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5 Questions: Joan Agee

Posted on September 28, 2016   |   
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Dr. Joan Agee

A new 5 Questions post is here!

Joan Agee, DNP, RN, CNOR shares her thoughts on the importance of early screening, confirmed diagnosis via spirometry and the essential nature of patient and family education.

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Tags: diagnosis patient education
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Falls Prevention Awareness

Posted on September 22, 2016   |   
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COPD and falls

September 22, 2016 is national Falls Prevention Awareness Day. This is particularly important for the COPD community, as research has shown that people with COPD are at increased risk for falls.

Read more in this new post about research on falls in those with COPD and steps for prevention.

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Tags: falls prevention
Categories: Promising Practices

5 Questions: Tim Buckley

Posted on September 12, 2016   |   
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Tim Buckley

In this installment of the PRAXIS Nexus 5 Questions, we hear from United Hospital System's Tim Buckley.

Tim is a respiratory therapist with more than 40 years of experience in a variety of roles in this field. Read more about his thoughts on our community's challenges and most promising practices in this post!

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Tags: diagnosis pulmonary rehabilitation
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The Latest in COPD Public Policy

Posted on August 31, 2016   |   
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Jamie Sullivan

In this PRAXIS Nexus post, Jamie Sullivan, the COPD Foundation's Vice President of Public Policy & Outcomes, gives us an update on the current COPD policy landscape and steps you can take to advocate for your patients.

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Tags: oxygen public policy pulmonary rehabilitation
Categories: Policy News

Cone Health: Improving Outcomes for their “Gold” COPD Patients

Posted on August 18, 2016   |   
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the revolving door of hospital readmissions

Learn more about Cone Health's gold-star program for people with COPD -- and how it translates to improved health outcomes for their patients!

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Tags: hospitalization patient education promising practices quality improvement readmission
Categories: Promising Practices

PRAXIS Resource of the Month: The Power of Partnerships

Posted on August 08, 2016   |   
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creative effective community partnerships

One of the themes common to those most successful in COPD care delivery is the development and nurturing of community partnerships. Health care organizations heighten their impact and extend their reach when they work closely with fellow health care organizations, faith-based groups, transportation companies, businesses and other invested stakeholders.

Read more about HRET's new guide to building effective partnerships in this PRAXIS Nexus post.

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Tags: community partnerships
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Guest Perspective: Hospitalists’ role in providing high quality care for patients admitted with COPD

Posted on July 19, 2016   |   
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Dr. Valerie Press

In this PRAXIS Nexus post, Dr. Valerie Press joins us to talk a bit about the important role hospitalists play in maximizing COPD patient outcomes in the current legislative environment.

"Hospitalists, by definition, are the experts in the hospital at providing care to hospitalized patients. They are physicians on the front line, provide the majority of direct inpatient care, and serve as the care coordinators for hospitalized patients."

Read the full post here!

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Tags: hospitalists HRRP
Categories: Promising Practices

Resource of the Month: COPD Provider Resource Sheet

Posted on July 11, 2016   |   
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COPD provider resource page

The COPD Foundation is thrilled to be able to produce so many evidence-based resources for both patients and providers.

But with so many toolkits, discussion boards and educational materials to choose from, where is a good place for providers to start?

Our new COPD Provider Resource Page can help!

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Case Managers: Keys to Maximizing COPD Health Outcomes

Posted on July 07, 2016   |   
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COPD case management

Read more about the case manager role in helping COPD patients to thrive -- and see what CMSA attendees thinks are the crucial elements that contribute to our best health outcomes.

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Tags: case management health outcomes
Categories: Promising Practices

COPD National Action Plan Goal 5

Posted on June 21, 2016   |   
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share your voice

We need your input on COPD National Action Plan Goal #5 -- this time, we're focused on awareness and education. What are your thoughts on how we can sustain and improve our community's efforts in these areas?

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Tags: national action plan patient education public policy
Categories: Policy News

5 Questions: Dr. David Atashroo

Posted on June 07, 2016   |   
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Dr. David Atashroo

Dr. David Atashroo is the co-founder and CEO of Copilots In Care, an organization dedicated to helping patients facing serious illnesses communicate their wishes and ensure that they receive the care they want.

Read his responses to the PRAXIS Nexus 5 Questions in our latest blog post!

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Tags: hospice palliative care patient experience
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The COPD Patient Voice Being Heard in Quality Improvement

Posted on May 31, 2016   |   
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COPD patient voice

In our latest PRAXIS Nexus post, learn more about the National Quality Foundation's efforts to incorporate the patient voice into outcomes measurement!

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Tags: patient experience quality improvement
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Promising Practices in COPD Care: Carolinas HealthCare System

Posted on May 26, 2016   |   
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CHS communications

Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS) is one of the leading healthcare organizations in the Southeast U.S. and one of the most comprehensive not-for-profit systems in the country. Dr. Dan Howard, Medical Director of the Respiratory service line and Dr. Amy Clary, Assistant Vice President of the CHS Medical Group, gave us a peek into their successful COPD care and readmissions reduction program.

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Tags: care coordination readmission
Categories: Promising Practices

The COPD National Action Plan: Goal 4

Posted on May 05, 2016   |   
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We know we can always count on this engaged and dedicated community to provide feedback on new ideas and forming initiatives – and so it has been with our recent PRAXIS Nexus posts on the COPD National Action Plan! 

In this post, we will take a deeper look at COPD National Action Plan Goal 4: Increasing and sustaining research to better understand prevention, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and management of COPD.

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Tags: public policy
Categories: Policy News

How to Assess Adherence to Medical Treatment Regimens

Posted on April 22, 2016   |   
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COPD Medical Adherence Regimens

I have often heard family members, medical students, and even providers say that patients “should just do what they need to do to manage their disease.” This is nice in theory; however, decades of research and clinical practice have shown that many patients are unable or unwilling to adhere to their treatment regimens. In this PRAXIS Nexus post, learn more about the "Do's" and "Don'ts" of adherence conversations.

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Tags: adherence medication treatment
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