Emergency Medicine

#PWChat – The Ins & Outs of Shared Decision Making

Join us Wednesday, September 6 at 9:00pm ET / 6:00pm PT for a live, interactive tweetchat with Marc Probst, MD, and Hemal Kanzaria, MD, on shared decision

CME/CE: Cardiac Rehab Benefits Older Acute Myocardial Infarction Patients

Greater participation in cardiac rehabilitation programs is associated with improved survival and medication adherence in the Medicare population after these individuals experience an acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Physicians should encourage older AMI patients to continue participating in these sessions to improve long-term outcomes.

#PWChat Recap – Hospitals, Not Hotels: A Look at Global Budgets | Feature

The Physician’s Weekly #PWChat series continued with another insightful discussion on Thursday, Aug. 26, focusing on on why hotels and hospitals shouldn’t necessarily be compared to one another and how

#PWChat – Convincing Antivaxxers: Winning the Vaccine Argument With Patients | Feature

Dr. Linda Girgis will co-host a tweetchat with PW on August 30 at 9:00pm ET on how to convince antivaxxers on the importance of vaccinating themselves and their children.

#PWChat – Hospitals, Not Hotels: A Look at Global Budgets | Feature

Joshua Sharfstein, MD, will co-host a tweetchat with PW on August 24, at 9:00pm ET on the issues with comparing hospitals to hotels.

Delirium, Advanced Cancer, & ED Visits | Feature

Delirium is a serious cognitive disturbance in which patients have impaired thinking and awareness, and some studies suggest that the condition often goes unrecognized in EDs. “Few

Shared Decision Making in the ED | Feature

Physicians propose a new conceptual model to guide clinicians in determining when shared decision making is appropriate in the ED. They offer three factors that are necessary and sufficient to determine whether shared decision making should be pursued for a given clinical scenario.

Implementing In-Hospital 3D Printing | Feature

A team of surgeons is using low-cost, 3D-printed anatomical models to help trauma surgeons prepare for difficult surgeries. They have found that use of these models appears to significantly increase observer agreement in classifying acetabular fractures.

John Hopkins Study Confirms Most Prescribed Opioid Pills Go Unused | News Brief

In a review of half a dozen published studies in which patients self-reported use of opioids prescribed to them after surgery, researchers at Johns Hopkins report that

Is Outpatient Care Quality Improving Over Time? | Feature

More than a decade ago, landmark studies found that adults in the United States only received slightly more than half of the recommended healthcare services they should

Primary Hyperparathyroidism Guidelines | Feature

Primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT) is a common clinical problem for which surgery has been deemed the only definitive treatment.

Reducing Obstructive Sleep Apnea Emergencies | Feature

Throughout the United States, rapid response systems (RRS) are commonly used safety protocols in hospitals that are designed to help decrease risks for the potentially fatal deterioration of patients.

Assessing Appropriate Use of Vascular Access Devices | Feature

The Michigan Appropriateness Guide to Intravenous Catheters has been developed to help clinicians appropriately select vascular access devices. These efforts are important to limiting the risk of complications in critically-ill patients.

CME/CE: Guideline Update for Heart Failure Treatment | Feature

Experts in cardiology have updated a major guideline to reflect the addition of new types of drug options for heart failure (HF). With treatments for patients with HF expanding, there appears to be more hope than ever before for these individuals.

Doctor and Patient Relationships: Empathy & Litigation | Feature

Research has shown that emergency physicians (EPs) with better interpersonal skills and who spend more time with patients appear to have fewer malpractice claims filed against them.

The Overuse of NSAIDs | Feature

Research suggests that despite widespread use, NSAIDs appear to be associated with several side effects when misused or overused that may make use of these medications dangerous in certain populations and in combination with other drugs.

CME/CE: Filling Prescriptions After Opioid-Related Hospitalizations | Feature

New data suggest that greater efforts are needed to ensure that patients who are hospitalized for opioid addiction or misuse receive recommended services for post-treatment.

#PWChat Recap: Defensive Medicine & Related Costs | Feature

The Physician’s Weekly #PWChat series continued last night with an energetic discussion focusing on defensive medicine and related costs. It was co-hosted by Jeff Segal, MD, JD,

The Paradigm Shifts Needed in Healthcare | Medical Blog

There’s a lot wrong with healthcare today. Especially the medications they have now a days and all the side effects. Just like the prescription xarelto, check out

Defining Operative Emergency General Surgery | Feature

A national study has found that the vast majority of all operative volume, complications, deaths, and costs associated with emergency general surgery are attributable to seven procedures. The findings may help hospitals focus prevention efforts and quality improvement initiatives.

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