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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914285/hospital-medicine-point-of-care-ultrasound-credentialing-an-example-protocol
#1
Benji K Mathews, Michael Zwank
Though the use of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has increased over the last decade, formal hospital credentialing for POCUS may still be a challenge for hospitalists. This document details the Hospital Medicine Department Ultrasound Credentialing Policy from Regions Hospital, which is part of the HealthPartners organization in Saint Paul, Minnesota. National organizations from internal medicine and hospital medicine (HM) have not published recommended guidelines for POCUS credentialing. Revised guidelines for POCUS have been published by the American College of Emergency Physicians, though these are not likely intended to guide hospitalists when working with credentialing committees and medical boards...
September 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885382/the-ideal-hospital-discharge-summary-a-survey-of-u-s-physicians
#2
Atsushi Sorita, Paul M Robelia, Sharma B Kattel, Christopher P McCoy, Allan Scott Keller, Jehad Almasri, Mohammad Hassan Murad, James S Newman, Deanne T Kashiwagi
BACKGROUND: Hospital discharge summaries enable communication between inpatient and outpatient physicians. Despite existing guidelines for discharge summaries, they are frequently suboptimal. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess physicians' perspectives about discharge summaries and the differences between summaries' authors (hospitalists) and readers (primary care physicians [PCPs]). METHODS: A national survey of 1600 U.S. physicians was undertaken...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882849/pediatric-hospitalist-comanagement-survey-of-clinical-and-billing-practices
#3
Katherine M O'Connor, David G Zipes, Joshua K Schaffzin, Rebecca Rosenberg
Surgical comanagement is an increasingly common practice in pediatric hospital medicine. Information about the structure and financing of such care is limited. The aim of the researchers for this study was to investigate pediatric hospitalist surgical comanagement models and to assess pediatric hospitalist familiarity with and patterns of billing for surgical patients. We conducted a cross-sectional cohort web-based survey of pediatric hospitalists using the American Academy of Pediatrics' Section on Hospital Medicine listserv...
September 7, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843634/beyond-the-pain-scale-provider-communication-and-staffing-predictive-of-patients-satisfaction-with-pain-control
#4
Judith Shindul-Rothschild, Jane Flanagan, Kelly D Stamp, Catherine Y Read
This paper examined hospital characteristics, staffing, and nursing care factors associated with patient perception of poor pain control by conducting a secondary analysis of the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health Care Providers Systems (HCAHPS) survey in California, Massachusetts, and New York hospitals. Analysis of variance was used to analyze the relationship between nurse, hospitalist, physician, and resident staffing and patients' perception of pain control. Twenty-one factors correlated with patients' reports of pain control were included in the stepwise linear regression analysis...
August 23, 2017: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814443/antibiotic-use-by-pediatric-residents-identifying-opportunities-and-strategies-for-antimicrobial-stewardship
#5
Prateek J Shukla, Maria Behnam-Terneus, Beatriz Cunill-De Sautu, Geovanny F Perez
OBJECTIVES: To determine the antibiotic prescribing practices of pediatric residents and assess how they acquire knowledge leading to prescribing behaviors. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional electronic survey of all pediatric residents at the Children's National Medical Center and Nicklaus Children's Hospital, assessing antibiotic prescribing patterns for common pediatric infections, use of antibiograms, and factors influencing antibiotic choice. RESULTS: Eighty-five surveys (45%) were returned complete and included in the analysis...
August 16, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814261/recent-studies-on-the-care-of-first-febrile-urinary-tract-infection-in-infants-and-children-for-the-pediatric-hospitalist
#6
Ashley G Sutton, Nicole Chandler, Kenneth B Roberts
BACKGROUND: Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common cause of bacterial infection in young children, and accounts for a significant number of pediatric hospitalizations. OBJECTIVE: To review recent publications focusing on the care of children hospitalized with their first febrile UTI Methods: A PubMed search was performed including publications from 2011-2016 on first febrile UTI in childhood. Abstracts were reviewed for being relevant to the care of hospitalized children and their follow-up...
August 16, 2017: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806815/annals-for-hospitalists-15-august-2017
#7
David H Wesorick, Vineet Chopra
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 15, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806812/annals-for-hospitalists-inpatient-notes-sensemaking-fostering-a-shared-understanding-in-clinical-teams
#8
Luci K Leykum, Kevin O'Leary
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 15, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806163/necrotizing-pancreatitis-diagnose-treat-consult
#9
REVIEW
Tiffany Y Chua, R Matthew Walsh, Mark E Baker, Tyler Stevens
Necrosis significantly increases rates of morbidity and mortality in acute pancreatitis. Hospitalists and general internists are on the front lines in identifying severe cases and consulting the appropriate specialists for optimal multidisciplinary care.
August 2017: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796810/the-association-of-post-discharge-adverse-events-with-timely-follow-up-visits-after-hospital-discharge
#10
Dennis Tsilimingras, Samiran Ghosh, Ashley Duke, Liying Zhang, Henry Carretta, Jeffrey Schnipper
OBJECTIVE: There has been little research to examine the association of post-discharge adverse events (AEs) with timely follow-up visits after hospital discharge. We aimed to examine whether having a timely follow-up outpatient visit would reduce the risk for post-discharge AEs. METHODS: This was a methods study of patients at risk for post-discharge AEs from December 2011 through October 2012. Five hundred and forty-five patients who were under the care of hospitalist physicians and were discharged home from a community hospital, spoke English, and could be contacted after discharge were evaluated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783766/getting-it-right-at-the-end-of-life
#11
EDITORIAL
John Hickner
As medical care has become more sophisticated, there is a great deal more we can do to keep people alive as they approach the end of life, and a great many more decisions to be made. Additionally, people are much less likely today to be cared for in their dying days by a family physician who knows them, their wishes, and their family well. Now, most dying hospitalized patients are cared for by hospitalists who may be meeting the patient for the first time.
August 2017: Journal of Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777234/provider-opinions-and-experiences-regarding-development-of-a-social-support-assessment-to-inform-hospital-discharge-the-going-home-toolkit
#12
Andrea Wallace, Todd Papke, Erica Davisson, Kara Spooner, Laura Gassman
PURPOSE OF STUDY: Despite over three decades of research linking social support and optimal health outcomes, social support is not systematically assessed or addressed during clinical care. This study sought input from health care providers to inform the design of an intervention intended to facilitate assessment of social support in a way that could aid in anticipatory planning during the process of hospital discharge. PRIMARY PRACTICE SETTING(S): Using a purposive sampling strategy, data were collected from providers in two acute care settings serving rural patients, one academic and one community based...
September 2017: Professional Case Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759312/wanted-and-unwanted-care-the-double-edged-sword-of-partial-do-not-resuscitate-orders
#13
Nobuhiro Ariyoshi, Masayuki Nogi, Damon Sakai, Eiji Hiraoka, Daniel Fischberg
BACKGROUND: The interpretation of do-not-resuscitate orders (DNRs) may vary in nonarrest situations. To reduce ambiguity, many hospitals allow patients to elect partial DNRs. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of partial DNRs on physicians' willingness to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and nonarrest procedures. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study using scenario-based questionnaires between October 2015 and March 2016. A partial DNR was identified as a DNR with Adult Emergency Protocols (AEP) order...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744705/the-growth-of-hospitalists-and-the-future-of-the-society-of-general-internal-medicine-results-from-the-2014-membership-survey
#14
Chad S Miller, Robert L Fogerty, Jillian Gann, Christopher P Bruti, Robin Klein
According to the most recent annual membership surveys, hospitalists are a rapidly growing component of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM). Should this trend continue, hospitalists could increase from 22% of SGIM membership in 2014 to nearly 33% by 2020. Only 34% of hospitalists who responded to the survey, however, consider SGIM their academic home, compared to 54% of non-hospitalist respondents. Based on these survey findings, it is clear that the landscape of general internal medicine is changing with the growth of hospitalists, and SGIM will need to strategize to keep these hospitalist members actively engaged in the organization...
July 25, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716613/a-novel-use-of-peer-coaching-to-teach-primary-palliative-care-skills-coaching-consultation
#15
Juliet Jacobsen, Corrine Alexander-Cole, Bethany-Rose Daubman, Dejani Banerji, Joe Greer, Karen o'Brien, Kathleen Doyle, Vicki Jackson
BACKGROUND: We aim to address palliative care workforce shortages by teaching clinicians how to provide primary palliative care through peer coaching. INTERVENTION: We offered peer coaching to internal medicine residents and hospitalists (attendings, nurse practioners, and physician assistants). MEASUREMENTS: An audit of peer coaching encounters and coachee feedback to better understand the applicability of peer coaching in the inpatient setting to teach primary palliative care...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715839/annals-for-hospitalists-inpatient-notes-the-opioid-epidemic-what-s-a-hospitalist-to-do
#16
Pooja Lagisetty, Amy Bohnert
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 18, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715838/annals-for-hospitalists-celebrating-the-one-year-anniversary-of-an-easier-way-for-hospitalists-to-access-annals
#17
David H Wesorick, Vineet Chopra
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 18, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715834/annals-for-hospitalists-18-july-2017
#18
David H Wesorick, Vineet Chopra
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 18, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708848/predicting-all-cause-risk-of-30-day-hospital-readmission-using-artificial-neural-networks
#19
Mehdi Jamei, Aleksandr Nisnevich, Everett Wetchler, Sylvia Sudat, Eric Liu
Avoidable hospital readmissions not only contribute to the high costs of healthcare in the US, but also have an impact on the quality of care for patients. Large scale adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHR) has created the opportunity to proactively identify patients with high risk of hospital readmission, and apply effective interventions to mitigate that risk. To that end, in the past, numerous machine-learning models have been employed to predict the risk of 30-day hospital readmission. However, the need for an accurate and real-time predictive model, suitable for hospital setting applications still exists...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707548/geographical-assignment-of-hospitalists-in-an-urban-teaching-hospital-feasibility-and-impact-on-efficiency-and-provider-satisfaction
#20
Christine Bryson, Greta Boynton, Anna Stepczynski, Jane Garb, Reva Kleppel, Farzan Irani, Siva Natanasabathpy, Mihaela S Stefan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether implementation of a geographic model of assigning hospitalists is feasible and sustainable in a large hospitalist program and assess its impact on provider satisfaction, perceived efficiency and patient outcomes. METHODS: Pre (3 months) - post (12 months) intervention study conducted from June 2014 through September 2015 at a tertiary care medical center with a large hospitalist program caring for patients scattered in 4 buildings and 16 floors...
July 14, 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
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