A CONTEMPORARY ASSESSMENT OF MECHANICAL COMPLICATION RATES AND TRAINEE PERCEPTIONS OF CENTRAL VENOUS CATHETER INSERTION

Background: Limited data exist regarding rates of mechanical complications associated with placement of non-tunneled acute central venous catheters (CVC) at a training institution. Additionally, trainee perceptions and experiences managing CVC complications are unknown. Our objective [...]

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APPARENT CHANGES IN HEALTHCARE COSTS AND UTILIZATION THAT MAY HAVE BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH DUTY HOUR REFORMS

Background: After Libby Zion died tragically in a teaching hospital, much attention from the medical community, public and government, was directed at resident training and the number of hours worked consecutively. This marked a new [...]

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DIFFERENCES IN GOALS DURING RESIDENCY TRAINING BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND JAPAN

Background: Medical educators worldwide have been aspiring to transition from time based training to a competency based medical education model. The degree of alignment between competencies, residents’ self-identified training goals, and variations in different countries [...]

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EFFECTS OF AN EDUCATION INITIATIVE ON APPROPRIATE UTILIZATION OF TELEMETRY

Background: Patients at high risk for cardiac events often receive telemetry, however, overutilization of cardiac monitoring leads to unnecessary interventions and increased healthcare costs. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends classification of cardiac risk via [...]

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HOSPITALIST PERCEPTION OF THE IMPACT OF AN INPATIENT MEDICINE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDENT CURRICULUM

Background: The number of physician assistants (PA) practicing hospital medicine is increasing.1 The number of PA schools in the US has also increased from 54 in 1992 to 218 in 2015.2While there is an increasing [...]

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IMPACT OF A ONE MONTH POINT OF CARE ULTRASOUND ELECTIVE ON INTERNAL MEDICINE RESIDENT USE, KNOWLEDGE AND CONFIDENCE

Background: Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is a diagnostic modality that can improve diagnosis, reduce cost, and increase patient satisfaction. POCUS is being increasingly utilized in internal medicine (IM), and IM residents desire training in POCUS. A [...]

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PREDICTORS OF HAND HYGIENE ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE IN MEDICAL SCHOOL

Background: Previous studies demonstrate that hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers is suboptimal. To better understand drivers of poor compliance, we investigated changes in hand hygiene (HH) attitudes and practices among medical students to determine [...]

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ROSIGLITAZONE AND CARDIOVASCULAR OUTCOME

Background: Rosiglitazone is one of the thiazolidinedione groups which enhance insulin sensitivity through stimulating peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors in the adipose tissue, liver and muscle. Resulted in decrease glucose production and enhances its utilization. Fluid retention [...]

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TEMPORAL TRENDS IN ADMISSION COMPLEXITY: A 15-YEAR REVIEW OF MEDICAL ADMISSIONS TO A VETERAN’S AFFAIRS HOSPITAL

Background: Duty hour limitations have raised concern that shorter work shifts are compressing resident workload, which may result in a negative learning environment. Increasing patient complexity intensifies workload compression; however, temporal trends in complexity of [...]

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TRAINING FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENTS FOR HOSPITAL-BASED WORK: A SURVEY OF ADULT INPATIENT MEDICINE CURRICULA

Background: Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) program requirements for family medicine permit wide variability in adult inpatient medicine curricula. Family physicians compose a significant percentage of the hospitalist workforce, and the American Board [...]

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