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ACADEMIC HOSPITALIST PERSPECTIVES ON CAREER SUCCESS

Background: Prior research in the field of academic hospital medicine has used promotion as the measure of success, but little is understood about what motivates individual academic hospitalists or how individuals define career success. Conceptual [...]

By | 2017-04-20T18:43:04+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Other, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on ACADEMIC HOSPITALIST PERSPECTIVES ON CAREER SUCCESS

ARE HOSPITALISTS READY, WILLING AND ABLE TO RESPOND TO CARDIAC ARREST? A MULTI-CENTER SURVEY

Background: In-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) is an unpredictable, catastrophic event affecting approximately 200,000 US adults annually. Best outcomes during IHCA result from focused training and credentialing by AHA (ACLS, BLS). Although hospitalists supervise IHCA, best [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:24:40+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on ARE HOSPITALISTS READY, WILLING AND ABLE TO RESPOND TO CARDIAC ARREST? A MULTI-CENTER SURVEY

BRINGING PHARMACISTS AND HOSPTIALISTS TOGETHER IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT TO IMPROVE ADMISSION MEDICATION RECONCILIATION

Background: Adverse drug events (ADEs) result in more than 770,000 injuries and deaths each year and cost up to $5.6 million per hospital, depending on size. The hospital admission is often where the patient is [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:53:08+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on BRINGING PHARMACISTS AND HOSPTIALISTS TOGETHER IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT TO IMPROVE ADMISSION MEDICATION RECONCILIATION

COMPARISON OF OUTCOMES FOR ADULT INPATIENTS WITH SICKLE CELL DISEASE CARED FOR BY HOSPITALISTS VS. HEMATOLOGY SPECIALISTS

Background: Sickle cell disease (SCD) and its vasoocclusive sequela are significant causes of morbidity and mortality as well as acute care utilization throughout the United States, with an estimated 92,880 hospital admissions totaling $759 million [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:20:10+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on COMPARISON OF OUTCOMES FOR ADULT INPATIENTS WITH SICKLE CELL DISEASE CARED FOR BY HOSPITALISTS VS. HEMATOLOGY SPECIALISTS

CRUSH THE RESISTANCE: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY PILOT PROJECT TO IMPROVE ANTIBIOTIC UTILIZATION

Background: Growing antimicrobial resistance, C. difficile infection and cost have triggered a greater reliance on antimicrobial stewardship. Most stewardship models rely upon a central team, often led by ID specialists, to oversee prescribing in an [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:22:09+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on CRUSH THE RESISTANCE: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY PILOT PROJECT TO IMPROVE ANTIBIOTIC UTILIZATION

EMBRACING TECHNOLOGY: TRANSITION FROM MANUAL TO ELECTRONIC BOARD FOR ASSIGNMENT OF PATIENTS ON A HOSPITALIST SERVICE

Background: Patient lists and patient assignment aid hospitalists through their workflow. Lack of a standardized approach has led to various ways of patient assignment and various means to display them. With the evolution of electronic [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:16:49+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Communication, Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations|Comments Off on EMBRACING TECHNOLOGY: TRANSITION FROM MANUAL TO ELECTRONIC BOARD FOR ASSIGNMENT OF PATIENTS ON A HOSPITALIST SERVICE

EMR based sign-out: A tool that improves efficiency and satisfaction

Background: Transitions of care are critical to maintaining patient safety and decreasing adverse events, but they remain a complex process with many pitfalls. Electronic Medical Record (EMR) based handoffs can enhance communication by centralizing content [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:44:20+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Innovations, Transitions of Care, Uncategorized|Comments Off on EMR based sign-out: A tool that improves efficiency and satisfaction

ENGAGING HOSPITALISTS IN QUALITY IMPROVEMENT STRATEGIES FOR PRESSURE INJURY PREVENTION TO AVOID PATIENT HARM AND COSTLY PENALTIES

Background: Pressure injuries are tissue damage caused by pressure and shear. Susceptible patients are the elderly, acute, critically ill and malnourished. Pressure injuries severely deplete hospital performance measures in the U.S. Currently, over 2.5 million [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:23:58+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on ENGAGING HOSPITALISTS IN QUALITY IMPROVEMENT STRATEGIES FOR PRESSURE INJURY PREVENTION TO AVOID PATIENT HARM AND COSTLY PENALTIES

GETTING HOSPITALISTS UP TO SPEED: A NOVEL HANDS-ON POCUS TRAINING PROGRAM

Background: Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is nothing less than a paradigm shift in patient care. The technology has advanced rapidly and the competence in performing, interpreting and utilizing POCUS is extremely variable. There is often an [...]

By | 2019-03-27T09:27:38+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Technology in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on GETTING HOSPITALISTS UP TO SPEED: A NOVEL HANDS-ON POCUS TRAINING PROGRAM

HOSPITALIST CARE FOR END-OF-LIFE HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS IN TAIWAN: CHOOSING WISELY TO PREVENT MEDICAL FUTILITY

Background: Increasing number of palliative care patients are cared for by hospitalists, but the value of hospitalist on end-of-life (EOL) care is scarcely reported. The study aims to evaluate the effect of hospitalist care on [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:26:36+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Research, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on HOSPITALIST CARE FOR END-OF-LIFE HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS IN TAIWAN: CHOOSING WISELY TO PREVENT MEDICAL FUTILITY

HOSPITALIST-LED POINT-OF-CARE ULTRASOUND CURRICULUM FOR UNDER-GRADUATE MEDICAL STUDENTS AND POST-GRADUATE YEAR RESIDENTS

Background: Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has become a ubiquitous tool in clinical care. However, the optimal timing and methods of POCUS integration into medical education remains unknown. We aim to identify and evaluate the baseline competency, [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:17:34+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Education, Hospital Medicine 2019, Research|Comments Off on HOSPITALIST-LED POINT-OF-CARE ULTRASOUND CURRICULUM FOR UNDER-GRADUATE MEDICAL STUDENTS AND POST-GRADUATE YEAR RESIDENTS