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Pulmonology/Critical Care

Conference Highlights: HM18 | Feature

New research was presented at HM18, the Society of Hospital Medicine’s Annual Conference, from April 8-11 in Orlando. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference that focused on emergency medicine.

CME/CE: Capnography Monitoring Reduces Respiratory Compromise During Procedural Sedation | Feature

A meta-analysis of 13 randomized controlled trials shows clear and consistent evidence of a decrease in respiratory compromise with capnography monitoring.

CME/CE: Mental Health Neglect Among Physicians | Feature

Researchers conducted an anonymous, 24-question survey that asked physician mothers representing all medical specialties about mental health history and treatment, perception of stigma, opinions about state licensing questions on mental health, and personal experiences with reporting.

Mental Health Neglect Among Physicians | Feature

Previous research has suggested high rates of suicide and depression among physicians when compared with the general public. Debilitating mental illness can critically impact physicians’ ability to

CDC Update: Flu Season Finally Peaked | Feature

The 2017-18 influenza season peaked in early February and is now on the decline, according to a data published by the CDC March 3rd. Here are some

Conference Highlights: SCCM 2018 | Feature

New research was presented at SCCM 2018, the 47th annual Critical Care Congress of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, from February 25 to 28 in San Antonio. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference that focused on emergency medicine.

CME/CE: Assessing Appropriate Use of Vascular Access Devices | Feature

The Michigan Appropriateness Guide to Intravenous Catheters has been developed to help clinicians appropriately select vascular access devices. These efforts are important to limiting the risk of complications in critically ill patients.

Capnography Monitoring Reduces Respiratory Compromise During Procedural Sedation | Feature

A meta-analysis of 13 randomized controlled trials shows clear and consistent evidence of a decrease in respiratory compromise with capnography monitoring.

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: CHEST 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at CHEST 2017, the annual International Scientific Assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians, from October 28 to November 1 in Toronto, Canada. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference.

MACRA: Proceed With Confidence at the Point of Care | Feature

We’ve been living in a MACRA world for some time now, and yet most physicians still aren’t ready—or even close to ready—for this new reality. As if

Creating Efficiency in the Patient Journey | Feature

The transformation to value-based care has placed tremendous focus on delivery of care as it relates to improving patient outcomes, quality, and safety. And for good reason;

Expert-Based Opinions: A Supplement to, Not a Replacement for, Evidence-Based Content | Feature

Nationally recognized and highly regarded health systems have a variety of ways to expand the reach of their “special sauce.” For some, it’s to launch outpatient centers

Information Rx: The Missing Piece of Quality Care | Feature

The vast majority of healthcare takes place outside of a physician’s office. Consumers often care for themselves when they have acute problems, such as colds and the

Conference Highlights: CHEST 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at CHEST 2017, the annual International Scientific Assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians, from October 28 to November 1 in Toronto, Canada. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference.

Calling Responsible Parties to Task for their Role in the Opioid Epidemic | Medical Blog

PW blogger and regular #PWChat Tweetchat co-host Linda Girgis, MD, FAAFP, take a thorough look at the opioid epidemic, including how we got to this point and what can be done to turn things around.

Comparing Ventilation Approaches for Pneumonia | Feature

Pneumonia is the leading infectious cause of hospitalization in US, resulting in more than 1 million admissions annually. Roughly 60% of patients with severe pneumonia develop acute

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: ACEP17 | Feature

New research was presented at ACEP17, the American College of Emergency Physician’s annual scientific assembly, from October 29 to November 1 in Washington, DC. The features below highlight some of the studies and new information emerging from the conference.

Improving Pediatric Asthma Care | Feature

A study has uncovered several issues with the current status of pediatric asthma care. Researchers offer potential solutions to guide efforts for improving the management of children with asthma.

Patients Treated by Male vs Female Physicians: Who Fares Better? | Feature

Do patient outcomes differ between those treated by male and female physicians? In a cross-sectional study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers examined nationally representative data of

Three Effective Ways to Pick Quality Improvement Targets | Feature

Many quality improvement (QI) programs are less effective than they could be, because they have difficulty in selecting intervention targets that are meaningful to staff and which set achievement targets that do not seem to be arbitrary and imposed from above. This post sketches three approaches to initiating QI initiatives, and wraps them together in a way that staff may applaud.

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