Health Services Research Networking Group
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Journal Club Discussion:
Physical Rehabilitation for Older Patients Hospitalized for Heart Failure
Tuesday, 19 OCT // 2:00 PM ET
Led by co-author, Amy Pastva, PT, MA, PhD
The Health Services Research Networking Group (HSR-NG) is excited to announce that we will be hosting a Journal Club led by Amy Pastva, PT, MA, PhD. We will be discussing her article titled, Physical Rehabilitation for Older Patients Hospitalized for Heart Failure by Kitzman, D. W., Whellan, D. J., Duncan, P., Pastva, A. M., Mentz, R. J., Reeves, G. R., Nelson, M. B., Chen, H., Upadhya, B., Reed, S. D., Espeland, M. A., Hewston, L., & O’Connor, C. M. (2021). N Engl J Med, 385(3), 203-216.
ABOUT AMY PASTVA
Dr. Pastva is an Associate Professor Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery (Physical Therapy Division), Medicine, and Population Health Sciences at the Duke University School of Medicine, a Senior Fellow at the Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, a member of the Duke Pepper Older American Independence Center’s (OAIC) Physical Measures Core, and Assistant Director of the Duke Health Center for Interprofessional Education and Care. She also serves on the American Physical Therapy Association’s Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section’s Research Committee. Dr. Pastva is a NIH- and PCORI-funded clinician-researcher whose work focuses on optimizing care transitions and developing physical rehabilitation strategies for improving clinical and patient-centered outcomes for older adults with medically complex and multiple chronic conditions (i.e., heart failure). She served as Co-Investigator/Trial Intervention Lead and was responsible for the physical rehabilitation and fidelity monitoring methods developed for and implemented in the successful REHAB-HF trial of rehabilitation therapy in older adults hospitalized with acute heart failure.
The mission of the HSRNG is to facilitate collaboration and increase the scope and effectiveness of rehabilitation-relevant health services research.
To leverage our expertise as rehabilitation professionals to conduct, promote, and disseminate rehabilitation-relevant health services research that directly informs how rehabilitation services are organized, delivered, evaluated, and reimbursed. Together, we can provide the quality evidence that gives rehabilitation a strong voice during these transformative times.
HOW TO JOIN
The opportunity to participate in more than 20 specialized interdisciplinary special interest groups (ISIG) and networking groups and to engage in their task forces, is one of the most valuable benefits of ACRM membership.
Membership is available at various levels and includes a subscription to the most-cited journal in rehabilitation, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, as well as discounted member pricing on all ACRM products and events.
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ACCOMPLISHMENTS (1st Year)
- Established executive committee
- Articulated group’s vision & mission
- Launched HSR track at ACRM Annual Conference.
- HSR Special Symposium
2nd YEAR GOALS
- Explore opportunities to collaborate with other groups in ACRM’s (full-day) vertical programming pilot.
- Recruit HSR communications &/or social media officer.
- Create HSR resources webpage, including:
- Links to fundamental HSR / health policy resources.
- Dynamic list of rehab-related HSR publications.
- Support new member-initiated projects / task forces.
MEMBER GUIDE TO PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
The Member Guide to Product Development describes ACRM products, e.g., fact sheets, journal articles, manuals, and the procedure used by ACRM groups and committees to develop them. Includes a product development worksheet and a form to request a product review.