This collection holds published manuscripts and conference presentations from AU Health associates.

Recent Submissions

  • Development of a Nurse-Led Clinic for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

    Tihey, Allison B.; Young, Lufei; Wheeler, Brittany B.; Sohinki, Daniel; Department of Cardiology (2020-09-09)
    Poster Presentation at the 2020 American College of Cardiology Quality Summit
  • Improving Heart Failure Outcomes Using Guideline

    Crew, Deborah; Flores, Yolanda; Augusta University Health; College of Nursing (2019-05-01)
    This poster presents a project plan and intervention to improve heart failure.
  • A Hospital Pastoral Care Program to Improve Advance Care Planning Discussion in Patients with Heart Failure

    Crew, Deborah; Young, Lufei; Flowers, William; Dunlap, Stephanie; Schafer, Pascha; Weintraub, Neil; Augusta University Medical Center; College of Nursing (2020-10-08)
    Heart failure (HF) is a chronic disease associated with poor quality of life (QoL), high rates of readmission and high inpatient cost (Sadeghi et al., 2016). Advance care planning (ACP) improves quality of life, and reduces readmission and its associated cost (Schichtel et al., 2020). The uncertain trajectory of HF makes it difficult to find the ‘right time’ to initiate ACP communication, hindering patients, caregivers and health care providers to plan and prepare for the future care (Ahluwalia, S. C., & Enguidanos, S., 2015). Hospitalization experience makes HF patients and caregivers more receptive and desire to discuss end of life care. Therefor, hospitalization may provide a timely opportunity to initiate ACP discussion and palliative care before discharge (Schichte et al., 2020). The goal of this project is to assess the completion rates of ACP discussion and documentation among hospitalized HF patients and identify barriers to initiate ACP communication.
  • Navigating Patient- and Family-Centered Care Rounds: A Guide to Achieving Success

    Moore, WJ; O'Meara, C; Buckley, Peter F.; Sodomka, P; Engels, Nettie; Roberson, B; Medical College of Georgia (Medical College of Georgia, 2010)
    Interdisciplinary Patient- and Family-Centered Care (PFCC) Rounds provide an optimal mechanism to promote patient care quality and safety in partnership with patients and their families while simultaneously enabling residents, students, and attending physicians to learn, teach, and model PFCC.