The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) guideline updated the previous 2015 guideline and provided recommendations for reversing anticoagulation, lowering blood pressure, handling decisions to end life-sustaining treatment, and more.
A retrospective cohort study looked at opioid-naive patients who received at least one prescription for an opioid during a surgical or nonsurgical inpatient hospitalization between 2014 and 2017.
Program targeting families of ICU decedents associated with higher ratings of emotional, spiritual support
Bereaved families who participated in the 3 Wishes Program, in which clinicians elicit and fulfill simple wishes for dying patients and their families, rated their emotional and spiritual support significantly higher than those who did not participate.
A study of about 6,500 U.S. physicians found that mistreatment and discriminatory behaviors by patients, families, and visitors within the previous year were common, especially for female and racial/ethnic minority physicians, and were associated with higher burnout rates.