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CHOOSING WISELY? A COST CONSCIOUS APPROACH WHEN ORDERING IMAGING STUDIES FOR RAPID RESPONSE PATIENTS WITH ALTERED MENTAL STATUS

Background: CT Head imaging for patients with altered mental status is a common procedure that many clinicians utilize to establish a diagnosis. As health care costs rise, practitioners are becoming more conscious about ordering costly [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:44:00+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Research, Uncategorized, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on CHOOSING WISELY? A COST CONSCIOUS APPROACH WHEN ORDERING IMAGING STUDIES FOR RAPID RESPONSE PATIENTS WITH ALTERED MENTAL STATUS

STOP THE FLOW IF YOUR PATIENTS PO! A MULTI-FACETED INTERVENTION TO DECREASE OVERUSE OF CONTINUOUS INTRAVENOUS INFUSIONS

Background: The use of maintenance fluids (MF, continuous intravenous fluid (IVF)) to prevent dehydration is common, yet highly variable in practice. Unnecessary MF can cause patient harm including fluid overload, sleep disruption (associated alarms), and [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:26:41+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on STOP THE FLOW IF YOUR PATIENTS PO! A MULTI-FACETED INTERVENTION TO DECREASE OVERUSE OF CONTINUOUS INTRAVENOUS INFUSIONS

THE END OF THE LINE: UNDERSTANDING PRESCRIBER AWARENESS OF MAINTENANCE FLUID USE IN HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS DURING A CRITICAL SHORTAGE OF IV FLUIDS

Background: Continuous intravenous (IV) infusions aimed at avoiding dehydration are often referred to as “maintenance fluids” (MF). These infusions are common in clinical practice. Though guidelines exist for MF use in other countries (NICE 2017), [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:52:53+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Research, Value in Hospital Medicine|Comments Off on THE END OF THE LINE: UNDERSTANDING PRESCRIBER AWARENESS OF MAINTENANCE FLUID USE IN HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS DURING A CRITICAL SHORTAGE OF IV FLUIDS