Hospital Medicine Features Archives
Some include mechanical complications, central vascular access complications, and compatibility issues.
A 44-year-old man presents to an urgent care clinic with leg edema and shortness of breath.
After a fall on an outstretched hand, wrist injuries are common, but ligament tears should also be considered in adults.
While undergoing physical therapy after a stroke, a patient with type 1 diabetes has a hypoglycemia-related stroke.
Pediatrics patients with asthma who have to undergo surgery are at risk for complications.
The patient, aged 69 years, had a 43-year history of type 1 diabetes and was scheduled to undergo a chest wall resection.
A patient presented to the office with a 45-year history of maturity onset diabetes of the young after renal failure.
Primary-care practitioners should change to accommodate patients seeking primary care from emergency departments.
In addition to increasing radiation exposure, CT scanning often uncovers incidental findings that may lead to emotional stress for the patient.
Advice for administering baclofen for a spinal cord injury to a patient with a nasogastric tube.
A tip for performing a closed reduction on a dislocated finger.
Does the concentration of hypertonic saline affect intracranial pressure reduction in patients with traumatic brain injury?
An elderly man opted for "no heroics" if things went wrong in surgery, but his family felt differently.
To ensure that therapeutic interventions begin in time, providers must be able to recognize the clinical presentation of an acute ischemic stroke.
Patients often complain they have a difficult time completely removing the adhesive from ECG pads. Pass on this simple tip for painless removal.
Combining NP, PA and telemedicine services will help bridge the gaps created by hospitalist and primary care physician shortages.
A Foley catheter can help remove foreign objects from the rectum.
A nurse's careless mishandling of medical evidence jeopardizes a criminal rape case and causes undue emotional harm.
Larger catheters are stiffer, thus better able to pass through the prostatic urethra.
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?
A father is rushed to the emergency department after ingestion of a foreign, powderlike substance.
The number of hospital-acquired MRSA infections is down; however, community-acquired MRSA infections continue to rise.
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 quick review of breastfeeding recommendations, including timelines for infant weaning, guidelines for appropriate supplementation and contraindications.
If a patient has a nonfunctional arteriovenous (AV) shunt in one arm and a functional shunt used for dialysis in the other, does the avoidance of an IV access in the arm with the nonfunctional shunt still apply?
Is it possible to have a geriatric patient in serious delirium while all labs and urinalysis are within normal limits?
The use of povidine-iodine in wound care is controversial. Several experimental studies have demonstrated concerns regarding its safety and effect on wound healing.
Communicating simple safety tips with parents and caregivers can reduce the risk for summer injuries from bicycle, motor vehicle, firework and swimming accidents.
Guidelines from the American Burn Association provide a reliable road map for the assessment and treatment of these challenging injuries
Forensic nurses are typically the first point of contact for crime victims who are admitted to emergency rooms, providing opportunities to gather evidence and assess the patient's psychological state.
Following patients through the care continuum is essential to maintaining consistent, quality health care.
Puzzled nursing student has trouble finding heartbeat.