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HM2018 Abstract Number: Top 15 Research & Innovations

SLOWING THE INPATIENT FASTING EPIDEMIC

Background: Traditional inpatient procedural fasting practices lead to excessive periods of patient fasting. Patients are unnecessarily ordered to be nil per os (NPO) at midnight, independent of current recommendations and evidence specific to the type [...]

By | 2018-03-29T15:35:18+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Top 15 Research and Innovation Oral Abstracts|Comments Off on SLOWING THE INPATIENT FASTING EPIDEMIC

HM2018 Abstract Number: 205

NPO STATUS WITH CARDIAC STRESS TESTING: AN OUTCOME-BASED APPROACH

Background: It has been routine practice to keep patients undergoing cardiac stress testing nil per os (NPO) until the results of the test were reported. The rationale is to enable left heart catheterization the same [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:20:50+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Quality Improvement, Research|Comments Off on NPO STATUS WITH CARDIAC STRESS TESTING: AN OUTCOME-BASED APPROACH

HM2017 Abstract Number: 142

STOPPING THINGS WE DO FOR NO REASON: REDUCING UNNECESSARY NPO ORDERS PRIOR TO THORACENTESIS AND PARACENTESIS

Background: Ultrasound-guided thoracentesis and paracentesis are frequently performed for both diagnostic and therapeutic indications. While the risk of aspiration is low, our institution has historically required patients to be fasting for 4 hours prior to [...]

By | 2017-04-26T03:16:21+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Quality Improvement, Research Abstracts|Comments Off on STOPPING THINGS WE DO FOR NO REASON: REDUCING UNNECESSARY NPO ORDERS PRIOR TO THORACENTESIS AND PARACENTESIS