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Abstract Number: 380

MIND THE GAP: REVOLUTIONIZING THE EHR DOWNTIME EXPERIENCE WITH AN INTEROPERABLE WORKFLOW TOOL

Background: A somewhat under-discussed topic in EHR implementation is the safety and efficiency consequences of their lengthy build and implementation. After multiple years of stalled clinical innovation while IT staff dedicate their focus to EHR [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:25:00-04:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Technology in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on MIND THE GAP: REVOLUTIONIZING THE EHR DOWNTIME EXPERIENCE WITH AN INTEROPERABLE WORKFLOW TOOL

Abstract Number: 313

A MULTIFACETED HOSPITALIST LED QUALITY ASSURANCE COMMITTEE TO CREATE A CULTURE OF CONTINOUS IMPROVEMENT

Background: In an attempt to enhance the quality of the care we deliver as a Group in the hospital, we undertook the formation of a Quality Assurance Committee. It is composed of 3 MD’s, one [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:23:23-04:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on A MULTIFACETED HOSPITALIST LED QUALITY ASSURANCE COMMITTEE TO CREATE A CULTURE OF CONTINOUS IMPROVEMENT

Abstract Number: 228

RIFAXIMIN ALONE VERSUS RIFAXIMIN AND LACTULOSE COMBINATION THERAPY FOR PREVENTION OF OVERT HEPATIC ENCEPHALOPATHY RECURRENCE: SAFETY PROFILE IN PATIENTS WITH CIRRHOSIS

Background: Rifaximin 550 mg tablets is a nonsystemic antibiotic indicated for reducing the risk of overt hepatic encephalopathy (OHE) recurrence in adults and may be used alone or in combination with the cathartic lactulose. This [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:21:17-04:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Patient Safety, Research|Comments Off on RIFAXIMIN ALONE VERSUS RIFAXIMIN AND LACTULOSE COMBINATION THERAPY FOR PREVENTION OF OVERT HEPATIC ENCEPHALOPATHY RECURRENCE: SAFETY PROFILE IN PATIENTS WITH CIRRHOSIS

Abstract Number: 221

SUPPORT OPPORTUNITIES FOR SECOND VICTIMS (SOS)

Background: The phrase “Second Victim” describes the psychological/emotional trauma healthcare providers experience after being involved in a near-miss, minor or serious medical error, or unanticipated adverse patient outcome. Affected providers report feelings of guilt, anger, [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:21:08-04:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Patient Safety, Research|Comments Off on SUPPORT OPPORTUNITIES FOR SECOND VICTIMS (SOS)

Abstract Number: 34

RESUSCITATION OF A TWO-WAY TEXTING PLATFORM TO ENHANCE SAFE AND EFFICIENT COMMUNICATION USING ITERATIVE APP PILOTING,FEEDBACK AND ENHANCEMENT

Background: Joint Commission has identified “communication” as the third most frequent root cause of sentinel events.1 Alpha-numeric pagers are common for communication among healthcare professionals. Pagers are not HIPAA compliant and communication through pagers often [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:16:48-04:00 March 11th, 2019|Communication, Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations|Comments Off on RESUSCITATION OF A TWO-WAY TEXTING PLATFORM TO ENHANCE SAFE AND EFFICIENT COMMUNICATION USING ITERATIVE APP PILOTING,FEEDBACK AND ENHANCEMENT

HM2018 Abstract Number: 47

LESSONS LEARNED FROM A RESIDENT-CREATED EXPERIENTIAL QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AND PATIENT SAFETY CURRICULUM FOR MEDICAL AND NURSING STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO

Background: Quality improvement and patient safety (QI/PS) methods are being used to drive positive change in healthcare. To date, these efforts have led to slow and inconsistent change. Insufficient expertise remains a significant rate-limiting step [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:44:35-04:00 March 19th, 2018|Education, Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on LESSONS LEARNED FROM A RESIDENT-CREATED EXPERIENTIAL QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AND PATIENT SAFETY CURRICULUM FOR MEDICAL AND NURSING STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO

HM2018 Abstract Number: 157

WARFARIN QUALITY METRICS FOR HOSPITALIZED OLDER ADULTS: A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY

Background: Warfarin-associated adverse drug events are dangerous, common, and costly. Anticoagulation safety is a national priority. While multiple tools exist for warfarin management in the outpatient setting, there is a dearth of guidance with regard [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:14:59-04:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Patient Safety, Research|Comments Off on WARFARIN QUALITY METRICS FOR HOSPITALIZED OLDER ADULTS: A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY

HM2018 Abstract Number: 360

ASSESS BEFORE RX: ADDRESSING THE HARMFUL OVERTREATMENT OF ASYMPTOMATIC HYPERTENSION

Background: Hypertensive crisis is classified as either hypertensive emergency or hypertensive urgency, distinguished by presence or absence of end-organ damage, respectively. Guidelines recommend treating hypertensive emergency with intravenous (IV) antihypertensive medications for immediate blood pressure [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:04:08-04:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on ASSESS BEFORE RX: ADDRESSING THE HARMFUL OVERTREATMENT OF ASYMPTOMATIC HYPERTENSION