Patient Safety

ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN TELEMETRY USE AND MORTALITY RISK, HOSPITAL LENGTH OF STAY AND READMISSION RATES IN PATIENTS WITH RESPIRATORY ILLNESS: A RETROSPECTIVE ANAYSIS OF 765 PATIENTS

Background: Advancements in technology have expanded accessibility to telemetry via remote monitoring and resulted in increased application in hospitalized patients. The American Heart Association (AHA) telemetry guidelines restrict use to patients with sepsis, severe electrolyte [...]

By | 2017-04-20T19:20:03+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Patient Safety, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN TELEMETRY USE AND MORTALITY RISK, HOSPITAL LENGTH OF STAY AND READMISSION RATES IN PATIENTS WITH RESPIRATORY ILLNESS: A RETROSPECTIVE ANAYSIS OF 765 PATIENTS

CLOSING THE COMMUNICATION LOOP FOR CLINICALLY SIGNIFICANT TESTS PENDING AT DISCHARGE: DOES AUTOMATED EMAIL NOTIFICATION IMPACT ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND ACTION?

Background:  Physician awareness of the finalized results of tests pending at discharge (TPAD) is poor (~40%). We previously designed and implemented a system that automatically notifies the inpatient attending and primary care physician (PCP) of [...]

By | 2017-04-20T19:20:05+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Patient Safety, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on CLOSING THE COMMUNICATION LOOP FOR CLINICALLY SIGNIFICANT TESTS PENDING AT DISCHARGE: DOES AUTOMATED EMAIL NOTIFICATION IMPACT ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND ACTION?

DO USERS OF TECHNOLOGY DIFFER FROM NON-USERS IN PERIPHERALLY INSERTED CENTRAL CATHETER PRACTICE? AN ANALYSIS OF THE PICC1 SURVEY

Background: While use of technologies such as ultrasound and electrocardiographic (EKG) guidance systems to place peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) has grown, little is known about the setting, experience or practice of providers that use [...]

By | 2017-04-20T19:17:59+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Patient Safety, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on DO USERS OF TECHNOLOGY DIFFER FROM NON-USERS IN PERIPHERALLY INSERTED CENTRAL CATHETER PRACTICE? AN ANALYSIS OF THE PICC1 SURVEY

DON’T BE ATYPICAL – RETHINK QUETIAPINE: REDUCING QUETIAPINE FOR ICU DELIRIUM AT TRANSITIONS OF CARE

Background: Delirium is associated with increased duration of mechanical ventilation, longer intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay, increased mortality and cognitive impairment after discharge. Quetiapine has been associated with faster resolution but long-term use [...]

By | 2017-04-20T19:17:57+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Patient Safety, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on DON’T BE ATYPICAL – RETHINK QUETIAPINE: REDUCING QUETIAPINE FOR ICU DELIRIUM AT TRANSITIONS OF CARE

OPIATE PRESCRIBING IN HOSPITALIZED OLDER ADULTS: PATTERNS AND OUTCOMES

Background: As of December 2015, 49 states initiated the CMS mandated legislation on “Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs.” Yet opiates continue to be commonly prescribed in older adults, despite their well-known risks. This study aims to [...]

By | 2017-04-20T19:18:08+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Patient Safety, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on OPIATE PRESCRIBING IN HOSPITALIZED OLDER ADULTS: PATTERNS AND OUTCOMES

PATTERNS AND PREDICTORS OF SHORT-TERM USE OF PERIPHERALLY INSERTED CENTRAL CATHETERS, A MULTI-SITE PROSPECTIVE STUDY

Background: Guidelines for peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) recommend avoiding insertion if the anticipated use is 5 or fewer days.  However, short-term PICC use is common in hospitals. We sought to identify patient-, provider- and [...]

By | 2017-04-20T19:18:03+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Patient Safety, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on PATTERNS AND PREDICTORS OF SHORT-TERM USE OF PERIPHERALLY INSERTED CENTRAL CATHETERS, A MULTI-SITE PROSPECTIVE STUDY

REDUCING INAPPROPRIATE USE OF QT PROLONGING MEDICATION IN HIGH RISK PATIENTS

Background: Drug-induced prolonged QT syndrome significantly increases the risk of fatal arrhythmias such as torsades de pointes.  Patients with baseline QTc prolongation are particularly vulnerable.  Limiting administration of QT-prolonging medications to high-risk individuals is important [...]

By | 2017-04-20T19:17:56+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Patient Safety, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on REDUCING INAPPROPRIATE USE OF QT PROLONGING MEDICATION IN HIGH RISK PATIENTS

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING AND PATIENT SATISFACTION WITH PHYSICIANS DURING HOSPITALIZATION

Background: While studies in the ambulatory care setting have found that patients with high level of psychological well-being have high satisfaction with their physicians, no study has evaluated the relationship between psychological well-being and satisfaction [...]

By | 2017-05-02T17:09:10+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Patient Safety, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING AND PATIENT SATISFACTION WITH PHYSICIANS DURING HOSPITALIZATION

SHOULD WE MODIFY ANTICOAGULANT VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM PROPHYLAXIS FOR UNDERWEIGHT PATIENTS?

Background: Prophylactic anticoagulation is effective at reducing the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), but can also increase the risk of bleeding. Whether anticoagulant prophylaxis should be modified for underweight patients to minimize bleeding complications is [...]

By | 2017-04-20T19:18:01+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Patient Safety, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on SHOULD WE MODIFY ANTICOAGULANT VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM PROPHYLAXIS FOR UNDERWEIGHT PATIENTS?

THE EFFECT OF SIMULATION-BASED TRAINING ON THE INCIDENCE RATE OF CENTRAL LINE-ASSOCIATED BLOODSTREAM INFECTIONS

Background: Central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) is a preventable complication. In the United States, there are more than 20,000 CLABSI per year, resulting in a cost of about $30,000 per infection. A number of interventions [...]

By | 2017-04-20T19:19:58+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Patient Safety, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on THE EFFECT OF SIMULATION-BASED TRAINING ON THE INCIDENCE RATE OF CENTRAL LINE-ASSOCIATED BLOODSTREAM INFECTIONS

TOLERANCE OF INTRAVENOUS IRON DEXTRAN AT A SINGLE ACADEMIC FACILITY

Background: Intravenous low-molecular weight iron dextran is indicated for patients with iron deficiency who are unable to take oral iron or experience insufficient efficacy with oral replacement. Adverse effects have been reported, including anaphylaxis and [...]

By | 2017-04-20T19:18:06+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Patient Safety, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on TOLERANCE OF INTRAVENOUS IRON DEXTRAN AT A SINGLE ACADEMIC FACILITY