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  • June 10, 2020 3:40 PM
    Message # 9028782
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please Share Your Experiences!

    On July 27th, the National Coalition for Hospice & Palliative Care (NCHPC) is continuing it’s Covid-19 Town Hall Series and they’ve given PAs an opportunity to share their experience.

    I would love to share some of your stories and experiences, particularly how they relate to:

    • How have you and your organization's work on the IDT changed in response to COVID-19 and do you anticipate or expect any of these changes to remain?
    • What has most surprised you and why about the delivery of hospice and palliative care during this pandemic? It is noted that communities of color have and continue to be the hardest hit.  What, if anything, has been done differently to serve this population (better communication, outreach, education, etc)?
    • How would you position (medicine, nursing, PA, pharmacy for the future) or as we prepare for the continuation of this pandemic and shifting of hot spots around the country?

    Please share your stories, experiences, concerns, best practices, and failures.  It’s important that we learn from each other, and I would love to help open this dialogue up further to a national audience of multidisciplinary HPM leaders.

    If you’d like to hear more—please join the Town Hall!

    COVID-19 Town Hall III

    Conversations with Coalition Leaders:
    COVID-19 Impact on Palliative Care and Hospice, Now and into the Future

    Monday, July 27th, 2020, 1:30pm – 2:30pm Eastern Time

    Thanks in advance for sharing!

    Stay well,

    Jeff Myers, PA-C, MMSc, MIH

    Last modified: July 15, 2020 10:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • July 15, 2020 10:59 PM
    Reply # 9105276 on 9028782
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hoping to open up this discussion and space for sharing!

    Some Positives My Inpatient Team Has Learned:

    • Sharing a poem daily to start our morning rounds has helped immensely 
    • Incorporating iPad video chat with patients, telephone calls to their hospital rooms, and in-person visits have kept us, patients and families going
    • Learning to pause for emotion on the phone and video
    • Greater collaboration with therapies to help get input on how patients are really doing—relationships with PT/OT, Speech, and Nutrition have really grown
    • Working with nursing to put up posters in patients rooms with teams, goals, and To Dos has helped patients track things better

    Areas we still need help:

    • fatigue of those of us inpatient more than at home
    • Challenges of families affected by COVID impacting communication and placement/caregiving
    • Missing the non-verbal of patients, families, team members and misinterpreting messages, emails, texts, and calls
    • Taking care of staff more
    • How to round in hospital as a group and social distance when space is limited
    Hope to hear form others!!!