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AHA updates guidelines on use of antiarrhythmic drugs during and after cardiac arrest

Amiodarone or lidocaine may be considered for ventricular fibrillation/pulseless ventricular tachycardia that is unresponsive to defibrillation, the American Heart Association (AHA) now recommends.

Simplified hand hygiene technique resulted in higher adherence than conventional method

Researchers randomly assigned health care workers on 12 hospital wards to use either the conventional six-step method for applying hand rub or a simplified three-step technique, and found similar effectiveness.

Sacubitril-valsartan reduced NT-proBNP more than enalapril in acute heart failure

The industry-funded trial found similar rates of renal failure, hyperkalemia, symptomatic hypotension, and angioedema whether patients started sacubitril-valsartan or enalapril during their heart failure hospitalization.

Web-based decision support tool may help determine safety of outpatient PE management

The tool was added to the patient care workflow in the ED after the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE) was confirmed but before site-of-care decision making was completed.

November ACP Hospitalist online and in the mail

This issue reveals the latest group of ACP Hospitalist's Top Hospitalists and delves into oxygen supplementation, malnutrition, and transitions of care.

Put words in our mouth

ACP Hospitalist Weekly wants readers to create captions for our new cartoon and help choose the winner. Pen the winning caption and win a $50 gift certificate good toward any ACP product, program, or service.