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DNR Orders Linked to Increased Mortality in Older Adults

DNR Orders Linked to Increased Mortality in Older Adults

Early vs late DNR tied to shorter median length of stay in hospitalized adults aged 65 years and older.

Completing Sepsis Bundle Within an Hour Cuts Pediatric Mortality

However, completing individual bundle elements in that timeframe does not reduce pediatric mortality.

CDC: EMS Administration of Naloxone Up From 2012 to 2016

Monitoring non-fatal overdose events from EMS data may aid in developing emergency response.

Opinion

Please stop filming me: Smartphones in the emergency department

A hospital policy to prevent video recording in the emergency department helps to prevent patients from recording clinicians without their permission.

The House's healthcare bill: Trumpcare or "Chumpcare"?

Public opinion polls support the views of professional organizations, with 60% of Americans opposing the new American Health Care Act, 31% supporting it, and 9% undecided.

Tips for adjusting to the night shift

Working through the night and sleeping during the day can be a difficult adjustment.

Clinical Features

Should Clinicians Treat Family and Friends? Three Experts Weigh In

Should Clinicians Treat Family and Friends? Three Experts Weigh In

Although all of the guidelines acknowledge that there are emergent situations in which providing care for a family member or friend is not only permissible but also essential, other situations are frowned upon.

Does Political Affiliation Influence Patient Care? An Interview With Anupam B. Jena, MD

Does Political Affiliation Influence Patient Care? An Interview With Anupam B. Jena, MD

To shed further light on the study's implications, MPR interviewed lead author Anupam B. Jena, MD, PhD, Ruth L. Newhouse Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

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