December 13, 2023

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Getting SNF discharges up to snuff

Hospitalists are experimenting with videoconferences to help bridge the gap when patients are discharged to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs).

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Small oversights can line up to cause a major problem.

American Thoracic Society updates guidelines on ARDS

Updated guidelines on management of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) newly suggest corticosteroids and neuromuscular blockers and address appropriate levels of positive end-expiratory pressure.

Surrogate decisions for incarcerated hospital patients often handled improperly

Prison employees were involved in more than half of the decisions for patients who lacked decision-making capacity while hospitalized from a prison, according to an analysis of 20 years of records from one academic medical center.

About 10% of home hospitalizations for HF require escalation of care

Median length of home hospital stay more than doubled when patients who were hospitalized at home for acute decompensated heart failure (HF) required transfer to an ED or medical inpatient unit, a retrospective study found.

Updated guidance issued on cardiovascular implantable device infections

The scientific statement from the American Heart Association covers prevention, diagnosis, and management of the infections, including what tests to use and when to transfer patients for subspecialty care.