Posted on September 28, 2016 |
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.
Posted on September 22, 2016 |
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.
Posted on September 12, 2016 |
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!
Posted on August 31, 2016 |
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.
Posted on August 18, 2016 |
Learn more about Cone Health's gold-star program for people with COPD -- and how it translates to improved health outcomes for their patients!
Posted on August 08, 2016 |
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.
Posted on July 19, 2016 |
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!
Posted on July 11, 2016 |
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!
Posted on July 07, 2016 |
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.
Posted on June 21, 2016 |
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?
Posted on June 07, 2016 |
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!
Posted on May 31, 2016 |
In our latest PRAXIS Nexus post, learn more about the National Quality Foundation's efforts to incorporate the patient voice into outcomes measurement!
Posted on May 26, 2016 |
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.
Posted on May 05, 2016 |
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.
Posted on April 22, 2016 |
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.