Patient Safety

HM2017 Abstract Number: 127

THE RESULTS OF A PROCEDURE TEAM IN A TEACHING HOSPITAL AT BRAZIL

Background: The systematization of the teaching and training of internal medicine residents should be done with the standardization of techniques, simulations, use of manikins and theoretical lessons. A procedure team was created in a tertiary [...]

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HM2017 Abstract Number: 126

COMPUTERIZED ORDERS AS A PROXY FOR PATIENT CLINICAL ACUITY

Background: Given the widespread adoption of electronic health record systems, the majority of patient orders are now enacted through electronic orders. We aimed to describe the average number of electronic orders entered for medicine patients [...]

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HM2017 Abstract Number: 125

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 [...]

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HM2017 Abstract Number: 123

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 [...]

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HM2017 Abstract Number: 121

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 [...]

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HM2017 Abstract Number: 120

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 [...]

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HM2017 Abstract Number: 119

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 [...]

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HM2017 Abstract Number: 118

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 [...]

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HM2017 Abstract Number: 115

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 [...]

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HM2017 Abstract Number: 114

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 [...]

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HM2017 Abstract Number: 113

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 [...]

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HM2017 Abstract Number: 111

IS THE NEW ORLEANS CRITERIA FOR HEAD CT USEFUL FOR INPATIENT FALLS?

Background: Inpatient falls are a patient safety concern in all healthcare facilities. There is currently limited data on the utility of head computed tomography (CT) for inpatient falls. The New Orleans Criteria (NOC) is a [...]

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HM2017 Abstract Number: 108

PREDICTORS FOR SHORT TERM CARDIAC ARREST FROM SEVERE AORTIC STENOSIS

Background: Clinicians encounter sudden death among aortic stenosis (AS) patients especially after they become symptomatic. Mortality is 50% at 1 year and 70 to 80% at 2 years without aortic valve replacement. However, there have [...]

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HM2017 Abstract Number: 107

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 [...]

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HM2017 Abstract Number: 104

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 [...]

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HM2017 Abstract Number: 103

WHY IS EVERYONE BREATHING 20 TIMES A MINUTE? PATTERNS OF RESPIRATORY RATES IN HOSPITALIZED ADULTS

Background: Respiratory rate (RR) is an independent predictor of in-patient mortality, intensive care unit admission and cardiac arrest across a variety of conditions. It is also an integral component of many risk prediction calculators (such [...]

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