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Does Certification in Vascular Access Matter? Insights from the National Picc 1 Survey

Background: Growing use of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) has led to the development of certification programs for PICC operators. Much like the debate regarding certification in medicine, whether such certification influences clinical care is [...]

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Problem Based Charting in Utilizing the Problem List to Structure Clinical Data in the Intensive Care Unit: A Retrospective Time Series Study

Background: Accurate problem lists linked to electronic medical record (EMR) clinical data can be useful for chart review by clinicians for patient care, clinical decision support design, and data extraction for clinical research.  The EMR [...]

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Potential Impact of an Acute Care Patient Portal on Improving Care Plan Concordance Among Patients and Providers

Background: Improving patient-provider communication is crucial for promoting a shared understanding of the care plan among patients and providers. Increasingly, hospitals are focusing on efforts to engage patients in establishing recovery goals and understanding their [...]

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The Automated 2Ts Score – a Decision Support System for the Evaluation of Hit

Background: Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a rare (0.1-1% of heparinized medical patients) but devastating (up to 10% mortality) side-effect of heparin administration[1].  In thrombocytopenic patients, the pre-test probability of HIT is estimated by the validated [...]

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The Performance of the Rothman Index in the Prediction of In-Hospital Cardio-Pulmonary Arrest in Adults

Background: About 209,000 adults experience an in-hospital cardio-pulmonary arrest (IHCA) every year in the US. Known early warning scoring systems (e.g., MEWS, eCART) have shown low efficiency in predicting a patient’s risk of deterioration. We assessed the possibility of [...]

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The Role and Efficacy of Cardiac Telemetry in Hospitalized Patients

Background: Cardiac telemetry was originally designed to help detect and provide early intervention in arrhythmic complications of myocardial infarction. Today, however, telemetry use continues to expand beyond the critical and coronary care units, despite adequate [...]

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Validation of Test Performance and Clinical Time Zero for an Electronic Health Record-Embedded Severe Sepsis Alert

Background: Increasing use of EHRs has generated widespread interest in the potential of computerized clinical decision support to improve treatment of sepsis. Electronic sepsis alerts have thus far had mixed results due to poor test [...]

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