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Residents report that ‘warm handoffs' enhance patient safety

One residency program implemented a protocol in which the incoming and outgoing residents met at the end of a ward rotation to sign out and jointly round on sicker patients using a bedside-rounding checklist.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2017/08/23/2.htm
23 Aug 2017

Periop in a pandemic

Without data or guidelines on when and whether to perform surgery on the many patients who have had COVID-19 infections after vaccination, hospitals and hospitalists are developing their own plans and protocols.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/03/23/free/periop-in-a-pandemic.htm
23 Mar 2022

Patient safety, resident sleep do not appear to differ with flexible vs. standard duty hours

Sixty-three U.S. internal medicine residency programs were randomly assigned to follow standard duty-hour policies mandating 16-hour shifts and an 80-hour workweek, or flexible policies, with an 80-hour workweek but no limits on shift length or mandatory time off between shifts.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2019/03/13/1.htm
13 Mar 2019

March 2014

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2014/03/

Attending physician workload may affect teaching effectiveness, patient safety

Academic rank and time spent with learners were positively associated with teaching evaluations, and higher midnight census and daily discharges were negatively associated, a single-center study found.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2016/01/13/3.htm
13 Jan 2016

November 2010

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2010/11/

Regionalized care teams may not lead to improvements in patient safety, study finds

Researchers found no significant difference in preventable adverse events but did find improvement in nurses' and interns' communication about patients' expected discharge dates and daily care plans.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2016/03/02/4.htm
2 Mar 2016

December 2013

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2013/12/

Duty hours may have no effect on patient safety, resident well-being, care continuity

A randomized trial did not find a patient safety benefit from shorter duty schedules, a study found.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2015/02/25/3.htm
25 Feb 2015

August 2011

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2011/08/

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