Evidence-Based Medicine

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Development and Implementation of an Evidence-Based Pathway for the Evaluation of Catheter Associated UTI (Cauti) in an Academic Health System

Background: Misdiagnosis of catheter associated asymptomatic bacteriuria as CAUTI leads to inappropriate use of antibiotics and related consequences, including medication side effects, antibiotic resistance, C. difficile infection, and potential financial penalties to hospitals. Purpose: To [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Innovations Abstracts, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on Development and Implementation of an Evidence-Based Pathway for the Evaluation of Catheter Associated UTI (Cauti) in an Academic Health System

Life After Death: Integrating Patient Safety and Evidence-Based Medicine Into Your Morbidity and Mortality Conference

Background: Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) Conference is a traditional forum that provides residents with an opportunity to discuss medical errors, adverse events and near misses. Conventionally, most of the allotted time is spent on case [...]

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Residency Run Initiative to Improve Appropriateness of Telemetry Use

Background: Inpatient telemetry monitoring began over 4 decades ago. However, recently hospitals have started to implement programs that aim to improve the appropriateness of telemetry use. Quality initiatives take the American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Innovations Abstracts, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on Residency Run Initiative to Improve Appropriateness of Telemetry Use