Despite guidance stating that a patient should be offered the option to begin her chosen long-acting reversible contraception birth control method at the time of the office visit rather than waiting for her next period or returning for another appointment, just 29% of clinicians say they provide same-day placement.
With more than half of hospital surgeries performed in an ambulatory setting, some quality improvement professionals are questioning whether there are adequate metrics for measuring quality and patient safety.
The authors of most studies on diagnostic error in the ED use a “look back” approach. Researchers start with the misdiagnosis, then examine the factors associated with it. Other investigators recently used a different method.
Controversial gene editing raises questions for IRBs
April 19, 2019
Plans call for the committee to gather information from a wide range of sources with the goal of developing recommendations for “a comprehensive governance framework that is scalable, sustainable, and appropriate for use at the international, regional, national, and local levels."
Having been in this fight for decades, IPs cannot be complacent
April 18, 2019
While taking an overall national approach, the plan — part of a collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other federal agencies — would target specific geographic areas and at-risk populations. The goals are a 75% reduction in infections in the next five years and a 90% reduction in 10 years.
There are some fresh recommendations for EDs treating patients with suspected non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes. A new clinical policy from the American College of Emergency Physicians addresses the evaluation and management of these patients.
Domestic violence and abuse is a national and global healthcare problem with massive consequences, affecting men, women, and children. Awareness, recognition, and resource allocation, in addition to trauma management, is an important aspect of emergent care of the trauma patient possibly injured in a domestic violence incident.