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Always Events: Univ. of Minn. Amplatz Children’s Hospital

Always Event Grantee: University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital

Project: “My Story”

Always Event: Upon every admission and transition in care a questionnaire-based interview will occur between the intake nurse, the patient and the patient’s family or friends.  The interview will specifically focus on the personality and interests of the patient, such as hobbies, nicknames, pets, and special interests.  The “story” of each individual patient will be used as a consistent approach to involving the child in the delivery of patient care.

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Always Events: Health Care for All

Health Care For All
“Patients and Families Improving Hospital Discharge”
Principal Investigator: Deborah Wachenheim

Always Event: This initiative will create, in partnership with the PFACs and STAAR teams at Massachusetts hospitals, a discharge process that consistently and meaningfully engages patients (and their caregivers) in identifying the patient’s needs at home. It is consistent with the criteria for selection of an Always Event and is closely aligned with the principles of the Picker Institute.

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Always Events: University Of California, San Francisco

Organization/Institution: University of California San Francisco

Principal Investigator(s):
Carla Graf, RN, MS, PhD(c)

Project Title: Improving Patient and Family Centered Care  for Hospitalized Persons with Dementia

Always Event(s): The Always Event will be that patients with dementia and their families receive care that is targeted to the patient’s type and stage of dementia.

Overview: This initiative is designed to improve the care of hospitalized patients who have dementia. Our overall goals are to enhance patient and family-centered care by partnering with families to guide patient care, improving family knowledge and readiness regarding the hospital experience, and fostering continuity across the different sites of care. The Always Event will be that patients with dementia and their families receive care that is targeted to the patient’s type and stage of dementia and to their specific care needs. Implementation of a “Dementia Bundle” that facilitates continuity of care and safety for the hospitalized patient with dementia. Components of the Dementia Bundle include a targeted assessment upon admission with the patient’s family regarding personal care routines of the patient (communication, hygiene, nutrition, and day/night activities) that will be used to guide hospital care. Families will be provided an educational video that details aspects of the hospital experience and strategies for prevention of negative sequela. Families will also be provided an educational packet focused on hospital and post-hospital concerns.

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Always Events: Northeast Valley Health Corp

Northeast Valley Health Corp

Debrea Rosen, RN, MPH discusses, ”Team Up for Health!” Their Always Events Challenge Grant Initiative that utilizes the Making the most out of your visit tool.
Always Event(s): Always help prepare our patients for their office visits through the Making the Most of Your Visit form. Spread utilization of the MMV tool from the pilot site to all 7 of their primary health clinics. Patients complete the form while in the waiting room prior to each visit. The 2 questions are: 1) How am I managing my health; 2) What do I want to ask my doctor today.

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Always Events℠: Debra Ness

Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Children, discusses Always Events℠

In March 2011, Picker Institute launched the Always Events℠ initiative to identify experiences that should always occur when patients and families interact with the healthcare system. Leaders in patient-centered care have been deeply involved in developing the program. Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, discusses the concept here.

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Always Events: Mary Ann Peugeot

 

Mary Ann Peugeot discusses Always Events℠

In March 2011, Picker Institute launched the Always Events℠ initiative to identify experiences that should always occur when patients and families interact with the healthcare system. Leaders in patient-centered care have been deeply involved in developing the program. Mary Ann Peugeot, chairman of the Vanderbilt Patient & FamilyCentered Care advisory council, discusses the concept here.

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Always Events: Susan Frampton

Always Events: Susan Frampton, president of Planetree

In March 2011, Picker Institute launched the Always Events℠ initiative to identify experiences that should always occur when patients and families interact with the healthcare system. Leaders in patient-centered care have been deeply involved in developing the program. Susan Frampton, president of Planetree, discusses the concept here.

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Peggy O’Kane: Always Events

Peggy O’Kane, president of NCQA, discusses Always Events

In March 2011, Picker Institute launched the Always Events℠ initiative to identify experiences that should always occur when patients and families interact with the healthcare system. Leaders in patient-centered care have been deeply involved in developing the program. Peggy O’Kane, president of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), discusses the concept here.

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Always Events: Steve Schoenbaum, MD

Steven Schoenbaum, MD, Former Senior Vice President, The Commonwealth Fund & Vice Chairman, Picker Institute Board of Directors

In March 2011, Picker Institute launched the Always Events℠ initiative to identify experiences that should always occur when patients and families interact with the healthcare system. Leaders in patient-centered care have been deeply involved in developing the program. Dr. Steve Schoenbaum, former senior vice president of The Commonwealth Fund and vice chairman of the Picker Institute Board of Directors, discusses the concept here.

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Bev Johnson on Always Events

Bev Johnson, President of the Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care, on Always Events℠

In spring 2010, Picker Institute launched the Always Events℠      initiative, a program designed to identify aspects of the care experience that should always occur when patients and families interact with the healthcare system. Thought leaders in the field of patient-centered care have been deeply involved in helping to conceive and develop the program. Beverley Johnson, president of the Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care, discusses the concept here.

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