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National Surgical Care Program Opens Enrollment for Hospitals to Implement Enhanced Recovery Pathways

American College of Surgeons (ACS)

AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery announces its next enrollment period as it expands its perioperative care program for decreasing surgical patients’ complications and speeding their recoveries.

Released:
6-Jun-2019 3:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 714037

Lakefront Bariatrics Accredited as Comprehensive Center

Loyola University Health System

Lakefront Bariatrics of Chicago has received a national accreditation indicating it meets the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care.

Released:
6-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 713968

American Society of Anesthesiologists Launches CME Course to Reduce Opioid Misuse and Abuse

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today announced the launch of its new Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) continuing medical education (CME) course available online now or in person at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2019® in Orlando.

Released:
5-Jun-2019 11:20 AM EDT
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Article ID: 713839

Columbia Nursing Study Finds Link Between Healthcare Associated Infections and Nurse Understaffing

Columbia University Irving Medical Center

A unit-level nurse staffing study conducted by Columbia University School of Nursing found an association between nurse understaffing and healthcare associated infections (HAIs) in patients, demonstrating that understaffing increases the risk of HAIs, which adds billions to healthcare costs annually.

Released:
4-Jun-2019 7:00 AM EDT

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Newswise: Pre-existing Pressure Injuries Offer Clinical Clues
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    4-Jun-2019 6:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 713613

Pre-existing Pressure Injuries Offer Clinical Clues

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

Baystate Medical Center study finds that pressure injuries present upon admission to the ICU can serve as a predictive clinical marker to quickly and objectively identify which new patients may require additional care and longer hospital stays, thus helping clinicians make more informed decisions faster.

Released:
29-May-2019 12:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 713660

Study Shows Safety Initiative Decreases Opioid Use in VA Patients with Little Impact on Pain Scores

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

New research published in Anesthesiology reports that after an Opioid Safety Initiative was implemented at the Veterans Health Administration, patients undergoing knee replacement surgery were prescribed significantly less opioids with minimal impact on patients’ reported pain scores.

Released:
30-May-2019 9:35 AM EDT
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Article ID: 713545

In-Hospital Delirium Increases Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction Risk in Older Adults, But Only in the First Month

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

New research indicates that older patients who develop delirium— an acute attentional deficit that waxes and wanes —right after surgery are more likely to show signs of postoperative cognitive dysfunction one month later

Released:
28-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 713530

Reading Clinician Visit Notes Can Improve Patients’ Adherence to Medications

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

A new study of patients reading the visit notes their clinicians write, reports positive effects on their use of prescription medications

Released:
28-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Sanjay Gupta, M.D., Urges Graduates at Albert Einstein College of Medicine to “Do Good and Be Good”

Article ID: 713486

Sanjay Gupta, M.D., Urges Graduates at Albert Einstein College of Medicine to “Do Good and Be Good”

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent, told graduates of Albert Einstein College of Medicine to embrace fear, savor opportunities to do the impossible, and practice empathy as they embark on what he called “the best job in the world.”

Released:
24-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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Newswise: Hospital-Acquired Infections May Be Lower in Closed ICUS
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    22-May-2019 12:15 PM EDT

Article ID: 712586

Hospital-Acquired Infections May Be Lower in Closed ICUS

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Three hospital-acquired infections rates appear to be lower in patients admitted to a “closed” intensive care unit, meaning that the ICU team has primary responsibility for the patient, rather than a primary care physician, according to research presented at ATS 2019.

Released:
13-May-2019 8:00 AM EDT

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