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ABIM maintenance of certification (MOC) programme

Maintaining Medical Certification at Valuable Time Cost

New research indicates that the cost of completing the American Board of Internal Medicine’s maintenance of certification (MOC) programme may... Read more

NSQIP: vital tool for improving care quality

ACS NSQIP Data 'More Accurate' than Administrative Data

Data from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP ® ) are more accurate than administrative... Read more

Medicines

10% of Adverse Drug Events Reported Miss Deadline

According to an article published in JAMA Internal Medicine , approximately 10 percent of serious and unexpected adverse events are not reported... Read more

Medicare beneficiaries

Medicare: Drop in Mortality, Hospitalisation and Costs

During 1999-2013, all-cause mortality and hospitalisation rates, along with inpatient expenditure per death, decreased for U.S. Medicare beneficiaries... Read more

Patient Care

Hospitals Seek Patient Family Advice on Care

According to an article published in USA Today, hospitals are turning toward patients and their family members for suggestions to improve quality... Read more

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  My Dear Readers, Time is flying, and here I am again, sharing my thoughts as a registered nurse working during a very dramatic time.   The first half of the year of 2021 is over. If you reflect now, one can not comprehend of what has happened in the world during these last months. It is almost impossible. Where will one start and stop?... Read more

Is there a time after COVID-19? Do you regularly hear the question of what we will do after COVID-19? Or what should we do? This is a strange question, because there will be no time after Coronavirus. Corona is an endemic virus, that is among us and does not go away. There is also no time after Influenza. Endemic viruses are here. We need to take... Read more

There is a high demand for a comfortable, small and mobile solution for affordable blood pressure and vital sign monitoring in the general ward to improve patient safety and outcome, as mortality after surgery is a thousand times higher than intraoperative death. 1    CNSystems has enhanced its non-invasive CNAP® technology for perioperative... Read more

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Executive Health Management

Liver Fibrosis: Patients Can Be At Risk Of Death Even Without Exhibiting Symptoms

2020 18 Dec

1 in 5 advanced fibrosis patients evolves to cirrhosis in as little as two and a half years. The liver is the largest gland in the human body and, weighing roughly two kilograms, it is the second largest organ after the skin. Its varied functions include supplying the brain with glucose, filtering toxins out of the blood, producing proteins,... Read more

Executive Health Management

Spotlight On: Sutter Health Fights Pneumonia One Toothbrush at a Time

2020 23 Apr

Pneumonia can be deadly in a hospital setting. Two main factors contribute to the approximately 20 percent mortality rate of this healthcare-associated infection (HAI). First, whatever condition brought the patient to the hospital in the first place has likely weakened them, making the patient more vulnerable to the illness. Plus, the germs that patients... Read more

Executive Health Management

Spotlight On: Inova Fairfax Medical Campus Reduces CLABSI with APSS #2

2020 23 Apr

HAIs are costly both in terms of harm/mortality and cost. Close attention to aseptic practices and monitoring patients can greatly reduce the incidence of these infections. Central Line-Associated Bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) are the most costly type of hospital-acquired infections, both in terms of morbidity and mortality, and financial... Read more

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 Rebekah Thomson

Early Goal-Directed Therapy Following Cardiac Surgery

Early goal-directed therapy (EGDT) is a therapeutic strategy based on...

Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent

Nutrition

The critically ill patient is often unable to feed by mouth. This condition,...

 Maria Adele Marino

A step forward for breast radiologists

Breast cancer screening and the breast imagers of the future  ...

Prof. Karen Choong

Post-intensive Care Syndrome – The Paediatric Perspective

This article outlines the current understanding, prevalence, risk factors...

 ECRI Institute

Healthcare risk, quality & safety guidance

Violence in healthcare facilities   In the below summary, ECRI...

Dr. Rafael Vidal Perez

The Role of Telecardiology - Lessons from COVID-19 A Missed Opportunity or a New Hope?

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, with lockdowns and restrictions...

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