Hospital Medicine Information Center
After adult cardiac surgery, patients are less likely to be readmitted to the hospital if they receive house calls from PAs.
The introduction of pneumococcal conjugate and rotavirus vaccines has helped to reduce hospitalizations from respiratory infections and diarrhea.
The majority of hospitalists agree that routine dyspnea severity assessment would improve patient care.
In addition to increasing radiation exposure, CT scanning often uncovers incidental findings that may lead to emotional stress for the patient.
To ensure that therapeutic interventions begin in time, providers must be able to recognize the clinical presentation of an acute ischemic stroke.
Primary-care practitioners should change to accommodate patients seeking primary care from emergency departments.
Advice for administering baclofen for a spinal cord injury to a patient with a nasogastric tube.
Does the concentration of hypertonic saline affect intracranial pressure reduction in patients with traumatic brain injury?
Since 50% of patients admitted to the ED with deep vein thrombosis, should it be common practice to do a chest CT prior to discharge?
Is there any evidence that changing a patient's cephalexin dose from 500 q.i.d. to 1,000 b.i.d. has decreased efficacy in terms of infection control?
A tip for performing a closed reduction on a dislocated finger.
Patients often complain they have a difficult time completely removing the adhesive from ECG pads. Pass on this simple tip for painless removal.
A Foley catheter can help remove foreign objects from the rectum.
Larger catheters are stiffer, thus better able to pass through the prostatic urethra.