Pediatric Advanced Complex Care Team, Fairview Home Care and Hospice

2450 26th Ave South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406
General: 612-728-2370

Primary Contact

Name: Jody Chrastek
Email: [javascript protected email address]
Primary Phone: 612-728-2389

Secondary Contact

Name: Kate Cummings
Email: kcummin1@fairview.org
Primary Phone: 612-728-2422

Geographic Area(s): Rural, Suburban, Metropolitan
Counties Served: Anoka, Becker, Carver, Cass, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey

Services Given

Palliative care services are given at: Hospital, Home care, Other
Group homes
Joint Commission Advanced Certification in Palliative Care: No

Available Providers

Registered Nurse (RN)
  • At least one RN is a Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN)
  • At least one RN has no certifications in palliative care
  • At least one RN has attended state hospice/palliative care conferences
  • At least one RN has attended national hospice/palliative care conferences
  • At least one RN has participated in training through ELNEC - End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium
  • At least one RN has participated in training through EPEC - Education in Palliative and End of Life Care
  • At least one RN has participated in online training
  • At least one RN has no additional training in palliative care
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)
  • At least one APRN has no certifications in palliative care
  • At least one APRN has attended state hospice/palliative care conferences
  • At least one APRN has attended national hospice/palliative care conferences
  • At least one APRN has participated in training through ELNEC - End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium
  • At least one APRN has participated in training through EPEC - Education in Palliative and End of Life Care
  • At least one APRN has participated in online training
Nursing Assistant
  • At least one Nursing Assistant is a Certified Hospice and Palliative Nursing Assistant (CHPNA) through NBCHPN
  • At least one Nursing Assistant has attended state hospice/palliative care conferences
  • At least one Nursing Assistant has attended national hospice/palliative care conferences
Physician (MD)
  • At least one Physician is board certified in hospice and palliative medicine
  • At least one Physician has attended state hospice/palliative care conferences
  • At least one Physician has attended national hospice/palliative care conferences
  • At least one Physician has participated in online training
Chaplain
  • At least one Chaplain is an Association of Professional Chaplains - Board Certified Chaplain (APC-BCC)
  • At least one Chaplain has attended state hospice/palliative care conferences
  • At least one Chaplain has attended national hospice/palliative care conferences
Social worker
  • At least one Social Worker is a Certified Hospice and Palliative Social Worker (CHP-SW)
  • At least one Social Worker has attended state hospice/palliative care conferences
  • At least one Social Worker has attended national hospice/palliative care conferences
  • At least one Social Worker has participated in online training
Pharmacist
  • At least one Pharmacist is certified through the Board of Pharmacy Specialties - Pain and Palliative Care (BPS-PPC)
  • At least one Pharmacist has attended state hospice/palliative care conferences
Mental Health support
  • At least one Mental Health Support provider has attended state hospice/palliative care conferences

Integrative Health Practitioners

Music therapist (certified)
  • At least one Integrative Health Practitioner has attended state hospice/palliative care conferences
Massage therapist (certified)
  • At least one Integrative Health Practitioner has attended state hospice/palliative care conferences
  • At least one Integrative Health Practitioner has no additional training in palliative care
Pet therapist (certified)

More Information

Pediatric Patients

Accept pediatric patients: Yes

Volunteers

In providing palliative care services, are volunteers involved: Yes
Areas volunteers serve: General, Pet therapy
  • At least one Volunteer has attended state hospice/palliative care conferences
  • At least one Volunteer has participated in online training

Interdisciplinary Team Meetings

How often do the clinicians hold Interdisciplinary Team meetings to review the palliative care plan: Every 2 weeks, As needed

Assessing and Managing Symptoms

Way(s) symptoms of patients and families are assessed and managed:
  • Document symptoms and interventions in a central accessible record
  • Team regularly asks about physical symptoms and documents changes in symptoms and interventions as needed
  • Team regularly asks about psychosocial symptoms (depression, anxiety, etc.) and documents changes in symptoms and interventions as needed
  • Team regularly asks about spiritual needs and documents changes in symptoms and interventions as needed
  • Team regularly asks about social well-being and documents changes in symptoms and interventions as needed
  • Offer grief support
  • Offer legacy building
Patients' plan of care documents are made available to those who need them by:
  • Saved in electronic health record (or other electronic format) that is accessible to others besides palliative care staff
  • Stored on paper records in a physical location that staff can view and update
  • Other
  • securely sent to other members of the health care team

Keeping Patients & Families Actively Involved

Patients and their families kept actively involved in their palliative care services by:
  • Regular care meetings in person with the patient and/or family to talk about the patient's preferences, condition, treatment option, goals, and more
  • Regular care meetings via phone with the patient and/or family to talk about the patient's preferences, condition, treatment option, goals, and more
  • Provide ongoing materials and resources for education about palliative care services or other topics of interest
Patients or their families/caregivers are able to contact the palliative care team by:
  • Phone
  • Email
  • In Person
Via phone, patients or their families/caregivers are able to contact the palliative care team by:
  • Nurse available during business hours
  • After-hours phone number
  • Provider who is on call 24/7
Via pager, patients or their families/caregivers are able to contact the palliative care team by:
  • Nurse available during business hours
  • After-hours phone number
  • Provider who is on call 24/7
Service(s) provided for patients and families around goals of care and advance care planning:
  • Meet with patients and family members to discuss goals of care
  • Discuss and offer advance care planning
  • Help patients complete advance care documents if desired
  • Routinely revisit topics of goals of care and advance care planning
  • Place copy of advance directive in patient's medical record
Advance care planning documents available to patients and families:
  • Yes; Honoring Choices
  • Yes; Minnesota Health Care Directive
  • Yes; POLST

Sharing Information in the Community

Sharing information in the community about the palliative care services provided is done by:
  • Brochures and handouts in clinic and care settings
  • Brochures and handouts in other settings
  • Community outreach
  • Direct referrals from staff