When the census soars
Creative scheduling and on-call systems prevent surges from spiraling out of control.
Obesity and malnutrition are not mutually exclusive
Evidence suggests malnutrition counteracts ‘obesity paradox’.
Getting rid of unnecessary alarms
Multidisciplinary effort can help reduce alarm fatigue.
Antibiotic stewardship the old-fashioned way
Hospital assessment is key.
You can keep your pants on
Most patients would like to wear pants during hospital stay.
Physician certification of inpatient medical necessity
What's required in content, timing, and format.
Newman's handy-dandy recommendation letter
A tongue-in-cheek template for handling recommendation requests.
Letter from the Editor
This month's issue includes articles on managing the census, watching for malnutrition in obese patients, and combating alarm fatigue.
MKSAP quiz on nutrition
Patient cases involving burns, nutrition, diarrhea after small-bowel resection, and more.
Warnings about long-term dual antiplatelet therapy, gram-negative tests
Details on the latest recalls, warnings, and approvals.
Nonprofit versus for-profit hospitals, corticosteroids in septic shock, pretreatment with P2Y12 inhibitors, and more.
In the News
Malpractice claims, fenoldopam after cardiac surgery in acute kidney injury, beta-lactams and community-acquired pneumonia, and more.