Member programs highlighted best practices that has resulted in outstanding cost and patient outcomes.
· April Howell (UVA) and her team gave an overview of their work relating to prehabilitation and have noted a phenomenal return on the overall investment of the projects and early positive trends in their readmission rates.
· Mike Brown (Mary Washington) shared work relating to nutrition and pain management. While funding for nutritional supplements has been a concern for most large organizations, Mike and his colleagues donate their vacation time to offset the cost.
· Kayla Roberts (Winchester) presented on the work her program is doing in implementing ERAS in Cardiology. Kayla presented several ways that ERAS recommendations could be tweaked to fit in the cardiology setting.
· Sherry McQuail (Henrico) shared their work with sternal precautions by highlighting adapted and refined work from Baylor called “Move in the Tube”. Dr. Lancey also highlighted his version of move in the tube called “Move like a T Rex”. The ideology he incorporates in his program is giving his patients the idea of imaging they were a dinosaur that mimics the arms close to sternum approach.
A special thank you to Kayla, Sherry, Mike, April and her amazing team for sharing their outstanding work.
Check out their presentations on our VCSQI.ORG Member’s page.