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Older Patients & Motor Vehicle Crashes

Older Patients & Motor Vehicle Crashes | Feature

A study has found that older motor vehicle crash (MVC) patients utilize significant ED resources and are more likely to be admitted to hospitals. As more drivers are living longer, EDs need to concentrate efforts on allocating appropriate resources and developing protocols to care for the higher volume of older adult MVC victims.

ASCVD in Older Adults

ASCVD in Older Adults | Feature

A scientific statement has been released to help clarify the risks and benefits of secondary prevention and to stimulate better use of proven therapies in older adults with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). The statement also encourages healthcare providers to personalize preventive care for ASCVD patients aged 75 and older.

Total Joint Arthroplasty: Addressing Unplanned Readmissions

Total Joint Arthroplasty: Addressing Unplanned Readmissions | Feature

A significant number of total joint arthroplasty procedures require unplanned readmission within 90 days. Measures to limit these complications should be implemented to reduce the physical and psychological impact of readmission on patients and the financial burden to society.

Communication Etiquette in Medical Training

Communication Etiquette in Medical Training | Feature

Physicians-in-training are unlikely to introduce themselves fully to hospitalized patients or sit down to talk to them. Simple adjustments to how interns communicate can enhance the patient experience for those who are hospitalized.

Making the Case for Early ID Specialist Involvement

Making the Case for Early ID Specialist Involvement | Feature

Hospitalized patients with severe infections appear to be less likely to die within 30 days if they receive care from an infectious disease (ID) specialist. These benefits are more pronounced when patients are seen by ID specialists within 2 days of admission because they minimize hospital readmissions and lower medical costs.

Hypoglycemia & Diabetes: Coming to a Consensus

Hypoglycemia & Diabetes: Coming to a Consensus | Feature

Experts have developed a guideline to help clinicians manage hypoglycemia in patients with diabetes. The consensus statement also offers helpful tools to ensure that hypoglycemia is addressed regularly during patient encounters.

Gender Bias in Knee Osteoarthritis

Gender Bias in Knee Osteoarthritis | Opinion Article

Knee osteoarthritis is significantly higher in women, but gender bias may be influencing healthcare providers in recommending treatment.

Reducing Postoperative Pulmonary Complications

Reducing Postoperative Pulmonary Complications | Feature

Using a standardized care program that emphasizes patient education, early mobilization, and pulmonary interventions may help reduce the incidence of postoperative pneumonia and unplanned intubation.

Sexual Assault Training for ED Residents

Sexual Assault Training for ED Residents | Feature

A survey has found that more than half of emergency residency program directors did not know how their sexual assault guidelines were established, and few were based upon recommendations from the literature. The findings highlight a need for increased awareness of sexual assault education and training curriculum guidelines.

Flu Vaccination & Cardiovascular Outcomes

Flu Vaccination & Cardiovascular Outcomes | Opinion Article

Flu vaccinations are a low-cost therapy that can be provided annually, safely, and easily to potentially offer greater cardio protection, especially for patients at greatest risk.

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