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Health Care, Medicine, Pharmacy, Medical School, Opioid, medical board, Medical Regulation, Fraud, Kickback, compounding pharmacy, Compounding

FSMB Spotlight: Is Compounding Fraud Occurring in Your State?

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FSMB President and CEO Humayun Chaudhry, DO, MACP, sits down with Claudette E. Dalton, MD, Chair of the FSMB’s Ethics and Professionalism Committee, to discuss regulations around compounding medicine, as well as a recent rise in fraud schemes involving kickbacks and deceptive business practices by some compounding pharmacies and prescribers.

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PVAD, PICC, SPC, central catheter, Critical Care, Nursing, Complications, Patient Safety

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Cancer Advocacy, Breast Cancer

FDA Reports Deaths Linked to Breast Implants, Speak with Dr. Williams Gradishar to Learn About Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)

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Quality, Quality & Patient Safety, Mayo Clinic Diamond Quality Fellow Lifetime Achievement Award, Mayo Clinic Health System

Two Mayo Clinic Staff Members Honored for Lifetime Contributions to Quality

Randall Linton, M.D. and Dennis Manning, M.D., were recently presented with the Mayo Clinic Diamond Quality Fellow Lifetime Achievement Award at Mayo Clinic’s annual Quality Conference.

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medication disposal, Medication Safety, poison center, Poison Control

Blue Ridge Poison Center Provides Tips on Safe Medication Disposal

In 2015, nearly 57 percent of all poison exposure cases nationwide involved prescription or over-the-counter medicines.  So during National Poisoning Prevention Week, the Blue Ridge Poison Center at University of Virginia Health System is encouraging people to keep all medicines stored out of the sight and reach of children, read labels carefully before giving or taking any medicine, and to check their home for expired or unused medicines and dispose of them properly.

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Dialysis Patients, Colon Cancer, Colonoscopy

Are Dialysis Patients Being Over-Screened for Colon Cancer?

• Colonoscopies are being performed more often on healthier dialysis patients than on those with more limited life expectancies; however, overall, dialysis patients are being screened at a much higher rate relative to their life expectancy than their counterparts without kidney failure.

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catheter-associated urinary tract infection, Healthcare quality indicators, Healthcare-acquired conditions, Hospital-acquired pressure injury, Hospital-acquired pressure ulcer, Specialty certification

Reduced Risk of Pressure Injuries at Hospitals with Nurses Certified in Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Care

Hospitals that employ nurses who have specialty certification in wound, ostomy, and continence (WOC) care have lower rates of hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPIs), reports a study in the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing. Official journal of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses (WOCN®) Society, the Journal of WOCN® is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Value in Health, Patient Engagement, outcomes research, Patient-reported outcome masures, patient-reported outcomes, patient-reported outcomes (PROs)

Introducing Novel Guidelines for Patient Engagement in Research

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ISPOR announced the publication of suggested guidelines on establishing research partnerships with patients in the March 2017 issue of Value in Health. The report of these novel recommendations for outcomes researchers is entitled, "Emerging Guidelines for Patient Engagement in Research."

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Hospital, Health Care, MP3, Mp3 Player, Computer Coding, Audio, hospital alarms, alarm errors, Alarm fatigue, Doctors, Nurses, Patient Safety, Health Policy

Using MP3-Like Code, Engineers Spot Hospital Alarm 'Masking'

The failure of hospital caregivers to respond to medical alerts is often attributed to “alarm fatigue.” Another possible explanation: alarms sounding simultaneously can blend together, making one or more of them inaudible. The phenomenon, known as masking, makes it difficult to differentiate alarms, including those that signal life-threatening emergencies. A University at Buffalo-led research team is developing a computer-based tool — using the same principles as MP3 audio files — to identify these auditory blind spots.

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Chronic pain treatment

Study Finds IV Steroids for Nerve Blocks Associated With Decreased Need for Pain Medication

A study conducted by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center found that IV dexamethasone did not prolong nerve blocks but did decrease the amount of pain medicine needed and extended the time before the first pain medicine was requested.







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