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A HOSPITALIST-RUN PROCEDURE SERVICE AS A TOOL FOR TRANSISTIONS OF CARE

Background: Procedures are often an integral component of a patient’s care plan. Delays in procedures may lead to increased length of stay and decreased quality of care. For instance, prompt paracenteses in hospitalized patients with [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:25:51+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Transitions of Care|Comments Off on A HOSPITALIST-RUN PROCEDURE SERVICE AS A TOOL FOR TRANSISTIONS OF CARE

ARE MIDLINES SAFER THAN PICCS IN HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS? COMPARISON OF OUTCOMES OF PERIPHERALLY INSERTED CENTRAL CATHETERS (PICCS) VS MIDLINES FROM A STATEWIDE COLLABORATIVE

Background: Midlines are peripheral vascular devices inserted in the veins of the upper extremity with the tip located at or below the axillary vein. Complications associated with peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) along with documented [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:21:23+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Patient Safety, Research|Comments Off on ARE MIDLINES SAFER THAN PICCS IN HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS? COMPARISON OF OUTCOMES OF PERIPHERALLY INSERTED CENTRAL CATHETERS (PICCS) VS MIDLINES FROM A STATEWIDE COLLABORATIVE

CHARACTERISTICS OF PERIPHERALLY INSERTED CENTRAL CATHETER PLACEMENT IN HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE

Background: Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are associated with central vein stenosis and failure to establish a functioning arteriovenous fistula. Thus, guidelines recommend avoiding PICC placement when patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are likely [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:55:29+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Patient Safety, Research|Comments Off on CHARACTERISTICS OF PERIPHERALLY INSERTED CENTRAL CATHETER PLACEMENT IN HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE

RETHINKING VASCULAR ACCESS: CREATING A COMPREHENSIVE VASCULAR ACCESS TEAM IN A TERTIARY CARE CENTER

Background: Vascular access is an integral part of inpatient care. Difficult access can result in delays and inappropriate access selection or technical placement can have quality and financial implications, particularly those associated with catheter-line associated [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:10:32+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on RETHINKING VASCULAR ACCESS: CREATING A COMPREHENSIVE VASCULAR ACCESS TEAM IN A TERTIARY CARE CENTER

VARIATION IN USE AND OUTCOMES OF MIDLINE CATHETERS: A MULTI-CENTER STUDY

Background: Midline vascular catheters are gaining popularity in clinical practice. However, patterns of use and outcomes related to these devices are not well known.Methods: Trained abstractors collected detailed patient-, device- and outcome data from medical [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:20:51+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Patient Safety, Research|Comments Off on VARIATION IN USE AND OUTCOMES OF MIDLINE CATHETERS: A MULTI-CENTER STUDY

VASCULAR ACCESS STEWARDSHIP: ENHANCING PATIENT SAFETY ONE (LESS) LINE AT A TIME

Background: Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are routinely placed in hospitalized patients who are receiving long-term IV antibiotics or who have poor venous access. In our hospital, 1 in 12 patients on the Medicine service [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:59:36+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Patient Safety|Comments Off on VASCULAR ACCESS STEWARDSHIP: ENHANCING PATIENT SAFETY ONE (LESS) LINE AT A TIME