May 25, 2022
Learn the art of sickle cell treatment
An expert offered a housestaff-friendly, nursing-friendly, patient-friendly approach to vaso-occlusive crises in the hospital.
Enteral tubes, insulin recalled
The FDA also recently approved a first-in-class type 2 diabetes drug and generic versions of sodium phosphate injections, lactated Ringer's with 5% dextrose injections, dapagliflozin, and digoxin tablets.
AHA/ASA guideline addresses management of patients with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage
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.
Younger age, other factors associated with new OUD diagnosis after hospitalization
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.
Experiencing mistreatment by patients, families, visitors linked to higher physician burnout rates
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.