Delivery (of a shock) in two minutes or less
Recent research has found that hospitalized patients with ventricular fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia don't always receive defibrillation within the recommended window, and that the delay has a detrimental effect on outcomes and survival. Cardiologists and other experts trying to improve these times say that hospitalists are in the perfect spot to take charge of the problem and lead improvement efforts.
Letter from the Editor
A study published earlier this year in the New England Journal of Medicine had some sobering news for hospitals.
Deciding about CPR: Readers respond
Deciding about CPR: Readers respond.
In the News
Quality of health care affected by race and geography.
Billing in the ED and transitional care units.
Wiping out falls
Systemic interventions help reduce patient risk.
The hospitalist teacher
Bedside rounding combines medical education and patient care.
Khat use in the U.S.
A public health perspective.
Researcher aims to assess beta-blocker use in patients with pacemakers
Researcher aims to assess beta-blocker use in patients with pacemakers.
Brazil's first hospital medicine congress offers promise, challenges
Brazil's first hospital medicine congress offers promise, challenges.
Warnings on antipsychotics, becaplermin
Warnings on antipsychotics, becaplermin.
Expert analysis: Lewy body dementia
Lewy body dementia.
Test yourself: Sepsis
Journal watch: Recent studies of note
Recent studies about improving CPR, post-stroke depression treatment, and other topics.