Cardiac Monitoring

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HM2018 Abstract Number: 109

Non-Critical Care Telemetry Monitoring for Non-Cardiac Related Diagnoses: Are We Overdoing it?

Background: Telemetry is an essential tool for real-time monitoring of the heart rhythm and QRS morphology of a patient. American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association had published their respective practice standards for in-hospital [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:43:53-04:00 March 19th, 2018|Other, Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Non-Critical Care Telemetry Monitoring for Non-Cardiac Related Diagnoses: Are We Overdoing it?

HM2018 Abstract Number: 254

Leads for needs: optimization of cardiac monitoring

Background: During 2016, the total billed cost of cardiac monitoring neared 4 million dollars at our institution and many patients were observed on the monitor without approved indication as published by the American Heart Association’s [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:53:59-04:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on Leads for needs: optimization of cardiac monitoring

HM2017 Abstract Number: 300

IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL ORDER IT…APPROPRIATELY: USE OF A TELEMETRY ORDER SET IMPROVES ADHERENCE TO EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE

Background: Inappropriate telemetry use has been associated with increased health care cost and unnecessary diagnostic procedures. For these reasons, the Society of Hospital Medicine’s Choosing Wisely campaign promoted use of both American Heart Association (AHA) [...]

By | 2018-03-15T20:50:29-04:00 April 20th, 2017|Research Abstracts, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL ORDER IT…APPROPRIATELY: USE OF A TELEMETRY ORDER SET IMPROVES ADHERENCE TO EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE

HM2016 Abstract Number: 362

Implementing Guideline-Based Indications for Cardiac Monitoring at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Background: Cardiac monitoring (CM) is often overused, hindering patient mobility, triggering unnecessary cardiac testing, delaying appropriate discharge, and expending resources.  Purpose: To reduce the days that medical and surgical ward patients spend on CM without [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34-05:00 February 1st, 2016|Finalist, Innovations Abstracts, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on Implementing Guideline-Based Indications for Cardiac Monitoring at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center