fantazzi, Raymond Malloy

House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference (2020-)

We created a deployment plan of the available ventilator fleet to be deployed during surge conditions. The plan includes appropriate allocation of acute care ventilators to manage complex respiratory patients, while a percentage of stable respiratory patients can be safely managed using a back-up ventilator.


Telemedicine Certified Recovery Specialists For Patients With Opioid Use Disorders In The Emergency Department In Covid-19, Kory S. London, MD 2020 Thomas Jefferson University

Telemedicine Certified Recovery Specialists For Patients With Opioid Use Disorders In The Emergency Department In Covid-19, Kory S. London, Md

House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference (2020-)

COVID-19 is a staggering tragedy in a number of manners, but the lack of available access points to healthcare services due to federal, state, local and institutional regulations and decisions creates higher levels of patient vulnerability.

Patients with opioid use disorders (OUD) are especially vulnerable given high levels of coexistent housing insecurity, food insecurity and lack of primary care at baseline. These patients frequently utilize the emergency department for both medical and non-medical concerns.

Existing pathways to assist these patients utilize in person certified (peer) recovery specialists (CRS) who are not employed by the enterprise. Given the need to limit ...


Avoid, Delay, Shorten. Results Of Radiation Oncology’S Covid19 Patient Exposure Risk Mitigation Guidelines, Alex Kubli, MS, Lilya Babinski, BS, Angelia Landers, PhD, Christian Fernandez, MD, Amy Harrison, PhD 2020 Thomas Jefferson University

Avoid, Delay, Shorten. Results Of Radiation Oncology’S Covid19 Patient Exposure Risk Mitigation Guidelines, Alex Kubli, Ms, Lilya Babinski, Bs, Angelia Landers, Phd, Christian Fernandez, Md, Amy Harrison, Phd

House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference (2020-)

We implemented evidence-based COVID19 guidelines on 3/16/20 to minimize patient exposure risks by avoiding, delaying, and shortening patient treatments when possible.

We analyzed the effectiveness of our COVID guidelines by comparing the number of new patient starts and number of treatments before and after implementation.

Our department successfully decreased patient exposure risk by reducing new prescription starts, rates of longer treatment courses, and overall number of treatment encounters in an evidence-based approach.


Meeting The Critical Need For Ventilators In Treatment Of Covid-19 Patients, Alessandro Naopli, Nicholas Satterthwaite, Lawrence Husick, Dietrich Gravenstein, Jerin Juby, Monica Purcell, Bridget Gekas, Zvi Grunwald, Mae West, Bon Ku, Chip Malloy, Michael Mahla, Mijail Serruya 2020 Thomas Jefferson University

Meeting The Critical Need For Ventilators In Treatment Of Covid-19 Patients, Alessandro Naopli, Nicholas Satterthwaite, Lawrence Husick, Dietrich Gravenstein, Jerin Juby, Monica Purcell, Bridget Gekas, Zvi Grunwald, Mae West, Bon Ku, Chip Malloy, Michael Mahla, Mijail Serruya

House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference (2020-)

We have designed and built a microprocessor-controlled valve manifold having a single air input supplied from a standard ventilator, three air outlets (one per patient), and a digital control panel for setting the pressure supplied to each patient as well as the desired respiration rate. The manifold features multiple pressure sensors for system monitoring. Each inspiration limb of the manifold will be fitted with a viral filter. Each expiration limb will have a passive HME in line with a viral filter to prevent patient cross-contamination and spread of virions.

Each patient will receive one epoch of inspiration pressure followed by ...


Jefferson Internal Medicine Associates (Jima) Patient Triage Initiative, Mary White, Alexandra Leto, Barry Ziring, MD 2020 Thomas Jefferson University

Jefferson Internal Medicine Associates (Jima) Patient Triage Initiative, Mary White, Alexandra Leto, Barry Ziring, Md

House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference (2020-)

HOW MIGHT WE:

  1. Contact patients to triage them for in-person versus virtual visits and teach them to use telehealth quickly?
  2. How might we screen patients who are coming to the office for COVID-19 symptoms and exposures?


Ensure Follow-Up For Functional Issues Post Covid-19, Nethra Ankam, MD, Tulasi Gude, MD, Kristofer Feeko, DO, Shannon Ames, PT, Catherine Piersol, OT, Tiffany Prince-Kandrakota, PT, Erica Rao, PT, Kristen Stout, PT, Monina Florendo, PT 2020 Thomas Jefferson University

Ensure Follow-Up For Functional Issues Post Covid-19, Nethra Ankam, Md, Tulasi Gude, Md, Kristofer Feeko, Do, Shannon Ames, Pt, Catherine Piersol, Ot, Tiffany Prince-Kandrakota, Pt, Erica Rao, Pt, Kristen Stout, Pt, Monina Florendo, Pt

House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference (2020-)

What's the Problem?

Patients post COVID-19 infection have functional limitations at home related to the multi-system effects of the infection, in addition to elevated risk for post-intensive care syndrome.

Our goals were to ensure patients had the resources they needed to safely mobilize at home, ensure referral to appropriate agencies for home care and therapies, and provide guidance on return to life activities in the setting of the stay-at-home order, need to self-quarantine, and limited outpatient therapy options.


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