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New recommendations on managing patients with opioid use disorder from SHM

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) released a consensus statement on the management of opioid use disorder in inpatients, including identification and treatment of the condition, pain management in patients with it, and care transitions.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/08/03/free/new-recommendations-on-managing-patients-with-opioid-use-disorder-from-shm.htm
3 Aug 2022

Few internal medicine residency programs provide clinical opioid-related training

A 2019 survey of members of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine found that while 82% of programs required some training in safe opioid prescribing and opioid use disorder treatment, few programs required clinical experiences.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2021/11/10/4.htm
10 Nov 2021

Prescription of opioids at hospital discharge may vary by race/ethnicity

A single-center, retrospective analysis of patients who received opioids in the last 24 hours of hospitalization found that Black patients were less likely than White or Asian patients to be prescribed opioids at discharge.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2021/09/22/3.htm
22 Sep 2021

Team up to treat opioid addiction

Hospitalists can improve care even without the expertise of an addiction medicine consult service.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2021/09/team-up-to-treat-opioid-addiction.htm
15 Sep 2021

Opioid agonist therapy infrequently prescribed during hospitalization for veterans with opioid use disorder

About 15% of inpatients with opioid use disorder received methadone or buprenorphine in the hospital, and the vast majority of patients who were not on opioid agonist therapy prior to admission did not receive it during hospitalization.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2020/04/22/4.htm
22 Apr 2020

Hospitalist-led program improved care for patients with opioid use disorder

Use of evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder during admission increased significantly from 36% before the project to 57% after its implementation, a single-center study found.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/05/18/hospitalist-led-program-improved-care-for-patients-with-opioid-use-disorder.htm
18 May 2022

Opioid exposure linked to increased risk of delirium in critically ill adults

A Dutch study found that opioid use in the ICU increased the daily risk of delirium by 45% in a dose-dependent manner and that this increased risk was independent of the degree of pain present.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2021/04/21/5.htm
21 Apr 2021

When your patient is on dialysis

A nephrologist ran down the initial steps hospitalists should take after admitting a long-term dialysis patient during a lecture at Internal Medicine Meeting 2022.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/05/11/when-your-patient-is-on-dialysis.htm
11 May 2022

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.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/05/25/enteral-tubes-insulin-recalled.htm
25 May 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.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/05/25/free/learn-the-art-of-sickle-cell-treatment.htm
25 May 2022

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